Performers are used to working hard, and pushing their body to serve their art form. But often, there are physical issues around technique and playing that go ignored. These can inhibit performance and after time, can lead to persistent injury, pain, frustration, or even cut a career short.
With my background as a professional classical musician, I bring a wealth of experience with me: from understanding how we were taught our instruments, to the pressures of standing in front of an audience and performing at the highest level.I understand the stresses and excitements of a performing and touring life, and am therefore in an excellent position to help those who have:
- physical problems and/or pain from playing or performing,
- manifestations of stage fright/ performance anxiety/nerves
- or simply those who want to raise their game.
I can help musicians with postural issues, restricted movement, or chronic tension (including back pain and RSI ), as well as neurological, developmental and psychological problems.
The Feldenkrais Method is based on sound principles of neuroplasticity, physics and physiology, and the neurological conditions under which the nervous system learns best.
We explore how your habits of movement can constrain your potential, both on and off the stage. We use a process of organic learning, through moving and sensing, to free you from their habitual patterns. These patterns, embedded in our nervous system, often become outmoded or dysfunctional, creating unnecessary limitations. With gentle movements we work out new patterns of thinking, moving, feeling and artistic expression to emerge.