workshops for musicians to bring ease to your playing
ad agio ('at ease') is a workshop series aimed at musicians to help you play and perform in a more relaxed and comfortable way, both physically and mentally. Experts in musician wellbeing will lead workshops in topics such as performance anxiety, breathing anatomy and techniques, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, injury prevention and treatment, mindfulness and nutrition.
Who are the workshops for? These workshops are for all musicians aged 18+, of all levels and genres. They are aimed at all players and singers who want to play with more ease, avoid injury, feel more confident and enjoy their playing more. The events are relaxed and supportive with plenty of time to ask questions and try out techniques. Read about past workshops and feedback from participants.
When and where are they held? Online - the workshops are held several times per year, in a short series of four or five sessions (one each week). In-person - workshops are held in Sheffield city centre.
ad agio workshops weekend - 21st & 22nd August 2021 This weekend is designed as a virtual space for you to focus on your wellbeing - starting the days with a gentle stretch/ warm-up and meditation, we will then explore different ways to bring more ease to your music-making, physically and mentally. Each day features a pair of two-hour workshops, with tutors bringing their expertise in Feldenkrais, breathing techniques, Tai Chi and resilience training. We will end each day with a physical wind down session and a short guided meditation to help you relax after all that screen time and absorb all the information you've taken in.