Body Mapping was initially developed by Barbara Conable, a world renowned Alexander Technique teacher. She trained a network of musicians, called Andover Educators, who now actively work to put music education on a firm somatic foundation. Impressed with her book “What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body,” I began private study with Barbara Conable and in 2004 became a licensed Andover Educator.
Body Mapping has significantly changed my oboe playing and teaching. Since becoming licensed, I have been sharing with other musicians the revelations of how an accurate understanding of the body in movement will improve performance.
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There is a wonderful instructional DVD about Body Mapping: Move Well, Avoid Injury