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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:  * workshops * individual lessons
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


New England Conservatory Course, Fall 2017

Location: New England Conservatory of Music
Date/Time: October 2017 4-6pm

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

Body Mapping Coaching – On-Going

Location: Boston Area
Date/Time: On-going

Private coaching and workshops for musicians at all levels.  Learn how to:

  • release tension
  • unleash expression
  • build more reliable technique
  • retrain movement for relief from pain

In my studio or at New England Conservatory of Music for NEC students, alum & faculty.

1-Day WEM Course in Boston

Location: New England Conservatory of Music
Date/Time: Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:30am - 5:30pm

Experience the complete “What Every Musician..” on Sunday, June 11th from 9:00 – 5:30.  You will experience movement explorations, the WEM course, along with opportunities to integrate concepts into playing and master classes.  Take your playing to the next level at NEC!

Perfect for:

  • wind players who want to capitalize on their lung capacity
  • vocalists who want to free their physical form for better performance
  • pianists who want to reach their technical and expressive potential
  • string players who want to ensure healthy playing arms.

Register necmusic.edu/body-mapping

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

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

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