undefinedProper Posture Course

This lecture is for all musicians and focuses on providing an understanding of relevant anatomy and biomechanics, and how this relates to playing. The section on the breathing mechanism, although important for all musicians, will be of particular interest to wind players and singers.

Zoom lectures:

Wednesday 3 February 2021, lunchtime lecture 12:45* - 14:00 (21/OL12)

Wednesday 3 February 2021, evening lecture 17:45* - 19:00 (21/OL13)

Sunday 7 February 2021, weekend lecture 15:45* - 17:00 (21/OL14)

Q&A session after each lecture for those who have time

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Fee: £10 per device for one lecture (please note that this lecture will be repeated across the different days/times listed above)

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David and Anna “Sounds of Proper Posture” specialise in analyzing the effects playing musical instruments have on the body.  For over fifteen years they have been working with musicians, teaching them techniques to achieve free and natural use of their bodies. 

David Katz runs his own clinical practice as a movement coach, physical therapist and clinical Pilates practitioner.  He is a senior lecturer and examiner for the London School of Soft Tissue Therapy LSSM.

Anna Pope is a flautist and experienced teacher. She is a professor of flute at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Junior Royal Academy of Music.

Sounds of Proper Posture presents – The Importance of Physical Awareness for Musicians.

Playing a musical instrument to the best of one’s ability requires the conscious involvement of the whole body. Inappropriate posture and movement can have a negative impact on technique and could cause discomfort, pain and even injury.

This lecture is for all musicians and focuses on providing an understanding of relevant anatomy and biomechanics, and how this relates to playing. The section on the breathing mechanism, although important for all musicians, will be of particular interest to wind players and singers.

This presentation will explain the importance of movement strategies and customized exercisesto improve general poise and control, while concurrently focusing on physical self-awareness.

By treating the musician and instrument holistically, performance is usually enhanced and physical problems minimised. General ease of playing and improved stamina are the natural by-products ofoptimal body use. There is also a beneficial effect on sound quality.

David and Anna hope to prove that taking a little time to train the body and prepare it for playing is time very well spent.

Good preparation is better than repair.