Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – Defining and Teaching Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique featuring Barbara Lister-Sink, Ed.D.
Pianists of all ages and levels are often frustrated and even tragically hindered by discomfort, pain, and injury related playing. Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink, author of the MTNA-award-winning DVD IFreeing the Caged Bird–Developing Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique, will offer an accessible but scientifically informed look into the heart of injury-preventive piano technique. She will demonstrate basic biomechanical principles that can constitute a “basic form” for pianists of any age or level; define how the body is designed to work best with the instrument; and discuss risk factors for injury. Finally, she will offer practical tools for teaching the sensations of good coordination and freedom.
Internationally acclaimed pianist and acknowledged global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique, is a graduate of Smith College, the Utrecht Conservatory and holds an Ed.D. from Columbia University. A Steinway ARtist since 1977, Lister-Sink has performed and given workshops throughout North America, Europe and Australia. As the current Artistic Director of the Salem College School of Music and Director of the Graduate Music Program, she has also taught on the Eastman School of Music Artist Faculty and was keyboardist for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. A previewer for Oxford University Press, Lister-Sink was chosen by Musical America Global as one of America’s “30 Top Professionals of 2018” as an innovator, independent thinker, and visionary leader.
These workshops are complimentary – simply click here and enjoy!
Dr. Carol Ann Larry , Workshop Coordinator