Andover Educators

Gabriela Sanchez

M.M. Percussion Performance, University of Ottawa
M.G.S. Embodiment and Performance, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Licensed Andover Educator, 2014

Region: Canada
Home State: Newfoundland
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons
Telephone: 709.770.3342

Gabriela is a licensed Andover Educator and a classical trained percussionist. Applying Body Mapping into her playing has changed her music making and the relationship with her body. Gabriela strongly believes that awareness in the body not only helps to reduce the risk of injuries and pain in the body, but that it creates a solid connection between the music and the performer.

As a percussionist, Gabriela has played with several orchestras in Mexico (including Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Mineria Symphony Orchestra, Sinaloa de las Artes Symphony Orchestra) and Canada (Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, University of Ottawa Orchestra, and Ottawa Wind Ensemble), and in different ensembles in both countries.

Gabriela is the first licensed Andover Educator who teaches also in Spanish and one of her interests is to expand the scope of this approach to Spanish-speaking countries. She has presented the course WEM in Mexico City.

Gabriela also holds a Masterss degree in Gender Studies where she studied the effects of Body Mapping in women musicians in relation to their perception of their bodies, their experiences in classical music, and notions of gender. As part of this project, she created a workbook for women studying Body Mapping.