Finding Fabulous Freedom with a Viola in your Hands

Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir

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This will be a workshop on looking for freedom from pain and preventing injuries when we play. Most of us have some idea on how our skeletons and muscles are designed and how to use them to our best advantage- but even so the statistics tell us that a very high percentage of all musicians suffer from injuries of one sort or another at some point in their careers. Some get over them- but many don’t - and it is a subject that musicians are often shy to open up about. No one wants to get a reputation for being injured or weak….

The good news is that it is very much possible to get over existing injuries in the long term and, of course, to prevent them.

I used to be a regular on the local physiotherapists table with pain in my neck and left shoulder; it helped in the short term but kept them employed! It was not until I discovered Body Mapping and Alexander Technique that I managed to truly get better and now I have not seen the physiotherapist for many years!

I would like to introduce you to what I have learned and help you find a way to injury free and happy music making. We will do lots of movement explorations and experiments. Have your instrument handy and make sure you have room to swing your arms around!


Sat 22.5.21, 9:00–10:00

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Classes held via zoom, limited to small numbers. Community classes are free to attend, with a recommended donation per person. However, please donate what you can – no one will be prevented from attending due to financial circumstances.

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