~ Helping musicians experience extraordinary ease
through freeing up the body, mind, and soul ~
I hadn’t planned to start writing here until after my new website is fully in place and all of my new service programs are designed and ready for public offering. But it seems that the “Inspiration Bug” has tickled me enough times that I can no longer ignore it, and I just have too many ideas wanting to be expressed for me to not start writing now! I am more and more aware that The Art of Freedom is – and always will be – a work in progress, just as I am, and “there is no time like the present” to catch and ride the mercurial waves of inspiration!
My intention is to publish weekly blogposts on Wednesdays that offer a new perspective and potential solutions to the many challenges encountered by musicians as they journey through their lives. Specifics begin next week!
NEXT WEEK: I will be sharing some of the surprising results of a recent survey that I created for performing and creative artists. If you haven’t taken the survey and would like weigh in with your experiences, here is the link: Survey for Creative and Performing Artists. Your input is taken seriously, and it will help give shape to future blogposts.
So what IS The Art of Freedom, anyway?
Essentially, The Art of Freedom is an exploration into living a beautifully fulfilling life as a musician, with abundant purpose and depth of meaning, good health, well-being, and success. Professionally, it is an expansion of my Alexander Technique (AT) private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, Balance & Harmony Alexander Technique, and its eventual replacement.
The Alexander Technique is a method for improving posture, health, skills and coordination, which allows us to improve the use of ourselves in daily life and professional activity. I think most of my students would agree, however, that what we focus on in our lessons together is somehow more than that.
Any AT teacher will tell you that what they bring to their practice and impart to their students includes their whole being and all of their life-experience as well as specialized expertise on a subject, yet it is not typical in an AT lesson to pay explicit attention to aspects of the soul and our ultimate source of inspiration.
I feel that such an all-encompassing vision is essential to the work I do, which is not limited to the Alexander Technique.
The Art of Freedom is my personal and professional response to an inner calling that is further integrating my Alexander Technique skills, inspired inner life, and professional work as a musician, with a desire to support other musicians as they learn how to free up and integrate their own mind, body, and soul in radiantly healthy and positive ways. (You can read more about my personal story here.)
There are so many ways to tap into the liberating flow of Inspiration, which enables the body-mind to become a willing partner of the soul for healing and inspired artistry. It is my wish to share what I have learned about this with you, in honor of your free Being, Consciousness, and Bliss!
I INVITE YOU to share here what you struggle with most as a musician. What worries you? What keeps you up at night? What would you like to read about here? If you prefer to post your comments here as “Anonymous”, that’s just fine.
This blog is all about addressing YOUR concerns, and helping you find solutions to what you find challenging in your life as an artist. As you read the upcoming posts, I hope that you will find that your struggles are shared by many, and that solutions are easier to find than you might think. I’m here to listen and help if I can. Just let me know what you’d like to know, and we’ll see where it all goes as we share the musician’s journey together!