Founder, Andover Educators®
Region: Western United States
Home State: Oregon
Available for: * workshops
During her thirty plus years as an Alexander Technique teacher Barbara Conable helped to save hundreds of musical careers and to enhance hundreds more. She experienced frustration, however, because she knew that thousands more musicians were losing careers and capacity. To enhance her effectiveness, she wrote the book “What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body®” and developed a Body Mapping course by the same name which is now taught by Andover Educators® around the world. The goal of Andover Educators® is to put music education on a secure somatic (anatomical) foundation for all time.
Barbara Conable is the author of “How to Learn the Alexander Technique: A Manual for Students”, “What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body®”, available from “Andover Press” and “Amazon.com” and “The Structures and Movement of Breathing” available from giamusic.com.
Now retired from teaching, Barbara Conable continues to develop the theory and practice of Body Mapping.
"Meeting and working with Barbara Conable has been one of the greatest privileges of my life.
Through individual lessons, her books and the Course, she has been a tremendous inspiration to me. Her blend of the Alexander Technique, Body Mapping and knowledge of musicians and the problems they so often encounter, enables her to communicate so vividly how to be or become free of unnecessary tensions in playing.
For me, this has been a life saver and a process of rehabilitation to realising my full potential as a pianist.
I cannot stress too much the importance of her work and that of her colleagues at Andover Educators®.
It is therefore my greatest pleasure to recommend the Course they present. It is an essential part of a musician's education."