Body Mapping for Musicians
What is Body Mapping?
Body Mapping answers the important question of “how” we make-music. Once we understand how to move we have access to a broader range of dynamics, articulation & expressive elements. With the tools of Body Mapping, we map movement precision and accuracy, then integrate high quality movement into our playing, expanding our expressive palate and performing confidence.
What are Body Maps?
Body maps guide our playing movements. When updated to accurately represent the body’s design for movement, we can refine movement and find just the right combinations of movement with just the right effort. This unleashes a whole new level of artistic expression.
relief from discomfort
enhanced soft tissue healing
Who benefits from Body Mapping?
Musicians who want more in their playing!
Musicians experiencing playing discomfort or injury. Including movement retraining in the recovery process enhances healing and returning to playing, better than ever.
Where did Body Mapping originate?
The body maps in the brain can be changed thanks with the help of anatomical models, self-inquiry and movement. Body Mapping is the process we use to update the body maps that guide movement. Alexander Technique teacher, Barbara Conable created the Body Mapping course, What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, and trained musicians to teach this information to provide musicians with the anatomical information that allows them to overcome playing limitation and pain, in order to fully express musical ideas.
My personal quest to understand movement shapes the way I teach Body Mapping. I integrate movement principles from other modalities to help you find balance and learn to dynamically move in a balanced way.