The Neck and the Voice
With Anita Morrison
Sunday 10th February – 12.30-4.00
St Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico, London
The neck is an extension of the spine and the larynx is suspended at the front of it. It is an area in which many of us hold a great deal of tension and this can be detrimental to free voice use. During the afternoon we will explore the movements of the neck and balance of the head using Awareness Through Movement explorations.
Playing with Ease: Explore Your Potential
Saturday 15 June 2019
With Josephine Horder, Yeu Meng Chan
In this one day workshop inspired by the Feldenkrais Method you will explore how your current habits may be affecting your ease and enjoyment when you play. You will have the opportunity to develop a dynamic balance in sitting or standing which can support and liberate your relationship to your instrument. You will go on to explore how you use your arms and open up pathways to easier movement which can liberate your potential to express yourself through your playing. You will relate easier movement of the arms to what you have learnt about dynamic balance in sitting or standing.
Here’s what one participant said about the workshop:
“I wanted to thank you and Jo for running the ’Playing with Ease’ workshop at Benslow Music, it was
brilliant and very enlightening. I would definitely recommend Feldenkrais® to my friends and other
players having been on the day. I have also been thinking about the things that we learned whilst
playing and while at work and started to notice habits that could be changed to help with general
movement. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.”
Nicola Claiden, Flautist