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The Exhale

What we do

The Exhale redesigns how music is taught and practiced. We offer a diversity of online and face-to-face classes led by internationally acclaimed musicians and artists that explore all aspects of musicianship, from the physical to the intellectual. Our curriculum goes much further than learning an instrument, improving technique, and studying repertoire, in addressing the wellbeing of musicians. We teach musicians how to care for their bodies and their minds, as well as how to manage self-doubt and injury. We tackle performance anxiety, diet, breathing and freedom of movement. The Exhale offers something for everyone and meets musicians at any level.

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Members and donors are the lifeblood of this organisation, providing a majority of the financial support to enable us to continue providing high quality classes with practitioners on the forefront of innovative music education. Your devotion to The Exhale helps make holistic music education a reality for all.

By becoming a member, you’ll gain access to exclusive content, classes and discounts and become a valued part of our community.

What our participants say

“The Exhale classes felt incredibly honest, grounded, healthy, inspiring and open. I cannot describe the sense of relief in observing such a natural and fluent approach to music performance…”

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Who we are

Gwendolyn Masin The Exhale About

The Exhale was founded by violinist Gwendolyn Masin. The goal - to fulfil
the need for holistic wellbeing as the foundation for successful
performance and career development. Music making demands discipline,
professionalism and creativity. For us to live in and through music,
we need a place where we can begin an inner journey to understanding, without outward expectation. We need a place where we can learn to Exhale.

The year is 2021. A world that used to be flooded with music has fallen silent, our stages empty. This brings us to a moment of self-reflection.

What is the function of music to you? How do you think it should sound? What would you like to listen to, and how? When you play, would you like to do so with a sense of ease?

The real experience of making music - of listening intensely, of moving intently through time and space, of immersing yourself in exploration of the senses - is not a matter of course. It is a joy and privilege. We look forward to sharing it with you.