Clinics and Master Classes

Weekly Body-Mapping Class for Faculty and Staff

Monday / March 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
1140 Boylston St, Room 2E
Boston
MA
02215

Body-Mapping

Body-Mapping is a type of awareness training.  Just as Ear-Training fine-tunes our musical awareness and perception, Body-Mapping fine-tunes and trains our awareness and perception of our bodies.

Body-Mapping is based on the understanding we have an internal pictures of our structure (wrist, shoulder, lungs, etc.), and that these pictures are usually unclear or inaccurate.

These inaccurate pictures (mis-mappings) negatively affect the quality of our movement and our performance.

Take a moment to consider your wrist…. then take a look at the x-ray displayed. The wrist has 8 mobile bones. Thinking that your wrist is like a hinge is in conflict with the reality of the structure. Your movement will be affected.

Learning to clearly perceive your basic structure leads to more efficient movement and a better, more responsive technique

This knowledge is powerful. It supports personal growth and also makes one a stronger teacher.

What we will cover...

Arm, Wrist and Hand Structure, Balance and Support, Tension/Relaxation, Structures of Breathing, Inclusive Awareness, Spatial Awareness, Communication and Performance Anxiety, Specific concerns about instrumental technique, Pain (Back, neck, arm, finger, knee, ankle, etc.), and Current Research

This class will be helpful if you would like to...

Play without pain

Help your students play without pain.

Achieve another level of technical facility.

Understand why some students just don’t get it when you are trying to teach them to move better.

Understand how a shift in your understanding and awareness can create a positive shift in your playing, singing or teaching

Understand how your student’s mis-mappings are causing them to move poorly, limiting their potential and putting them at risk for pain or injury.

Admission: 
Free

Weekly Body-Mapping Class for Faculty and Staff

Monday / March 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
1140 Boylston St, Room 2E
Boston
MA
02215

Body-Mapping

Body-Mapping is a type of awareness training.  Just as Ear-Training fine-tunes our musical awareness and perception, Body-Mapping fine-tunes and trains our awareness and perception of our bodies.

Body-Mapping is based on the understanding we have an internal pictures of our structure (wrist, shoulder, lungs, etc.), and that these pictures are usually unclear or inaccurate.

These inaccurate pictures (mis-mappings) negatively affect the quality of our movement and our performance.

Take a moment to consider your wrist…. then take a look at the x-ray displayed. The wrist has 8 mobile bones. Thinking that your wrist is like a hinge is in conflict with the reality of the structure. Your movement will be affected.

Learning to clearly perceive your basic structure leads to more efficient movement and a better, more responsive technique

This knowledge is powerful. It supports personal growth and also makes one a stronger teacher.

What we will cover...

Arm, Wrist and Hand Structure, Balance and Support, Tension/Relaxation, Structures of Breathing, Inclusive Awareness, Spatial Awareness, Communication and Performance Anxiety, Specific concerns about instrumental technique, Pain (Back, neck, arm, finger, knee, ankle, etc.), and Current Research

This class will be helpful if you would like to...

Play without pain

Help your students play without pain.

Achieve another level of technical facility.

Understand why some students just don’t get it when you are trying to teach them to move better.

Understand how a shift in your understanding and awareness can create a positive shift in your playing, singing or teaching

Understand how your student’s mis-mappings are causing them to move poorly, limiting their potential and putting them at risk for pain or injury.

Admission: 
Free

Weekly Body-Mapping Class for Faculty and Staff

Monday / February 22, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
1140 Boylston St, Room 2E
Boston
MA
02215

Body-Mapping

Body-Mapping is a type of awareness training.  Just as Ear-Training fine-tunes our musical awareness and perception, Body-Mapping fine-tunes and trains our awareness and perception of our bodies.

Body-Mapping is based on the understanding we have an internal pictures of our structure (wrist, shoulder, lungs, etc.), and that these pictures are usually unclear or inaccurate.

These inaccurate pictures (mis-mappings) negatively affect the quality of our movement and our performance.

Take a moment to consider your wrist…. then take a look at the x-ray displayed. The wrist has 8 mobile bones. Thinking that your wrist is like a hinge is in conflict with the reality of the structure. Your movement will be affected.

Learning to clearly perceive your basic structure leads to more efficient movement and a better, more responsive technique

This knowledge is powerful. It supports personal growth and also makes one a stronger teacher.

What we will cover...

Arm, Wrist and Hand Structure, Balance and Support, Tension/Relaxation, Structures of Breathing, Inclusive Awareness, Spatial Awareness, Communication and Performance Anxiety, Specific concerns about instrumental technique, Pain (Back, neck, arm, finger, knee, ankle, etc.), and Current Research

This class will be helpful if you would like to...

Play without pain

Help your students play without pain.

Achieve another level of technical facility.

Understand why some students just don’t get it when you are trying to teach them to move better.

Understand how a shift in your understanding and awareness can create a positive shift in your playing, singing or teaching

Understand how your student’s mis-mappings are causing them to move poorly, limiting their potential and putting them at risk for pain or injury.

Admission: 
Free

Weekly Body-Mapping Class for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday / February 16, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
1140 Boylston St, Room 2E
Boston
MA
02215

Body-Mapping

Body-Mapping is a type of awareness training.  Just as Ear-Training fine-tunes our musical awareness and perception, Body-Mapping fine-tunes and trains our awareness and perception of our bodies.

Body-Mapping is based on the understanding we have an internal pictures of our structure (wrist, shoulder, lungs, etc.), and that these pictures are usually unclear or inaccurate.

These inaccurate pictures (mis-mappings) negatively affect the quality of our movement and our performance.

Take a moment to consider your wrist…. then take a look at the x-ray displayed. The wrist has 8 mobile bones. Thinking that your wrist is like a hinge is in conflict with the reality of the structure. Your movement will be affected.

Learning to clearly perceive your basic structure leads to more efficient movement and a better, more responsive technique

This knowledge is powerful. It supports personal growth and also makes one a stronger teacher.

What we will cover...

Arm, Wrist and Hand Structure, Balance and Support, Tension/Relaxation, Structures of Breathing, Inclusive Awareness, Spatial Awareness, Communication and Performance Anxiety, Specific concerns about instrumental technique, Pain (Back, neck, arm, finger, knee, ankle, etc.), and Current Research

This class will be helpful if you would like to...

Play without pain

Help your students play without pain.

Achieve another level of technical facility.

Understand why some students just don’t get it when you are trying to teach them to move better.

Understand how a shift in your understanding and awareness can create a positive shift in your playing, singing or teaching

Understand how your student’s mis-mappings are causing them to move poorly, limiting their potential and putting them at risk for pain or injury.

Admission: 
Free

Weekly Body-Mapping Class for Faculty and Staff

Monday / February 8, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
1140 Boylston St, Room 2E
Boston
MA
02215

Body-Mapping

Body-Mapping is a type of awareness training.  Just as Ear-Training fine-tunes our musical awareness and perception, Body-Mapping fine-tunes and trains our awareness and perception of our bodies.

Body-Mapping is based on the understanding we have an internal pictures of our structure (wrist, shoulder, lungs, etc.), and that these pictures are usually unclear or inaccurate.

These inaccurate pictures (mis-mappings) negatively affect the quality of our movement and our performance.

Take a moment to consider your wrist…. then take a look at the x-ray displayed. The wrist has 8 mobile bones. Thinking that your wrist is like a hinge is in conflict with the reality of the structure. Your movement will be affected.

Learning to clearly perceive your basic structure leads to more efficient movement and a better, more responsive technique

This knowledge is powerful. It supports personal growth and also makes one a stronger teacher.

What we will cover...

Arm, Wrist and Hand Structure, Balance and Support, Tension/Relaxation, Structures of Breathing, Inclusive Awareness, Spatial Awareness, Communication and Performance Anxiety, Specific concerns about instrumental technique, Pain (Back, neck, arm, finger, knee, ankle, etc.), and Current Research

This class will be helpful if you would like to...

Play without pain

Help your students play without pain.

Achieve another level of technical facility.

Understand why some students just don’t get it when you are trying to teach them to move better.

Understand how a shift in your understanding and awareness can create a positive shift in your playing, singing or teaching

Understand how your student’s mis-mappings are causing them to move poorly, limiting their potential and putting them at risk for pain or injury.

Admission: 
Free

Christian McBride Clinic

Thursday / February 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Christian McBride is a Grammy winner, bandleading double bassist, and electric bass virtuoso. Join him as he shares his history, wisdom, and musicality in this clinic.  Joined by Steve Bailey, chair of the Bass Department, the two will discuss many things integral to success regardless of instrument, style, or perspective.  This is a must-see event and a rare treat. You will be amazed at McBride's wide spectrum of musical interests and passions, informing his long and prolific career.

Admission: 
Free

Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar Symposium: Faculty and Visiting Artist Clinic and Roundtable

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This guitar symposium presents two days of performance, clinics, panels, master classes, and private lessons exploring classical and fingerstyle traditions in modern practice. In this clinic, visiting artists Berta Rojas and Andrew York will share the stage with Berklee Guitar Department faculty and student ensembles to present their approaches to these styles in performance. The clinic will include performances by faculty Kim Perlak, Abby Aronson, David Tronzo, Guy Van Duser, Bobby Stanton, David Newsam, and Lyle Brewer along with performances by the Joni Mitchell Ensemble, the Chet Atkins Ensemble, and the Contemporary Classical Ensemble.

Berta Rojas has been honored as a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. A three-time Latin Grammy nominee, Rojas is recognized as a classical guitarist of the highest level for her solo playing and her collaborations with artists such as Paquito D'Rivera. 

Andrew York is a celebrated classical guitarist-composer. He is a Grammy-winning artist with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and the Atlanta Symphony. His music crosses stylistic boundaries, expressing his background in jazz, which includes studies with Lenny Breau. His works have been recorded by John Williams, Sharon Isbin, and Jason Vieux.

Admission: 
Free

Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar Symposium: Latin Music Workshop

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This guitar symposium presents two days of performance, clinics, panels, master classes, and private lessons exploring classical and fingerstyle traditions in modern practice. In this workshop, visiting artist Berta Rojas will work with Guitar Department faculty Freddie Bryant's Brazilian fingerstyle guitar lab in a clinic format. Auditors are welcome.

Rojas has been honored as a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. A three-time Latin Grammy nominee, Rojas is recognized as a classical guitarist of the highest level for her solo playing and her collaborations with artists such as Paquito D'Rivera. 

Admission: 
Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / May 3, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / April 5, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

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