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2008 Conference Events Open to the Public

T2-Effortless Playing: How Posture Affects Instrumental Performance

Presenter(s)

Fred Onufryk

Date

Jul 29, 2008

Conference 2008 Workshop

Open To: Public

Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

Cost: $95

Description

Playing a musical instrument is a complex activity that involves thinking, sensing, and moving.  Often the skills of sensing oneself and adapting one’s movements while playing are relegated to the background of perception, resulting in tension, pain, and overuse injuries due to excess muscular effort. In this workshop, we will observe musicians playing and explore when, where and how the skeleton does or does not provide the necessary postural support. We will use Feldenkrais movement lessons to discover the profound effects posture has on comfort and ease, tone and resonance. Musicians, bring your instruments!  Piano will be provided.

Presenter Bio(s)

Fred Onufryk (1991) is a Feldenkrais practitioner and is passionate about working with musicians. He has worked with students and faculty at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. He also loves snowboarding, mountain biking, and Thai cooking.

Contact Information

FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America
800.775.2118
http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2008/

Venue/Location

University of Colorado
University Memorial Center
Boulder    CO  80309
USA