Welcome to Body Mapping Australia
Teaching the art of movement in music
It’s an advantage to have an intimate understanding of how your body’s movement happens easiest. Imagine embodying that fully – in any context – when following expert instruction in a lesson, to achieve quality in practice, to thrive under exam conditions, to excel in performance. Fusing the worlds of movement and musical intention is the secret.
To improve the effectiveness of your music teaching, improving your communication around technique is key. When it comes down to it, technique is essentially how we move to play to achieve the sound we want. So having the tools to assist your students to learn how to move well is a revolutionary step in pedagogic practice.
You can learn how to move with your body’s design for playing with ease and efficiency. When you are free of the limitations imposed by overwork at your instrument, you connect profoundly to your sound, the music and your audience.
Hi, I’m Jane Shellshear, musician, instrumental teacher and Licensed Body Mapping Educator
My story is grounded on a lifetime of making music and a passion for understanding movement. The distilling of these two elements of performance forms the essence of my teaching as a LBME. After all these years as a musician, I’ve come to know that it is the quality of my awareness & movement in all those thousands of hours of practise, rehearsal and performance, that ultimately dictated the success of my musical communication. I’d like to share this hard-won knowledge with you and all my fellow musicians.
When was the last time that you felt really good in your body when playing music? If it’s been a while, then the statistics are saying you are not alone and that you may even be experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of playing.
As a Licensed Body Mapping Educator I teach the art of movement in music. You learn the practicalities of how your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, fascia and physics itself all work together to support you and allow you to play. The main purpose in studying your own anatomy is to bring that information to life in your music making. I have sophisticated training in movement but remain a musician first and foremost. This means I’m uniquely placed to ensure that quality movement information is fused with your own musical intention. This fusion of intentions is essential to your success in connecting deeply with the music while simultaneously caring for your movement health in performance.
To get started
To arrange sessions or classes for Sydney please use the contact form below. Bookings for Blue Mountains here
"It's so great to be aware and allow my body to enable itself."
Marion – violinist.
"The flow of air and sound was free and fluid. It was awesome!"
Christina – singer.
"The arm mapping is transformative."
Karen – pianist.