Online Series for Musicians
“Train the Instrument that Plays the Instrument” – Andrew Gibbons
Time & Location
About the event
Welcome to a place where you can learn how to play with ease AND improve your technique and musical expression.
It’s not a matter of suffering for your art; that path ends in pain and a short musical life. It’s about getting wise to how the way you play influences what you can say.
Tuesdays at 7pm
Sundays at 5pm
Individual Sessions via appointment on the bookings page of my website
Max 20 participants
Suitable for intermediate - professional players
You Will Learn To:
Sense yourself clearly to reduce unnecessary effort and become more comfortable at your instrument
Refine your coordination to enhance expressivity and ability to tackle tricky passages
Free up attention to be more in sync with your ensemble players – improving your ensemble playing
Develop endurance not through grit but through refined sensing
Work with the effects of performance anxiety
Themes We Will Explore:
Finding support and freedom in sitting
Expressive, agile fingers
Support for your hands and arms from your shoulders and back
Approaching difficult passages with elegance (breathing and timing)
What is Included?
2 hour long groups movement sessions per week
1 class is devoted to a Feldenkrais movement pattern related to playing your instrument.
The second class during the week will consolidate this learning directly at your instrument.
1 half hour individual session per series (via Zoom)
Work with something you are personally interested in
Send me a recording of you playing with your questions for the session or we can decide together when we meet.
You will be muted on Zoom so you are completely free to experiment without censure or worrying you are disturbing others. Time for discussion about discoveries and insights afterwards.
All sessions will be audio recorded so if you can’t attend one session live, you will be able to stream it during that week.
*This series is NOT going to undo your technique or musical lineage; the attentional and movement skills you learn will support what you already do well AND will also help you to evolve past current limitations into more playing possibility.
This means you are empowered to explore your expression and see it unfold – my definition of creativity! I hope this will ignite curiosity for your practice.
Click: Try the free taster class from this series to get a feel for what you might learn.
I help musicians play with increased skill, refined attention and less discomfort.
Master of Music Performance in Cello (Bern University)
Bachelor of Music in Cello (Basel Conservatorium)
Feldenkrais Practitioner Training 2015 Melbourne
Previously taught Cello students at:
Victorina College of the Arts
School of Music Monash University
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Early Music Festival Melbourne
Certified Australian Feldenkrais Guild member
Fully insured with AON
Disclaimer: Feldenkrais is an educational method and is not intended as medical advice. Where appropriate please consult a qualified health professional before engaging in movement classes.
8 Week Online Feldenkrais Series for Musicians