Feldenkrais for Musicians

Performers work hard, and we use our body to serve our art form. 

Sometimes there are physical issues around playing we ignore.

These can inhibit performance, and after time, can lead to persistent injury, pain, frustration, and even cut careers short.

I can help you from a position of experience. As a professional classical musician myself, I understand how we were taught our instruments, the pressures of standing in front of an audience and performing at the highest level. I’ve toured and performed for over 20 years, so understand the stresses and excitements of that life from the inside out.

I can help you with”

  • Improving posture
  • restricted movement/ RSI / chronic tension
  • Pain whilst playing or performing,
  • Being able to play for longer in comfort.
  • Performance anxiety/ Stage presence
  • Freeing up artistic expression.

  • Underlying movement habits that are getting in the way of efficient technique.
  • Improving instrument set-up
  • Making and modifying instrument hardware (chin-rests/shoulder pads etc) to make the instrument fit you better
  • Making your technique more effortless

I work with musicians individually, or in group sessions.

I use a process of organic learning, through moving and sensing, to help free up your habitual patterns. Our movement habits, embedded in our nervous system, often become outmoded or dysfunctional, creating unnecessary limitations.

With gentle movements we work out new patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling to emerge.


MusicMoves: Feldenkrais for Musicians Workshops

You are your primary instrument.

In my sessions and workshops we’ll look at:

  • How your whole body supports your technique. You are your primary instrument. 
  • Reducing aches and pains
  • Supporting your playing or singing from whole your skeleton. (The ease of what you do, and quality of your movement is based on how well you support your head, shoulders, arms and fingers from the rest of your skeleton)
  • Concentrating on skeletal movement is the key to easy movement.
  • Developing your self-awareness and learning to reduce or prevent future discomfort/injury
  • How work with your body not against it.
  • How to lock into your organic learning abilities.
  • learn new options for greater freedom of movement

StringMoves: Specialist workshops for String players

String-Moves workshops:

Specialist workshops for stringplayers!

For dates, details and booking: go to the StringMoves page

MusicMoves Workshops coming up next: (at present online):

Set-Up Essentials 1

Workshop for violinists and violists:
Sunday 6th March 3-6 pm (UK time)

This workshop is focussing on:

  • Finding neutral in your neck and shoulders
  • Better set-up of yourself
  • Understanding the anatomy
  • Supporting your arms from your whole skeleton.
  • Integrating ideas into the practice room

Price: £25.00

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MusicMoves
Bridging the Gap between Practice and Performance

Bridging the Gap between Practice and Performance

We’ll be exploring:

  • Unravelling Stage Fright
  • Grounding, the Feldenkrais way
  • Using the breath for calm
  • Connecting to your base of support
  • Sensing your core: the skeleton
  • Integrating ideas into Performance

Price: £25.00

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Please check out the StringMoves page for specialist string players’ workshops; the WellMusician page for my joint 2-4 day workshops with Anita and Niall for all musicians, and the workshops page for upcoming workshops elsewhere.

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