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Short Course: What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body
Monday, April 11, 2022, 10:00 AM to Friday, April 15, 2022, 11:30 AM PDT
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Short Course: What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body

Anita King

Date of the Event/Workshop:
April 11, 2022 - April 15, 2022

What time will your workshop be held?
10am-11:30am PDT/USA

Location of the Event/Workshop:
Zoom online

Brief Description of Event:
In this 5-session course, Anita King offers an in-depth introduction to the somatic method of “Body Mapping.” The course is highly interactive, combining presentation, performance of illustrative excerpts at the piano, and movement activities and explorations by the participants. Although taught in relation to playing the piano, the information and principles apply to the training of all musicians. Body Mapping teaches us to move in relation to accurate anatomical information about the body in motion, enhances self-perception through the tactile and kinesthetic senses, and teaches us to expand our attention to include our performance space and its contents. In addition to preventing and resolving performance-related injuries or limitations, musicians will discover how well-coordinated movement increases both ease and control in playing, enhances and expands artistic choices, and helps lessen and even eliminate negative effects from performance anxiety.


For full workshop details, workshop updates and any changes to date or venue please visit the event’s website. This workshop can be used to fulfill ATI continuing education requirements.
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