Licensed Andover Educator, 2013
As a licensed Andover Educator, Teri Slade uses Body Mapping to help musicians prevent injury and promote facility. The training of movement, senses, and attention are essential components of her music and somatic pedagogy. As a researcher at the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory at University of Ottawa, Teri investigates measurable evidence of change in music performance following the study of somatic methods such as Body Mapping. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Teri now resides in the country’s capital region, Ottawa, Ontario, collaborating with music ensembles as a pianist and vocalist, and is an avid dancer of Argentine Tango.
Body Mapping Research
Location: Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland
Date/Time: Workshops held throughout January-April
This research study investigates the role of Body Mapping in piano performance. With this study, we will see whether pianists show signs of enhanced performance abilities following a one-day workshop in Body Mapping.
If you are a pianist in cities across central or eastern Canada, contact Teri Slade to participate in this exciting research project. All participants will be able to participate in a What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body workshop for free.