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ABOUT
ME

Uncovering The Power of Movement

Movement is the foundation to all that we do. Understanding the basic anatomy of bones and joints clarifies how we are designed to move. When we take this understanding into any activity we build a user's guide to the body to use in our favorite activities. Life transforms into our vibrant, never-ending learning laboratory!

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Body Mapping provided a clear, reliable way to enhance expression and relieve the neck and shoulder discomfort I experienced in my playing. These changes inspired me to dig deeper to understand the relationship between movement and playing.  I completed her Licensure with Association for Body Mapping Education in 2009, and teach the course ‘What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body’.

 

I am on faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music and Longy School of Music of Bard College. My popular Body Mapping courses combine Body Mapping with movement experiences to unlock the artistry within each musician.  I am a frequent guest artist, presenting workshops at music schools, conferences, and festivals, including the Shepherd School of Music, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Maine Chamber Music Seminar, Frost School of Music, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. I also work with musicians one-on-one to address individual needs.

 

My quest for understanding movement and developing my skills has not ended. I seek out ways to explore movement away from the flute, including:

  • Utilizing optimal performance awareness on the flying trapeze to execute a trick.

  • Mustering movement efficiency to complete a Spartan sprint.

Activities like these challenge me to understand and develop my movement skills leading to movement accuracy, fluidity, and precision, exactly what musicians use in performance. In 2018, I completed MovNat Level 1 Certification and in 2020 the 100-hour Core Movement Integration training.  In 2021, I am working on my Level 1 A.D.A.P.T training for Parkour

 

My innate curiosity continues to guide my musicianship and my teaching.  I perform on concerts throughout the region including North Country Electronic Music Festival, Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Chromatic Club, King’s Chapel Concert Series, Friends of the Reading Public Library, 1794 Meeting House, Longy SeptemberFest and Faculty Artist Concerts, and on WGBH radio.  I especially enjoy performing contemporary music. 

Certifications & Courses

  • Licensed Body Mapping Educator, ABME

  • Core Movement Integration - Level 1

  • A.D.A.P.T. Level 1 - in progress

  • A.D.A.P.T - Cornerstone Award in Coaching Parkour 

  • The Anatomy: Foundational Coaching Course (2020)

  • Stop Chasing Pain - Primal Movement Chains Course

  • MovNat Level 1 Coach (2018-2020)

Qualifications

  • M.M. Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

  • B.M. State University of New York at Potsdam