AUSTA VIC – BYO Reading Day October 2018
AUSTA NSW Report May 2018
NSW Report May 2018 We have had a quiet start to the year as we have had a change of president and some new committee members so we have had a lot to learn very quickly. We have a busy few months ahead, with our annual String Festival in June and a pedagogy talk by Goetz Richter in May. Some highlights of the year which are already planned are masterclasses with Robin Wilson and Julian Smiles, and a viola day with Roger Benedict. Caron Chan is going to give an AMEB workshop in July and we are hoping to have…
‘Let It Flow!’
Have you ever played your instrument and become so completely immersed in its sound that it becomes a purely sensory experience? This is essentially what happens when you are ‘practising-in-flow’, a skill developed by German violinist/psychologist Andreas Burzik to help musicians both practise and perform. Recently I spent a day with him in Bremen (Germany) learning this technique. By practising-in-flow you learn to not only ‘play’ your instrument but to ‘feel’ it. It is a way of practising based almost entirely on sensory input rather than mental instructions. You learn to trust your body to tell you what it needs….