MusicMoves: Feldenkrais for Musicians Sessions and Workshops
You are your primary instrument.
Whether that’s a Strad or a factory violin is up to how you use what you have!
All of our technique is about how we move ourselves: but the end result is sound. Everything after being able to play is varying levels of refinement.
If we improve how we’re moving, supporting and creating the movements we need to play; the end result also improves. Everything we do sounds, and has an impact on how feels to make music.
Benefits of these sessions:
- Reduce tension, pain and discomfort
- Be the musician within that you know you can be.
- Improve your stage presence and posture
- Reduce anxiety both on and off stage
- Discover easier breathing and movement
- Find greater ease and freedom in your musical expression
In these practical sessions we’ll look at:
- How your whole body can support your technique
- Developing your self-awareness so you can feel what you’re doing more easily
- Learning to sense yourself from the inside out
- Discover skeletal movement and structure, and how to use it to better support your hands, shoulders, breath, voice and head.
You’ll learn tools for greater physical comfort so you can get better and easier musical results:
- Refining your sensitivity to how you are moving
- Reducing the effort & excess muscular tension for effective technique.
- Working with your body not against it.
- Improving your self image, (both physically and mentally)
- Learning new options for greater freedom of movement.
Who are these workshops for?
Music-Moves workshops are suitable for professional musicians, music students and amateur musicians who play or sing, and want to improve their ease and comfort in playing and performing.
Older children are welcome to join as well.
If you would like sessions solely for children, please get in touch. I have worked with Future Talent for the last few years, giving Playing without Pain sessions to young musicians. I have been teaching children instrumentally as well for over 20 years.
Details of upcoming dates are on the Workshops page.
Previous sessions have included:
Bridging the Gap between practice and performance.
Finding Ease in your Shoulders
Playing without Pain (for children)
Register your interest:
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What’s it like to attend one of these workshops? Here are some testimonials from recent attendees:
“Thank you for another wonderful workshop yesterday. When I was playing at the end I had a new sense of connection and freedom all the way to my feet. I was really aware of them on the floor; it reminded me of being on a lovely beach, standing in warm sand. I sense I will be able to cultivate that feeling as I ease back into playing the viola and violin.
The movement [you taught] taking the hands behind the head is the one that really gets into the knot in my left arm. It’s similar to a movement the physio gave me, but the way you did it is very helpful and I am hopeful it will get my arm working normally again.” Phil Darcy, professional violist.
“Thank you very much for the String-Moves session today. It was very enjoyable and informative. I was very grateful that today focused mainly on shoulders. This has been my ‘problem area’ for many years. I have pain around a vertebrae between my shoulder blades. I could really feel the pain at the beginning of the session. By the end of the session, I couldn’t feel the pain anymore. Fantastic!!” Sarah Wilson, professional Violinist.