Frustrated with performances that fall short of expectations?
Does your musical expression feel limited in performance?
Do you experience discomfort or pain when you play?
Are you tired of not feeling secure in your technical facility?
The Flying Flutistas looked for solutions to these issues, but nothing was reliable until they began employing the concepts of Body Mapping. Body Mapping offered the memorable and reliable strategies that successfully addressed these issues and uncovered their expressive voice. The Body Mapping course, “What Every Musician Needs To Know About The Body,” was designed to address the unique needs of musicians with practical strategies that decrease tension, prevent injury, free the breath, and improve sound and technique.
From their earliest flights from the trapeze platform, Lynne & Vanessa recognized just how much learning the skills of flying on the trapeze mirrored the process of learning music. The duo formed the Flying Flutistas project to share the valuable insights they gain at trapeze school. They use this unique experience to guide clients to sit and stand in comfort, utilize the support of the bony structure, and take advantage of whole body connections that reveal playing freedom.
What to Expect
Workshops and private sessions guide clients to examine the physical movements they use in playing. The body maps that guide movement are updated with accurate anatomical information and integrated into playing for greater comfort and coordination. Sessions address the individual concerns of each client. Topics can include:
- sitting & standing
- arms, wrists & hands
- optimizing performing awareness
Who do we work with?
The Flutistas work with instrumentals, vocalists and conductors; amateur to professional.
“I think that Body Mapping is crucial for both young and older musicians so that they become more present and aware of what their body while they play. I invited both Vanessa and Lynne to my summer bassoon seminar at BUTI for a day long class. The high school kids took away so much great information that they will use throughout their performing career. The information will keep their bodies pain free and relaxed as they prepare for professional life.” – Suzanne Nelsen, Bassoon, Boston Symphony Orchestra
“Body Mapping changed the way I view music completely. It made me think of it in terms of movement as well as the sounds produced and it gave me a much better understanding of how my voice worked in relation to the rest of my body.” – Jasper Brownrigg, Singer/Composer, Royal Northern College of Music
“Body Mapping was like an accumulation of all the little bits of knowledge I have here and there (Alexander Technique, Pilates, body awareness, etc); but put together in a simple and practical fashion for performers!” – Lisa Ueda, Freelance Violinist, Europe
Partial list of places we have taught:
Boston University Tanglewood Institute * Trevor Wye’s Boston Master Classes * Boston Flute Academy * SUNY Purchase Double Reed Day * Indian Hill Flute Festival * New England Conservatory * Boston Conservatory of Music * Longy School of Music of Bard College * Wheaton College * New England NATS Regional Conference * Blue Ribbon Conference Spring Institute * British Isles Music Festival * Royal Academy of Music (UK) * Royal Northern College of Music * Manchester Alexander Technique Training School * New York Flute Club * Andover Educators Biennial Conference
Unleash expressive potential!
Solidify technical facility.
Prevent & alleviate pain and injury from poor movement.
Visit www.bodymap.org for more information about Body Mapping and Andover Educators.