Andover Educators
Bridget Jankowski

Bridget Jankowski

B.A., Music (emphasis on piano performance), St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN
Licensed Andover Educator, 1998

Region: Midwestern United States
Home State: Ohio
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons
Contact:
Telephone: 330.923.7427

Bridget Jankowski is a pianist working in the northeast Ohio area as a church musician, teacher, accompanist and workshop clinician. In 1998 she became the first licensed Andover Educator (with colleague Jeanne Hansen). She has logged over 150 hours of training and study with noted Alexander Technique Teacher and Andover Educators® founder Barbara Conable. She now works with teachers and students on movement and technical issues via the course “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body”. She has worked to help injured and uncomfortable musicians overcome their disabilities and technical problems, and incorporates these ideas into her daily work with students, church choirs (children and adult), and cantors.

Bridget is currently the Director of Music at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Akron, Ohio and teaches and accompanies with the Western Reserve Suzuki School. Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, MTNA (nationally certified), and Ohio MTA. She is an adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers and other events throughout northeast Ohio. In addition, she has been invited to several other states to give presentations, present workshops or teach at Suzuki Institutes. She has served in the role of music director or accompanist for community theaters and local high school musical productions and has had articles published in the American Suzuki Journal. She currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with her husband and three teenage sons.


Upcoming Events


What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date/Time: July 21, 2019 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

The six-hour What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body course will be taught in its entirety on July 21, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of the Indianapolis Arts and Music Festival. Tuition is $100 plus the required text.  More information can be found at http://indyamfest.weebly.com/

National Pastoral Musicians Conference

Location: Raleigh, NC
Date/Time: July 16-18

Body Mapping: Mindfulness and Knowledge to Heal Body, Mind, and Soul will be presented as a mega-breakout at the National Pastoral Musicians Conference in Raleigh, NC on both Tuesday, July 16th and Thursdays, July 18th.

Body Mapping is a tool to help all musicians gain freedom and ease in their movement. This is important because movement creates music. Body Mapping teaches mindful movement coupled with accurate anatomical information about the body. Understanding and refining the body map gives musicians of every instrument the tools needed for easy and efficient movement with the potential to eliminate pain, discomfort, and technical limitations. The practice of Body Mapping also teaches musicians to have a heightened awareness of fellow musicians, the assembly, and the context and intention of the music. The anatomical information promotes healthy bodies; the application of the information feeds minds and souls.

Conference registration is required to attend.