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Optimal Moves for Musicians
Open to: Practitioners


Mary Spire (1987) See all events


Sep 27, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013
Saturday: 11am-5:15pm; Sunday: 10:00am-4:15pm
$220 preregistered by September 1, 2013; $245 thereafter.


Feldenkrais® Institute of San Diego
3680 6th Avenue (at Pennsylvania Avenue)
San Diego    CA  92103

Event Type

Feldenkrais Method® Workshop

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Deirdre O'Shea
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Optimal Moves for Musicians: How to Understand and Work Effectively with Musicians

In this two-day Advanced Training, you will learn skills specific to understanding and helping musicians improve their performance. You will fine-tune your ability to sense and feel, and imagine what it is to be a musician—a day in the life of a musician. You will learn to “pinpoint” what the student isn’t aware of, or what he isn’t doing yet, and then to provide him with relevant information to improve performance skills and enjoy a full, pain-free and long career in music.
We will use dynamic, dramatic and effective ATM® and FI® lessons, designed especially for musicians; FI and ATM demonstrations with musicians playing their instruments; and video case histories. If you are a musician, bring your instrument!

Mary Spire is an experienced Feldenkrais® practitioner and trainer in international Feldenkrais trainings. She holds a master’s degree in Piano Performance from U.S.C. and performed for many years before becoming a Feldenkrais practitioner. She has taught Feldenkrais at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Francisco, Boston University, SUNY Stonybrook, McGill University, the Tanglewood Music Center, the San Francisco Symphony’s Prevention and Wellness Program, and at other schools and hospitals. In addition to her frequent workshops, lectures and symposia, Mary maintains private practices in Berkeley and Corte Madera, California, where she specializes in working with infants and children, older adults, people with neurological conditions and performing artists. In 2004, the San Francisco Symphony recommended Mary as the best RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) specialist in the Bay area (San Francisco Magazine, 2004).

(YEAR) indicates the graduation year of the Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM.
(ATM Only) indicates an Authorized Student Awareness Through Movement® Teacher.