Finding the "Magic Zone" for Musicians: composing effective Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® lessons with and without an instrument.

In this workshop you will learn how to work with musicians from the perspective of a working musician and Feldenkrais® practitioner. You will participate in a series of composed ATM® lessons designed for musician's warm-up sessions, and gain new ideas and insights on how to help address specific issues related to playing the same instrument over decades. Learn how to teach them how to bring awareness into their practice sessions in order to rewire the brain to create a satisfying long-term solution for music-making, and consistently reach the “Magic Zone” in their playing. This workshop is for musicians and those working with musicians.

Erin Finkelstein is a classical clarinetist and member of the Carmel Bach Festival and Urban Nocturnes, a Phoenix based chamber ensemble. She performs frequently with the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera. Mrs. Finkelstein has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM for 12 years and has served on several guild committees. She has a private practice in both Feldenkrais and music lessons in Arizona. Whether preparing for auditions or working through difficulties with their instrument, Mrs. Finkelstein has helped many musicians nationwide find their comfort and joy again while performing music. She has been on faculty at the University of the Pacific, California State Stanislaus, Glendale Community College (AZ) and currently at Phoenix College.

Participation in this workshop does not give attendees the right to use FGNA service marks. Only individuals who have received authorization from FGNA are allowed to use FGNA service marks, offer Functional Integration® or Awareness Through Movement® lessons, or practice the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education.

Sunday, June 30


Open to: 
Non-Feldenkrais® Practitioners, Feldenkrais® Practitioners, Trainees, & Public

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