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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.


How did this situation come about? Throughout many years as a musician you have most likely been primarily taught to listen - to the pitch, the dynamics, the articulation, the tone. It's unlikely that anyone taught you that there are equivalent experiences to 'listen for' in your own physiology. Lightness, ease, vibrancy, expansiveness or any of the other moods or tones of music are available in your own physicality, but it's like we have become deaf to these over time. This can be remedied.


Andover Educators teaches you 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.  Andover Educators are highly trained movement educators but are musicians first and foremost. This is important as they share your experience of preparing a piece of music for performance and know how to integrate movement information seamlessly into your chosen interpretation and your technical execution.


As musicians Andover Educators are 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. See Andover Educators for more information.



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