SHOULDER WORKSHOP FOR MUSICIANS WITH A TIMANI TEACHER AND PHYSIOTHERAPIST
DATE: 18th OCTOBER, 2019
TIME: 3PM – 5PM
TEACHERS: LENE MYHRE STRAND AND IREM ELIASSEN
Musicians often experience challenges in the shoulder and neck area as we play our instrument. It is not surprising that we often work in static posititons, often with slightly unnatural arm postures and for many hours every day. The shoulders and neck arecomplex areas because we have a lot of muscles there, looking only at the shoulders we have at least 26 muscles and 9 of these should work when playing an instrument. Some of these muscles are needed to hold the instrument and move the arms, while others may benefit from relaxing more to allow for free breathing. Through years of playing and often some situations involving performance, some muscles are automatically activated without our choosing, while other muscles that we could benefit from using are not as active as they could be to help us to work at our optimal level.
But how do we know which muscles to work and how do we feel into and know that the right muscles are working? We will discuss this at the workshop!
You will learn some important anatomy, exercises to know how to get the right muscles to work and then transfer that all to the instrument. You’ll also learn exercises to gain stability in the shoulders, freedom in the arms and open up the breath.
This course will be taught by…
Timani teacher: Lene Myhre Strand, saxophonist in the Navy's Defense Corps. Physiotherapist: Irem Eliassen, Physio Fix
Early bird price: 500/400 kr registration and payment by 9thOctober.
Price after 9th October: 600/500 kr
Fysio Fix, Skottegaten 6, 5011 Bergen
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