About Brain/Body Health While Making Music:
When you make a meal, each ingredient you add while cooking contributes to the sum total result. As applied to the musician, each time you practice, how you direct your thought-stream as well as how you live in your body, will determine your quality of experience; of physical health, and ultimately, the music you generate. You will learn how to direct your attention like a juggler: what to pay attention to mentally and physically while practicing and why, how to listen differently, as well as how to adjust the use of your body.
Julie has presented Playing Healthy clinics throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Scotland, and France. Sites have included The Starling-Delay Symposium at Juilliard, National String Workshop, International String Workshop, Eastman Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Berklee College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, numerous colleges and universities, the European String Teachers Association, as well as for the American String Teachers Associations and National Association for Music Educations state conferences, among others.
Julie is the author of one of the first music medicine books in the world: You Are Your instrument (1991), now in its fifth edition and available as an ePub. She has also authored four spin-off DVDs: The Violin in Motion, Violin and Viola Ergonomics: Determine the Optimum Playing Position and Support for Your Body-Type; The Instrumentalist’s Guide to Fitness, Health, and Musicianship; and The Vocalist’s Guide to Fitness, Health, and Musicianship.
Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Julie Lyonn Lieberman has helped develop the multi-style string field over the last forty+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, writer, recording artist, and performer. She started out as a fiddler, performing at folk festivals and clubs up and down the east coast in the late 1970s/early 1980s using either a mic or a Fishman pickup, depending on the gig. Her introduction to amplification and special effects began while touring with Brian Eno recording artist, Laraaji Venus, in the early 1980s. Read More About Julie→