Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Article for Rhythm! Scene - October 2015

There are songs written about seeing one's name in lights, but for a wordy nerd like me, there's nothing like seeing my name in print. 

A few months ago Megan Arns, the editor of Rhythm! Scene asked if I would write a preview article for my PASIC masterclass called Shoulder Anatomy: Easing Pain and Furthering Technique through Body Mapping.  I think I was nodding my head "yes" before she even finished the question.  

In case it's not obvious by the fact that I blog, I like to write. Specifically, I like to write about music, performance, health, philosophy, and how all of them come together into this experience of being a musical human.

My article, "The Shoulder Bone's Connected to the..." outlines the basic ideas of my class, so if you aren't able to make it to PASIC, you can still get the gist of what I'll talk about. I created a video to accompany the article, and it's even embedded there, so all you have to do is push 'play.' (Well done, Rhythm! Scene folks. Talk about fancy!) 

I'm really excited to be included as part of this year's Health and Wellness events.  In looking at the 2015 Artist Roster, I just noticed that my name is the only one under this category.  How cool is that?! 

My class will be held on Friday, November 13 at 4pm in Room 217.  I'm really excited to share this information with everyone, and to hopefully ignite new conversations and ideas about the body's role in music making.

You can find my full article, and get to the rest of the October 2015 issue, here.


  1. Thanks for putting this together.!

  2. Thanks for reading, Sandra! I'd love to know if you incorporate any of these ideas into your playing and teaching. :)