San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Our INSIGHTS Day, to be held in London on Saturday 5 March 2016, launches our education programme with a day of talks and workshops ideal for professional and student performers, educators, arts organisations, employers and healthcare practitioners. The programme for the day is as follows:
9.30-9.50 Registration & coffee
9.50 - 10.00 Introduction & Welcome Deborah Charnock BAPAM CEO, Diane Widdison MU National Organiser
10.00 - 10.35 The performer's body. An introduction to the 'performer as athlete', including advice on posture, musculoskeletal health, warm-up and cool-down routines. Drusilla Redman Physiotherapist, BAPAM & Guildhall
10.35 - 11.10 Are you sitting comfortably? A workshop for instrumentalists who need to switch between sitting and standing positions. Sarah Upjohn Physiotherapist, BAPAM & Purcell School
11.10 - 11.30 Break and 'Ask the Expert' sessions
11.30 - 12.05 Realising potential in performance. An introduction to the Alexander Technique. Alison Loram Violinist, Scientist, AT Teacher
12.05 - 12.40 Ergonomics of the guitar. A holistic approach to practice and performance including advice on posture, left and right hand technique, Alexander Technique in guitar playing, and issues for acoustic and electric guitar players. Paul Sogaard Guitarist and Teacher.
12.40 - 1.20 Lunch and 'Ask the Expert' Sessions
1.20 - 1.55 Holistic exercises for healthy and expressive piano technique. A practical workshop discussing a holistic approach to piano playing and piano teaching, with advice on injury prevention, and the fundamental movements required for healthy, sustainable piano playing. Penelope Roskell Professor of Piano, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
1.55 - 2.30 The use of Autogenic Mindful Training to reduce psychological distress in performers. An introductory session for performers interested in learning mind-body relaxation skills for self-development and to enhance their performance. Giovanna Reitano Autogenic Trainer, Counsellor, Harpist
2.30 - 2.50 Break and 'Ask the Expert' sessions
2.50 - 3.25 Vocal health for voice users: Healthy voice functioning, and how things may go wrong. Some simple remedies and exercises will be explored, as well as ways of preventing future voice problems. Jenevora Williams Vocal coach and singer
3.25 - 4.00 Managing the transition from performance student to professional performer Jane Oakland Music Psychologist and Singer
4.00 - 4.20 Break and 'Ask the expert' sessions
4.20 - 4.30 Concluding comments and information about BAPAM. Clare Jackson Office & Clinics Manager, Dan Hayhurst Information Officer, Penny Wright Honorary Medical Director
This event provides unique opportunities for teachers, students and performers to share knowledge and skills with peers to optimise and inspire performance practice and to help sustain a physically and psychologically demanding career in performing arts.
Lunch and materials are included in the ticket price.
Our ticket prices are designed to make BAPAM events accessible. We are grateful to the Musicians' Union for supporting this event. We appreciate additional donations to help us continue our support services for performers.
Advance booking is essential.
MU members; MSc PAM (UCL) students; BAPAM assessing clinicians: £45.
General - Full price: £85
General - Students: £55
Cancellations: full refunds are available until 5 February 2016. No refunds are possible after that date.
020 7404 5888
The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine is a registered charity. No: 1083295