It’s interesting to me that touch is often equated with being emotionally moved: “I was touched by his musicmaking.” As a musician I aim to move our audience simply with soundwaves reaching their ears. Touch, being touched, and connection is a basic building block of being human. I think one of the things so many … More Self care: Feldenkrais for Performers
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, whatever we play or sing, boils down on movement: we move ourselves to create music. The less effort and tension we use, the better, and more efficiently, we can bring across to … More Feldenkrais Method for Musicians – Why do it?
This week was Mental Health week across the UK, something of a hot topic after a year of isolation, non-touch and Covid-19 complications. When we’re under physical or mental stress over any long period of time, our nervous system responds by preparing: to run, to fight or to freeze. In all of these there is … More The body patterns of fear: shifting it the easy way.
using Feldenkrais Method for emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. … More Using the Feldenkrais Method for emotional, physical and mental wellbeing
I have a had various clients in the last few years who have been professional violinists. Some come hours before a concert, wanting me to fix them so they can play the concert without excruciating pain. Others come because they have had an issue for a while that they haven’t managed to deal with on … More Violinists and Shoulders