Music education belongs on a somatic foundation because musicians move for a living, like dancers and athletes, except that musicians’ movement is even more refined, precise, and rapid.
This primer for all musicians provides a reliable base for a lifetime of playing and singing. The principles in these pages are the elemental foundation of music education, and will protect a musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity needed for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety. Musicians teaching from these principles will see their students thrive. Students studying and restudying these pages will delight in their enhanced performance. This book also serves as the text of a six-hour course on Body Mapping for musicians developed by Barbara Conable.
What’s New in the Revised Edition? Created with the input of experienced Licensed Body Mapping Educators, and led by Body Mapping expert Bridget Jankowski, this revision includes:
- Updated and enlarged images—big enough for coloring.
- Streamlined and clarified content based on new science.
- An updated format that follows the associated Body Mapping course more closely.
- Additional room for notes at the end of each section.
Knowledge from the scientific community continues to inform the work of the Association for Body Mapping Education. The book’s associated Body Mapping course of the same name has evolved over the past two decades, and an updated text for the course will be a valuable resource for novice and seasoned Body Mapping Educators alike.
Bridget Jankowski was the first person to become a Licensed Body Mapping Educator after training with noted Body Mapping pioneer Barbara Conable in the late 1990s. Since then, Jankowski has been an active member of the Association for Body Mapping Education and has taught numerous Body Mapping courses and workshops across the United States and internationally.