BASIC MOVEMENT, COMFORT & TECHNIQUE FOR MUSICIANS
This special program offered by the Manitoba Conservatory is geared towards ambitious students and professional musicians. Individualized lessons are designed to help musicians explore the fundamental building blocks of good instrumental and vocal technique improve posture, and learn to perform more efficiently and comfortably. These movement-based lessons use gentle touch and verbal cues to help students sense fine differences in their movements to improve how they make their music!
Colin Mehmel is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and professional clarinettist. Colin became interested in the Feldenkrais Method© after sustaining a shoulder injury which, in addition to being very painful, caused many difficulties in his clarinet playing. After experiencing profound improvement in his overall comfort and playing ability, Colin enrolled in a Feldenkrais teacher training program. Now he uses his knowledge of the Feldenkrais Method and music to help his students learn quickly, and to discover how movement can be a foundation for learning and achievement.
What is your education and experience?
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Institute for the Study of Somatic Education, Bachelor of Music Performance, University of Manitoba; Master’s in Music Performance, Michigan State University.
What makes your lessons different from the rest?
I love teaching and helping my students succeed. Every lesson is customized for each student depending on their goals and present challenges.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking music lessons?
Anyone can learn and play music, and it will bring you joy – so go for it!