BodyTune for Musicians and Music Teachers
Arms, Hands, Instrument
Breathing & Sound
Want more freedom when playing or singing?
Looking to improve your technique and reduce stress and strain?
Want to improve how you give co-ordination feedback to your students?
Information about BodyTune: Breathing and Sound, click here
BodyTune: Arms, Hands, Instrument teaches you about anatomical and biomechanics aspects of arm actions when playing instruments and conducting.
Many injuries and performance hurdles that musicians experience are associated with the way they use their bodies when they play their instruments.
BodyTune will help your co-ordination with the intention of reducing tension, pressure and inefficiency, giving fuller access to your capabilities for making music.
BodyTune: Arms, Hands, Instrument will cover practical anatomical and biomechanics dynamics of arm movements.
Who is BodyTune for?
- Musicians – all instruments and genres
- Music teachers
What is included in BodyTune: Arms, Hands, Instrument?
- Pre workshop assessment (on-line)
- Full day of targeted small group training
Understanding whole arm movement in relation to whole body co-ordination and instrument playing
Cooperation with the natural rhythms and movements of effective breathing
Anatomy and physiology of arm movements
Conscious cooperation with joint mechanic in carrying out of actions
Body Mind mapping of the shoulder, arms, hands and fingers
Alexander Technique principles
A month ago, I assumed that I would never fix my ‘bad habits’ on the flute- I just thought they were things wrong with ME.. But the hands-on anatomy in AT class made me realize that there was not much wrong with my body – just how much uncessary stress I put upon it! AT is helping my music practice by removing excess tension, and giving me the freedom to move around physically with my instrument as one!
Tertiary Music student, aspiring professional musician – 2015
Greg teaches with joy and laughter – always seeking positive experiences. Greg has been observing movement for over 30 years. He has a Masters degree in movement science. Greg is a regular staff member of the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Summer School.
Greg is Training Director at Sydney Alexander Technique and Associate Director of training at Body Chance Schools in Japan.
How do I enrol?
Please send an email or complete the form below and we will be in touch to answer your questions and get you registered
One day workshop. 9am – 3pm, St Leonards
either ‘Arms Hands Instrument’
or ‘Breathing & Sound’
Cost $299 + GST.
full time tertiary students please ask about discounts and scholarship places.
Please bring your instrument
Also available as an in school staff development day – please enquire.
Endorsed by BOSTES (Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW) – School teachers gain PD points.
Click here to make an enquiry
or call Greg Holdaway on 0408 257 174.
Time and Date
May 30, 2016 - 9am to 3pm
May 31, 2016 - 9am to 3pm