Andover Educators

 

Schedule

The following are a list of scheduled courses. If you are interested in attending a course please contact the teacher. Or if you would like to bring a course to your area please contact a certified Andover Educator or e-mail us at info [at] bodymap [dot] org.

Western United States
Eastern United States
Southern United States
Midwestern United States
Latin America
Europe
Canada
Asia and Australia
Africa
Other Region


 

Western United States

Body Mapping for Musicians: What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body
Location: Musician's Union Local 6, San Francisco, CA
Date/Time: September 11 and September 18, 2017, 6 pm to 9 pm
Event For: Amy Likar

Over the course of two- Monday night sessions from 6pm to 9pm on September 11 and September 18, 2017 Amy Likar will present – Body Mapping for Musicians: What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body®.

This workshop is an opportunity for performers and teachers to learn the fundamentals of Body Mapping, known for enhancing performance efficiency, reducing performance stress, and increasing each performer’s capacity for expression.

Body Mapping illuminates the accurate anatomical design of movement as it relates to music-making. Workshop topics will include: optimizing attention and the music-making senses, balance for sitting and standing, breathing, and arm and hand movement. Each section of the class includes strategies to integrate into practice and performance.

With the help of Body Mapping, you can learn how to optimize ease, fluidity, confidence and expression in your music making. Plus the workshop will also include some strategies for how to make commuting more comfortable!

Cost is for both evenings. You will want to attend both sessions.

Cost: $75 to $100.
Tickets available at: EventBrite


Lessons and Coaching – On Going
Location: Orinda, CA
Date/Time: Ongoing
Event For: Amy Likar

By Appointment in my Orinda studio or via Skype or FaceTime.


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Eastern United States

“Body Mapping: Prevent and Address Arm Injuries and Limitations in Your Students by Mapping the Whole Arm and its Support From the Torso,”
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Hyatt Regency
Date/Time: 4:40-5:30 , March 9, 2018
Event For: Jennifer Johnson

This presentation is for the American String Teachers of America National Conference in Atlanta and will be on March 9, 2018. The presentation will focus on common arm injuries and how to prevent them by teaching our students accurate anatomical information about the arms in movement.


What Every String Player Needs to Know About the Body
Location: TBA
Date/Time: January 21, 2018, 9:00-6:00
Event For: Jennifer Johnson

This will be on Sunday, January 21, 2018 for the Maryland/D.C. ASTA chapter.
It is an offering of the full WEM course especially for string players. Covered will be information on retraining movement, senses, and attention, preventing arm injury, standing and sitting balanced, preventing neck and back injury, healthy breathing for string players and musically appropriate leg movement. Also included will be a master class in order to apply the information in a more practical manner.


Body Mapping for New York Phil’s Zarin Mehta Fellowship Program
Location: Kennedy Centre, NYC, David Geffen Hall
Date/Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00-1:00
Event For: Jennifer Johnson

The Global Academy of the West works with the NY Phil to help young professional musicians improve their skills. For the last 3 years, they have included a 2-hour Body Mapping workshop in their curriculum. The presentations include highlights from the full WEM Course such as how to move in ways to prevent tendinitis, neck pain, lower back pain etc. We work with individuals and their instruments so the participants leave the workshop feeling confident in how to apply the information in their private practicing. Anatomical models and images are used to retrain movement, senses and attention.


Full Course at Longy School of Music of Bard College – Fall 2017
Location: Longy School of Music of Bard College
Date/Time: September 2017 9:30 - 11am
Event For: Vanessa Breault Mulvey

This semester long course for Longy students covers the whole WEM course. Thursdays 9:30 – 11am


New England Conservatory Course, Fall 2017
Location: New England Conservatory of Music
Date/Time: October 2017 4-6pm
Event For: Vanessa Breault Mulvey

The full WEM at NEC for college students. Begins October, 2017.  Course meets Mondays from 4-6pm. 1 credit


Lessons and Coachings – Ongoing
Location: New York, NY
Date/Time: Ongoing
Event For: James Blumer

Contact James at jblumerviolin [at] gmail [dot] com


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Southern United States

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Midwestern United States

What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body
Location: 1236 Weathervane Lane Ste. 360 Akron, OH 44313
Date/Time: October 13th and 20th 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Event For: Bridget Jankowski

The full six hour course will be taught in two three-hour segments. Details and Registration information can be found at www.bridgetjankowski.com/what-every-musician-needs-to-know-about-the-body


“Body Mapping for the String Orchestra: Teaching Students to Stop Moving Against their Own Design to Prevent Injury and Sound Great!”
Location: Chicago, ILL.
Date/Time: December 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Event For: Jennifer Johnson

This will be the first Body Mapping for Strings ever presented at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The Midwest Clinic is one of the largest music education conferences in the world with 17,000 participants from over 30 countries. The presentation will be 1 hour and will cover all of the most common mismappings that lead string orchestra players into injury, discomfort and limitation and will demonstrate ways for orchestra directors to teach their students how to move in healthier ways while playing.


Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Location: Aquinas College 1607 Robinson Road, S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799
Date/Time: Thursday & Friday, September 14-15
Event For: David Nesmith

Visiting classes and teaching private lessons in the Music Department. Body Mapping & The Alexander Technique. There is a masterclass open to the public Thursday, September 14 at 6:00pm. Call: (616) 632-2413 for details.


Body Mapping and The Alexander Technique at Columbus, Ohio
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date/Time: ongoing
Event For: David Nesmith

Private lessons available, including via Skype.

Periodic group classes, please inquire.

 


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Latin America

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Europe

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Canada

What Every Musician Needs To Know About The Body
Location: Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cr., Mississauga, ON
Date/Time: September 25, 2017, 10 am-12 pm
Event For: Kimberly Barber

This two hour workshop covers basic Body Mapping principles: Balance, Inclusive Awareness, The Upper Limb, Breathing. The workshop will include both a presentation (90 mins.) followed by the opportunity for select students to receive individual instruction while playing their instrument. Offered through the Etobicoke Chapter of ORMTA.


What Every Musician Needs To Know About the Body
Location: TBD ORMTA Chapter, Oakville, ON
Date/Time: September 17, 2017, 1-4 pm
Event For: Kimberly Barber

This three hour workshop is presented under the auspices of the Oakville Chapter of ORMTA. Participants will receive a 2 hour presentation, complete with practical exercises, followed by an open question and answer session and the opportunity to receive individual instruction from the clinician while playing their instrument.


What Every Musician Needs To Know About The Body
Location: TBD ORMTA Chapter, Brantford
Date/Time: September 8, 2017, 10 am-12 pm
Event For: Kimberly Barber

This 2 hour workshop will cover basic Body Mapping principles and allow select students to try out the concepts while performing. Open to members of the Brantford ORMTA Chapter–others by request.


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Asia and Australia

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Africa

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Other

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