Bonnie Draina, DMA
B.M., Music, Drew University, Madison, NJ
M.M., Voice Performance and Pedagogy, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
D.M.A., Voice Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado
Licensed Andover Educator, 2009
Bonnie Draina has been teaching Body Mapping to musicians and athletes since 2002, presenting courses and workshops across North America from Hawaii to Newfoundland, for colleges, universities and professional
groups. She has been a studio voice teacher for 20 years at schools such as Drew University, Princeton Theological Seminary and University of Colorado-Boulder, where she taught vocal pedagogy and played a key
role in the expansion of the Musicians’ Wellness Initiative. Dr. Draina has worked in the arts in various capacities, including development for the New York Philharmonic, costuming at the Bucks County Playhouse, and opera direction with Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. Over the years, she has played instruments ranging from piano to sousaphone with marching, jazz and rock bands. Bonnie’s clear understanding of the challenges facing performing artists, comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy and engaging presence combine
to make her a popular and effective presenter.
Lessons – Ongoing
Location: Nashville TN
Date/Time: Weekends 10am-1pm
Weekend Body Mapping lessons in my Donelson studio.
What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body
Location: Donelson Heights UMC, 84 Fairway Dr, Nashville TN
Date/Time: 3/11/2017, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Join me for this interactive six-hour workshop to find greater ease and facility in your music-making while reducing your risk of injury. We will explore the basics of Body Mapping, do a lot of practical application and have some fun!
Body Mapping and Alexander Technique for Voice Professionals
Location: Seoul, Korea
Date/Time: May 27, 2017
Symposium – Korean Association of Voice for Performing Arts (KAVPA)
Lecture and Master Class
"The work Dr. Draina did with our young artists in only two sessions was
transforming. With her nurturing guidance, "mapping" helped our artists to
make immediate and positive physical and vocal modifications. I would
recommend her to any musician looking to improve their physical comfort,
sound, confidence and understanding of the miracle of the human body and the
role it plays in the act of artistry."