Amy Likar, flute and piccolo, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based performing and teaching artist who is equally at home in an orchestra, as a chamber musician or as a soloist. As member of the Oakland Symphony, she is committed to the symphony’s mission of classical music for all and mentors for their Music for Excellence Program and advocates for music education on a regular basis.
For almost twenty years she has been an innovator and educator for musicians’ wellness as a teacher of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique. She is the Director of Training for the Association of Body Mapping Education (formerly Andover Educators), a not-for-profit organisation of music educators committed to saving, securing, and enhancing musical careers by providing accurate information about the body in movement.
Ms Likar has studied the Alexander Technique for almost 30 years and received her teaching certification and training from the Alexander Training Institute of San Francisco, studying with Frank Ottiwell, Robert Britton, Larry Ball, Rome Earle, Simone Biase and John Coffin. She has also studied the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping since 1992 with Barbara Conable. She is a member of the American Society of the Alexander Technique (M.AmSAT) and Alexander Technique International.
Amy Likar has been a Powell player for 25 years and is pleased to be a Powell Performing Artist.
Spoken language: English