* Please note: This six hour course is a pre-requisite for training as a Body Mapping Educator. These classes cannot be bought separately*
The full six-hour Body Mapping course will teach musicians how to move according to the true anatomical design of the body when they make music in order to overcome and prevent limitation, pain and injury. The course is interactive lecture style with many opportunities to uncover mismappings and to try on new movement patterns at the instrument.
yoga mat or carpet for floor work
pair of socks
heavy, small item such as roll of coins, paperweight, can of beans or bean bag
Day 1: Sunday 25th April
Introduction to Body Mapping:
In this section, we will examine what Body Mapping is and how it helps musicians to retrain their movement, their senses and their attention to find more freedom in their music-making
Day 2: Monday 26th April
Six Places of Balance
This section will discuss ways to sit and stand when we play and sing that involve the least amount of muscular work and are the most balanced places of rest from which to move to create music.
Day 3/4: Tuesday and Wednesday 27/28th April
This section will be spread over two days and will examine all the common mismappings that musicians have regarding the arms and the hands and how to correct these mismappings to find their freest movement at the instrument.
Day 5: Thursday 29th April
Legs in movement is the focus of this section. We will examine what musically appropriate leg movement is and how remapping our legs more accurately according to their true design can help support the whole body and specifically, help the arms achieve what is needed as we sing and play.
Day 6: Friday 30th April (2 hour session)
The last section of interactive lecture will be about breathing! We will discover what the common mismappings about breathing are that lead musicians into unnecessary work, limitation and injury.
The final hour on Day Five will be a very informal master class format where two or three particpants will play (could be a scale or fragment of a favourite piece) and then discuss their mismappings and discover new ways of moving while they play or sing.
Classes held via zoom, limited to small numbers. This event has multiple classes.
Missed a class? You can still purchase a ticket to access the recording.
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