Our BodyMinded Training Program is a unique blend of the study of human movement integrated with the practical application of Alexander Technique principles. The core principle explored throughout this program is Mind-Body Unity, in which every action is an action of the whole-self.
There are 2 scholarships on offer. Each scholarship is worth $2250, which is 50% of the training cost.
One scholarship is for a full-time tertiary Music students and one scholarship for a full-time Music Teacher.
The scholarship places are for talented and motivated musicians that demonstrate their capacity to be upskilled in the BodyMinded approach and apply into their own performing and/or teaching practice. All instruments, genres and musical styles are welcome.
When you move, you move as a whole. There is a complex relationship of your physical structure (muscle, bones, nervous system) and your thinking (motivation, intention, goals, internal mapping of movement). BodyMinded training will help you to understand and navigate this complex landscape.
In the BodyMinded Training Program you will learn the relevant anatomical & biomechanical information in an applied way. The course has strong theoretical and research basis, however is presented in a practical manner. No prior anatomy or biomechanical study is required. You will be able to apply your new knowledge and insights into your personal and professional life immediately.
Australian research has revealed that 84% of professional orchestral musicians suffer injury that interferes with their performance.
Proactive measures are always best to establish positive sustainable movement habits. Working with a BodyMinded approach gives you the foundation for a long career in music as a performer or as a teacher. Becoming a BodyMinded music teacher will give you confidence that your teaching is safe and healthy for your students.
If you are struggling now with injury or pain then undertaking the BodyMinded training is likely to turn around your playing and bring back the joy!
On successful completion of the BodyMinded training, graduates are permitted to use the BodyMinded logo and promote themselves as BodyMinded Professionals.
10 Dec: Scholarship applications close
22 Dec: Scholarships awarded. Note all applicants will be contacted with the outcome of the scholarship process
22 Dec: Early Bird sale price ends
February 2019: Individual coaching begins – ongoing across the year
April 2019: Sydney & Brisbane intensive training block 1
July 2019: Sydney & Brisbane intensive training block 2
Sept/ Oct 2019: Sydney & Brisbane intensive training block 3
1. Tertiary student applicants: You will be a full time tertiary music student in 2019, any institution or year of study. All instruments, musical genres are welcome to apply
2. Music Teacher applicants: You are an active music teacher in private studio practice or based in the school system (state or private) and teaching music is your main professional area of work
3. Available to attend all 12 workshop days in 2019, each workshop 9am – 4pm. Dates available in the BodyMinded information pack. There will be training workshops in Sydney and Brisbane. Sydney training is 3 intensives of 4 days each. Brisbane training is 3 intensives of 4 days each. All intensives are in public school holidays of the state they are held in.
4. Successful scholarship awardees will be give a 50% reduction in training fees, the remaining amount of $2250 will be payable (note: generous payment plan arrangements are available).
5. Successful scholarship awardee agree to be photographed and interviewed to promote the scholarship.
1. Complete the online application form. Organise your reference from a current music teacher (tertiary students) or a professional peer referee (music teachers). Submit your application before 10 December
2. All applicants will be contacted and those that are short listed will be invited to an online interview
3. All applicants will be given feedback and told the outcome of the scholarship process by 22 December 2018.
The scholarships will be awarded based on written application and online interview. Applicants will be ranked in relation to
1. Eligibility, including ability to attend all the workshop days & reference from teacher or professional peer
2. Demonstration of interest, curiosity and eagerness to learn
3. Potential for incorporating the BodyMinded approach into professional practice (performing and/or teaching)
4. Financial circumstances (including but not limited to geographical location)
5. Potential to positively contribute to a healthier music community using the BodyMinded approach.