Cantare Studio



"What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body" is a course on ergonomic education for musicians.  Nicknamed Bodymapping, it is an effective supplementary tool for music educators to improve student habits of movement.  The course can be given as a one-day condensed workshop or as a weekly course over a semester.  Bodymapping workshop facilitators, like Marieke, are trained and licensed by Andover Educators.  

Course Outline

Section One - Six Places of Balance

Section Two - Breathing

Section Three - Shoulders and Arms

Section Four - Legs and Pelvis

Section Five - Applied Practice

Andover Educator Training

Are you a musician interested in becoming an Andover Educator, teaching the workshop "What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body," and incorporating Bodymapping principles into your playing and teaching?  

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The Alexander Method


What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, Barbara Conable; accompanying workbook for the Andover Educator Course.

How to Learn the Alexander Technique, Barbara Conable: Excellent first read on the Alexander Technique.

Use of the Self, FM Alexander: Classic text from the founder of the Alexander Technique.

The Art of Practicing, Madeline Bruser: a must-have for musicians.

Onstage Synergy, Cathy Madden: application of Alexander Technique to the process of performance.