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Vanessa Breault Mulvey

B.M., Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam
M.M., College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati
Licensed Andover Educator, 2009

Region: Eastern United States
Home State: Massachusetts
Available for:  * individual lessons * workshops
Contact:
Website: www.vanessamulvey.com

Uncovering the intimate relationship between the best musical expression and movement is Vanessa Breault Mulvey’s mission. A Licensed Andover Educator, she utilizes Body Mapping along with experience in Pilates, Feldenkrais, flying trapeze and restorative exercise to guide musicians to uncover their expressive voice, as they eliminate playing limitation and pain.

In 2012 she founded Flying Flutistas with Lynne Krayer-Luke. The duo recognized the trapeze rig was the perfect place to analyze the learning process, learn more about how the body is designed to move, and find real-world strategies for dealing with fear. The Flutistas perform and create music that reaches beyond what audiences expect from two classically-trained flutists. Read more at www.flyingflutistas.com.

Ms. Mulvey has presented workshops around the world for musicians, venues include: New England Conservatory, SUNY Purchase Double Reed Day, British Isles Music Festival, Trevor Wye’s Boston Master Classes, Harvard University, National Association for Music Education Conferences, and Boston Flute Academy. In addition to working with musicians, she has a special interest in applying Body Mapping to fitness. She is working on a developing a playful movement workshop for musicians to restore energy through movement, and co-teaches an anatomy infused Pilates class. Ms. Mulvey is on the faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she teaches a popular Body Mapping course and the Poised Performer Workshop.


Upcoming Events


1-Day Body Course at New England Conservatory

Location: New England Conservatory of Music
Date/Time: Sunday, August 25th

Join me for the “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body” course combined with movement and music-making.  This course is for performers and teachers alike who will gain valuable insights and tools to take into playing and teaching.  Participants will experience how movement is the foundation for playing and understand how the body is designed to move.  This information contributes to reliable technique, a full sound and, expression and is a powerful response to nerves. Join musicians from around the world at the course in NEC’s beautiful Pierce Hall.  You can also Zoom into the class if you aren’t able to be in Boston.  Full details: https://necmusic.edu/body-mapping

Body Mapping at Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Location: Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 9th 8:15pm

July 9th – Better Posture, Better Playing

When you sit or stand in balance, you maximize sound, technique, and expression.

Body Mapping at Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Location: Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Date/Time: Thursday, July 25 8:15pm

Thursday, July 25th – Just Breathe!

Learn how the breath works to propel sound, technique, and expression.

Body Mapping at Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Location: Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30th 8:15pm

July 30 – Move Better, Play Better

Practice and performance techniques to free your movement, free your expression as you play.

I'm Impressed!

Vanessa has demonstrated the utility and logic of body mapping with my students several times, so witnessing countless "aha" moments in their singing as a result of her observations has been a learning experience for me as well. I cannot recommend her expertise and gracious approach sufficiently, but I can say that all singers will respond to her methods immediately.
- Thomas Enman – Music Director Opera Department Longy School of Music of Bard College

I have seen Vanessa Mulvey give two body mapping classes, one at the New York Flute Convention, and one at the Frost School. There is no question that everyone is thrilled to learn what she has to offer. Vanessa explains things in a very clear and entertaining way, and quickly makes you want to do whatever she suggests. Students are always thrilled with the results, as am I.
- Trudy Kane, Flute Professor Frost School of Music; Former Principal Flute, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra