Category Archive for: "Awareness"
ISME 2016 – Glasgow, Scotland
PDF handouts from workshops at ISME 2016 ISME-Alignment Handout ISME-FeelYourPain HandoutRead more »
Is Sitting the New Smoking?
The new saying going around is that sitting is the new smoking and according to Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk, we lose 2 hours of life […]Read more »
Listen to Your Body
Twelve years ago my first “wellness” article, Using Your Body’s Wisdom to Unlock Technique was published in the American Music Teacher (June/July 2003). At that time a friend mentioned that it read like a first installment…and indeed it was simply […]Read more »
It is easy to forget about the interconnectedness of the whole body. Often an issue in one part of our body is caused by something seemingly unrelated. This was driven home to me once again in a very personal way […]Read more »
Not long ago I had occasion to work with an incredibly intuitive non-musician at his keyboard of choice – a computer. A veteran at a high-tech computer company, he was experiencing near-constant forearm pain – so much so that he […]Read more »
Pain in Your Neck?
A while back I had the opportunity to participate in an Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) workshop focused on neck and shoulders. This stretching routine was developed by kinesiologist Aaron Mattes and is used by massage therapists, physical therapists and trainers […]Read more »
Connecting the pieces
As I mentioned in my last post, I am continually intrigued by the physical connections I discover whether teaching a yoga class or working with musicians of all levels. The concept of moving and building from a foundation of ease […]Read more »
Examining the pieces
I spent my early years practicing piano under the watchful eye of my great-grandfather in an oil painting hanging on the wall right behind my piano. In the painting, my great-grandfather, a Flemish organist and composer, is holding a scroll […]Read more »