What’s holding you back?

I believe we become musicians because of a vision we have of what we could do – of the music we could make. We might have fallen in love with the sound of the instrument as played by a teacher or on a recording, or we might have been drawn to the simple idea of being a musician. This vision, whatever it is, sustains us through those difficult first steps of learning to make a sound – any sound at all at first, and then a (let’s face it) tolerable sound, and eventually, we hope, a sound which we find satisfying. As we master our art, our sense of what’s possible evolves, the vision evolves, and we can always see a ‘next step’ for our skill.

What’s preventing you right now from realizing your vision?
What’s preventing you from reaching your next step?

Injury? Tension? Posture? Anxiety? A lack of flow and ease?
Lack of inspiration, of connection to the vision, to the music itself?

All of these impediments to your art are bound up in your most basic habitual movement patterns: from the habits you use to hold yourself up and move around, to those you use to interact with other people, to the very patterns you use to make music.

The good news is that you can free yourself from these patterns with the same sort of patient self-application you bring to mastering your art. The Feldenkrais Method provides you with a context in which to become aware of your patterns, and, in becoming aware, release them, and discover new and better ways to move and create.

Your Music Unbound – a Feldenkrais movement program for musicians

This program customizes the process of Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® for musicians, to address your specific concerns and help you apply the lessons to your needs:

ATM class

movement lessons

Class and skeleton

functional anatomy

Working with guitarist

learning applied where it matters

  • Improve your understanding of body mechanics and movement patterns where it matters to you: in making music and in other challenges you face in your daily life.
  • Acquire tools to take care of yourself. Learn how to shed unnecessary tensions and ‘reset’ yourself to move with more fluidity and focus.

The movement lessons in class will be recorded so you can do them again at home. We will also go over the principles behind the lessons so you can create your own versions. (The recordings will also come in handy if you have to miss any of the meetings for gigs 🙂

Check the schedule to find out when the next series is starting!

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