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The Queensland Orchestra

I have just returned from a few days in Brisbane. We worked with the Queensland Orchestra practice venue view of the river from Q perfoming arts centre

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Testing orchestral musicians

Bronwen Ackermann recently applied for and was granted 5-year ARC linkage grant. The title of this project is apt: Sound practice: Supporting sustainable careers in orchestral musicians through occupational health and safety initiatives The other chief investigators are: Tim Driscoll Dianna Kenny I, along with physios from other capital cities, have recently travelled to both […]

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Musicians’ Table

Last week one of my clients gave the recently released Masterpieces of the French Baroque – Vol. V The Musicians’ Table (ABC Classics). She performed as part of the Ensemble Battistin for the recording of this cd. Ensemble Battistin includes Kate Clark (flute), Sophie Gent (violin), Stewart Smith (harpsichord), Suzanne Wijsman (cello), Noeleen Wright (cello), […]

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Australian Research Council Grant

Bronwen Ackermann PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, is the chief investigator for an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant “Sound Practice – Developing OHS policies and practices for orchestral musicians”. The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). I understand that it is the biggest project of […]

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Life is like music

A musician client gave me a card yesterday with this quote: “Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.” Alan Watts […]

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Your body is your instrument

I have been asked by Dr Susie Wijsman, School of Music, UWA, to run a series of classes at my practice for some of her cello students. Your body is your instrument will start on Monday 16 March 2009. I will work with body awareness and movement to help the students improve playing efficiency and […]

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Speaking at AUSTA conference 2009 (Australian Strings Association)

I have been invited by AUSTA (Australian Strings Association) to present a workshop on Feldenkrais and Musicians at their national conference this July. The keynote speaker is Andreas Burzik who is a violinist and psychologist who specialises in Flow Psychology.

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Musical success story

Uniview Vol. 28 No. 1 Summer 2009 has an article titled Graduate’s musical success story I include part of the article below.  To read the whole article go to Uniview “Not long after Shaun Lee-Chen graduated with first class Honours from UWA’s School of Music in 2000, health professionals diagnosed an overuse injury in the […]

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