Jennifer Johnson

Violin, Body Mapping

Jennifer Johnson was a member of the Atlantic String Quartet and held the role of principal second violinist of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra from 1993-2004. After a playing-related injury in 2004, Jennifer studied the Alexander Technique in Europe with teachers such as Walter Carrington and Pedro de Alcantara. As a part of that intensive sabbatical, she trained and eventually licensed in Body Mapping for Musicians with Founder Barbara Conable. Jennifer now gives workshops internationally, teaching musicians to move according to the design of their bodies to address and prevent playing injuries. She has been on faculty of the New York Philharmonic’s Zarin Mehta Program and has presented Body Mapping workshops to orchestras, festivals, conferences and music schools the world over, including the The Finnish National Opera and The Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival. She was a keynote speaker at the Australian String Teachers’ Association 2015 Conference and was a featured guest on The Bulletproof Musician podcast in February, 2020. Jennifer has written two books on Body Mapping: What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body and Teaching Body Mapping to Children. Her books have been translated into French and Japanese.

Spoken language: English

Photo Jennifer teaching BMG Jennifer Johnson

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