Psychosomatics of Instrumental Playing and Performance

Body, mind and soul are completely bound. Even during instrumental studies we should still consider this fact.

Within seminars of “Psychosomatics of Instrumental Playing and Performance” I offer students an insight to issue of psychosomatic connection with subject of their instrumental playing and bring possibility to adopt functional key abilities, which lead to successful study and further professional career.

We learn to work with stress and stage fright, compensate physical and psychical exhaustion, adopt healthy motional patterns and apply them on instrumental playing, prevent burnout, make strategic plans of practice and goals settings. We also work on creativity and authenticity in expression.

For violin students, individual teaching with psychosomatic approach is available.

For students of musicology, composition and music education, we focus on issues of musical perception and creative work.

Seminars are selfexperience-oriented. Students are given not just theory but they are trained to adopt particular techniques and attitude to their independent work.

Focus groups. Students of high music schools and colleges leading to professional career. University music students.

Scheduling. Scheduling lays on agreement on optimal version for particular subject or an institution.

Workshops. suitable for masterclasses, music festivals and competitions Presentation of the topic and basic technique. 1 – 10 hours

Long-term Seminars. suitable for institutions, colleges, schools Deep work on spectrum of topics and techniques according to total time scheduled for seminars. 10 days – 1 school year

The core of this approach is based on following methods: 

music psychology, Laban Analysis of Human Motion and Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering, autosuggestive methods of relaxation, active imagination, creative techniques – work with writing, painting and music, free improvisation, philosophy – phenomenology

Where were and will be these seminars run?

2020 “Psychosomatics of violin playing”, summer masterclasses for conservatory and university students, CZE

2020 “Introduction to psychosomatic approach in instrumental teaching”, seminar for elementary music schools teachers, CZE

2020, 2019, 2018 Meadowmount School of Music, USA

2020, 2019, 2018 International competition for singers Sanremo Junior

2020, 2019 Masterclasses of violin virtuoso Bohuslav Matoušek, Czech Republic

2019 Conservatory Žilina, Slovakia

2018 Elementary schools in Czech Republic