Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 9–14 | Teacher Development Aug. 8–16, 2020 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Seminar in Body Mapping

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Monday August 10, 2020
with Amber Ghent (ON)

What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body
Open to all music educators, parents, and students 12+ interested in learning about the most important instrument—your body! Musicians are often unaware or confused about how our bodies make movement in order to play our instrument. We move in the way we think we are constructed (consciously or unconsciously) and these mental representations (accurate or inaccurate) determine our movement. When these representations are faulty they and lead to discomfort, injury, and pain. Body mapping uses practical anatomy, movement explorations, and awareness training in order to regain accurate body maps and healthy movement. This technique is informed by the latest neuroscience about how the brain produces movement, and it has helped hundreds of musicians play with more ease and heal themselves of injury and pain.

Come meet Fred the skeleton, watch videos of beautiful movers, and dress comfortably for movement. Short lessons will be given at the end of the session, be sure to bring your instruments. This exploratory session will address common complaints experienced by musicians and will be designed according to the requests received. Please email requests to Amber.

For more information about Body Mapping Lessons, please visit

Seminar Fee: $40 CDN

A limited number of Private Lessons will be available, first come, first served. Please register in advance in order to reserve a lesson between your other scheduled classes. Private 30-minute lesson fee: $56.50 CDN.

Please register for Body Mapping on your program application. If you are an adult attending SOSI with your child, use the Seminar application form. If you are a Teacher Development Participant, you can include the seminar on the TD application form.
Leo has started playing and learning pieces with no pain!! He is doing great and we are so grateful. The Body Mapping work has been revolutionary. His writing is also neater, which his teacher has noticed, as a result of the Body Mapping.
Masha Kazakevich