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  • 04/07/2017 1:44 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Hosted by the Pocono Flute Society. 

    Click here for brochure.

  • 02/03/2017 3:49 PM | Joseph Arnold

    Announcing The First Ever Pain-Free Music Live Workshop!

    “How To Practice So That Your Body Feels Better Afterwards, Even If Practicing Now Makes Your Body Tense and Painful.”

    2/12/17, 12:00-4:00PM in Mt. Airy

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    Do your arms, hands, or back hurt after you practice?

    Does pain or discomfort in your body limit the amount or intensity of your practice sessions?

    Are you worried you might not be able to practice enough because of the pain?
    Over my years of studying the Alexander Technique I’ve learned that this pain is caused by our unconscious habits of holding too much tension in our muscles when we play music.

    Practicing causes a lot of musicians pain because not only do we hold this excess tension while we play, but we hold it for long periods of time, and with great intensity and repetition. This is a perfect recipe for repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or back pain.

    Is there a way of practicing that, far from causing pain, actually makes your body feel BETTER after a practice session?

    The answer turns out to be a resounding “Yes!”, and this is what we will focus on in my upcoming workshop.

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    In this Pain-Free Music Workshop you will learn:

    • How to practice so that your body feels BETTER afterwards
    • How to relax without losing your ability to play fast or loud
    • How to use your whole body so playing music feels effortless and comfortable
    • A single thought that relieves stress without losing focus
    All attendees will get personalized attention and feedback from Alexander Technique expert and founder of Pain-Free Music, Joseph Arnold.

    By the end of this workshop you will have the tools to transform your practice sessions from an experience of strain and struggle into one of freedom, ease, and effortless mastery.

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    When:

    Sunday 2/12/17 12-4PM

    Where:
    Mt. Airy Violins & Bows. 6665 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

    Price:

    • My usual price for a workshop like this would be $45. However, I’m offering a special introductory price of $35.
    • If you bring a friend, that person only pays $20.
    • PayPal and all major credit cards accepted. Cash accepted at the door.
    Who:
    Me, you, and 5 other musicians. Space is limited to 6 attendees. Three spots are already taken, so don't wait!

    Bonus - everybody who attends gets a special gift!

    RSVP only. Send me a private message or an email at joseph@painfreemusic.com

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    I hope to see you there!

    Joseph Arnold
    Alexander Technique Teacher, Violinist, and Founder of Pain-Free Music
    For more information on Pain-Free Music, visit:
    www.painfreemusic.com
    www.facebook.com/groups/painfreemusic

  • 11/05/2016 3:00 PM | Beverly Hawkins

    Free event for flutists of all ages 

    Saturday, November 5th, 3:00 pm

    The Music School of Delaware

    4101 Washington Street

    Wilmington, Delaware


    Former principal flutist with the London Symphony and world renowned educator and recording artist, Paul Edmund-Davies has performed on many major film scores, including Harry Potter, Star Wars, Titanic and Frozen. During the Mission:Possible event, Mr. Edmund-Davies will discuss concepts like breathing, tone production and articulation. The audience will participate in the event using projected music from film scores. There will be a short performance by Mr. Edmund-Davies. 

    Bring your flute!

    Learn more and RSVP at: www.northbridgewinds.com 

    Sponsored by:

     Windworks Studio 

    215-790-9815

    Presented by North Bridge Winds

  • 09/01/2016 11:58 AM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    You are cordially invited to attend the annual Open Master Class on Sunday, October 2nd, given by Marina Piccinini and featuring flute students from the studios of Marina Piccinini, Emily Skala, and Laurie Sokoloff. As always, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcomed and encouraged to bring guests/students!

    We are once again thrilled to open the morning with a special Flute Circuit Training with Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart. The audience is welcome to participate in this special event, so be sure to bring your flutes! Flute Circuit Training gives some great ideas for practicing when you have limited time, and combines both physical exercises with flute exercises.

    In addition, immediately following the class, Adam Workman and his team from Flutistry Boston will be exhibiting…instruments will be available for everyone to try.

      When:  Sunday, October 2, 2016

      Where:  Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

      Time: 9:15am-10:00am Flute Circuit Training

        10:00am-12:30pm Marina Piccinini Masterclass

        12:30pm Flutistry Boston Exhibit

    Performers and Repertoire:  Please visit our website (http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/faculty/piccinini/newsandevents.html) for up-to-date information on the performers and repertoire.

    Prospective Students: Ms. Piccinini is available to teach private lessons to a limited number of prospective students on the afternoons of Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. If you would like to arrange a lesson, please send an e-mail to piccininistudio@jhu.edu

     

    Although the master class is free and open to the public, we are asking that you please respond if you would like to attend. If you have any further questions about the class, please send an e-mail to Marina Piccinini's studio: piccininistudio@jhu.edu

     

    Campus Tour: A special tour of the conservatory will be given by a guide from Peabody Admissions after the event, scheduled for 2pm. If you would like to join the group, please indicate so in your RSVP.

     

    Map, directions, and parking information is available at: http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/about/visit.html

     

    Please also feel free to visit our studio website at http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/faculty/piccinini for further information about performers, repertoire, our studio, and other upcoming events. 

     

  • 06/14/2016 10:32 AM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Click on each for more information on each branch:

    Willow Grove Branch

    Wynnefield Branch


  • 05/16/2016 1:05 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)
    Guest clinician is Katherine Hoover.

    Click here for more information.


  • 05/16/2016 1:01 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Click here to see the schedule and pieces to be performed this August in San Diego.

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