Symposium "String Playing in Balance" in June

The symposium “String Playing in Balance” on June 9th, 2013 at Oundle School, Peterborough, England, will present the findings of a 3-year educational pilot of the ergonomics of violin playing. Crissman Taylor, Alexander teacher at Utrecht Conservatoire, has been working with her Violinist in Balance team of experts to customize chin rests and shoulder rests of teachers and students. Collaboration with the Oundle team of Alexander and upper string teachers, under the leadership of Angus Gibbon, Head of Strings, includes creating equipment criteria for healthy violin playing, and developing an interdisciplinary educational approach to enhance the Alexander Technique  and upper strings lessons at Oundle School. At the symposium, Peter Buckoke, Professor of Alexander Technique and double bass player in the Royal College, will demonstrate his work with cellists and bass players, and Sue Holladay will present her new book about children called “Playing with Posture.”

The Symposium is open to all interested parties including String Teachers and Alexander Technique teachers. ESTA members are particularly welcome.
Time 10.00am- 5.00pm  A light lunch will be provided
Cost £60 per delegate
For further information and to book a place please contact:
Angus Gibbon Head of Strings, 
Oundle School, The Music School, Gascoigne Building Oundle PE8 4AL, England, GB

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