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Roberta Gary

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Instrument: Organ and Keyboard
 
B.M., Piano, College-Conservatory of Music of the   University of Cincinnati
M.M., Organ, College-Conservatory of Music,   University of Cincinnati
D.M.A., Organ Performance, Eastman School of   Music
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1999 
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Contact: rgary41@aol.com
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Dr. Roberta Gary has been Professor of Organ and Head of Keyboard Division at College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati since 1967. Her CDs released on Arsis label include Liszt/Reubke, Organ Music of Franck and Bach’s Art of Fugue. She presents organ recitals and master classes throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Her concerts are represented by Independent Concert Artists.
 

Dr. Gary’s interest in movement began as a way of dealing with effects of childhood polio and led to certification as a Body Mapping Educator, along with her husband Thom Miles. She has contributed substantial information for organists to the book “What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body” by Thomas Mark. Dr. Gary is available to teach various lengths of courses, especially to organists and keyboard players, and offers private lessons in organ with emphasis on Body Mapping principles.

Thom Miles

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Instrument: Organ
 
Degrees from Colorado State University
Premier Prix in Organ from the Montréal   Conservatory of Music (student of Bernard Lagace)
Additional studies with Roberta Gary, William   Porter, and Edward Parmentier
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1999
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Contact: tmiles4114@gmail.com
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Thom Miles has served as Chapel Organist at Xavier University and as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also taught on the adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Thom is currently organist at Lakeside Presbyterian Church and Organist/Director of Music at Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio. He played a key role in the preservation and restoration of the 1866 Koehnken & Co. organ in the Plum Street Temple in 2005. Thom recorded on this historic instrument for Arsis Audio immediately after the restoration (Arsis CD 157). He has also recorded the three Organ Sonatas of Paul Hindemith and Four Preludes on Jewish Tunes by William Bolcom, also on Arsis (CD 169).
 

Thom and his wife, Roberta Gary, are both Licensed Body Mapping Educators and present workshops on the topic of Body Mapping. Both Miles and Gary made a contribution to the book "What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body with Supplementary Material for Organists" by Thomas Mark.

Christine Meadows

Location: Oregon
Instrument: Voice

Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2007
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Contact: meadowsc@pdx.edu
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Mezzo Soprano Christine Meadows has performed as a soloist in concerts and opera throughout the U.S.A. Highlights of her singing career included two seasons at New York City Opera, performances with the Orchestra of Mallorca, Spain, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, numerous American symphonies and opera companies. Since returning to her childhood home in Oregon, she appeared in more than 20 productions with Portland Opera and has been a frequent soloist with the Oregon Symphony, Opera Theater Oregon and many NW music organizations.
 

In 2006 Ms. Meadows accepted a position as the Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at Portland State University. She was honored to receive the 2012 Maseeh Award for the outstanding Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Member. Ms. Meadows incorporates “Body Mapping for Singers” into her Vocal Pedagogy course and Applied Voice lessons. She recently gave Body Mapping lectures and master classes at Soochow University in China, Ave Maria University, and Frost School of Music. Many of her students have been competition winners, invited to young artist programs, and have their own careers and singers and teachers.

Marieke Schuurs

Location: Oregon
 
Instrument: Voice
 
B.M. and M.F.A., University of California, Irvine
Licensed Body Mapping Educator 2006
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.cantarevoicestudio.com
 
Contact: marieke@cantarevoicestudio.com
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Marieke is a crossover vocal artist and voice trainer who loves live performances, ah-ha moments, and the intricacies of the mind-body relationship. Through Cantare Voice Studio, her private studio in Eugene, Oregon, she trains singers and speakers. She has performed with Eugene Opera, Willamette Concert Opera, Oregon Bach Festival, and Cascadia Concert Opera, as well as in local classical concerts. Her jazz group, Elegant M, plays throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is currently Managing Director for Cascadia Concert Opera, a non-profit arts organization.
 

Marieke has taught voice at Concordia University in Irvine, Cerritos College in Los Angeles, and Lane Community College in Eugene. She has been Chorus Master for Eugene Opera and has conducted children's’ choirs and church choirs over the years. She started exploring Body Mapping with Barbara Conable in 2002. She now teaches Body Mapping through workshops and in individual sessions. She is continuing her training toward certification in Alexander Technique with Cathy Madden of Seattle, WA. She has been a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) since 1986 and was part of Ms. Ellen Faull’s voice studio in Camas, WA from 2005-2009.

Michelle Kunz

Location: Washington, D.C.
 
Instrument: Voice
 
B.M., D.M.A.,Vocal Performance, Catholic   University of America
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2007
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Contact: michelle@bodymap.org
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Soprano Michelle Kunz owns a successful coaching practice, working with teams and leaders who want to increase results while minimizing conflict and stress. She has portrayed many beloved opera heroines to critical acclaim, including Violetta (La Traviata), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Mimì ( La Bohème), Blanche de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica) and Jenny Diver (The Threepenny Opera). Having performed in major cities across the U.S. and in Europe, she now happily appears in several productions each year with the Washington National Opera chorus on the stage of the Kennedy Center Opera House, where she is also the children’s chorus master.

Dr. Kunz has served on the voice faculties of the Columbia Institute of Fine Arts, the Levine School of Music, The Flint Hill School, and the Washington National Cathedral, and has taught high school chorus at the Washington Waldorf School. She has also conducted and directed numerous community and church choirs and musical theater productions. She is a popular presenter on a variety of topics ranging from Body Mapping to opera history and is in demand as artist-in-residence for a variety of programs. Dr. Kunz is a member of NATS and her students have placed in numerous competitions. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and son, who is a cellist.

Raf de Groote

Location: Belgium

Instrument: Flute
 
Music Academy, Belgium, Government Award, 1980
Brussels Conservatory of Music, First Prize, 1995
Diploma of Pedagogy. Music Academy Wijnegem
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2012
Orchestral experience in National Opera, Flanders   Philharmonic, and Chamber music in various   ensembles and styles. He performs regularly with   harpists and singers.


Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.rafdegroote.be

 
Contact: rafdegroote@telenet.be

Compared to others, Raf de Groote started the flute at the relatively late age of 16 and he worked very hard to catch up. As we all know, the tension that goes with working hard can cause some problems, and in Raf’s case it was recurring back, neck, and shoulder pains as well as frozen shoulder impingement problems. He often suffered from balance problems and hyperventilation on stage. All of these problems led him to want to know more about the body and help himself in his growth as a musician and a teacher.

To that end, Raf has dedicated himself to learning how the body works to make music. He has trained to both be a Licensed Body Mapping Educator and a Level Three Franklin Method Teacher.

Raf has studied with Paul Vanwolleghem, Erik Dequeker, and Susan Milan, as well as several other prominent flutists.

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Catherine Lee

Location: Oregon
 
Instrument: Oboe
 
B.M., Oboe Performance, McGill University, 1996
M.M., Oboe Performance, Indiana University, 2001
Performers Diploma, Indiana University, 2002
D. Mus., Oboe Performance, McGill University,   2006
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2009 


Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.catherinemlee.com

 
Contact: catmlee@hotmail.com

A diverse musician, Catherine Lee has performed extensively on the oboe and the English horn as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed with many orchestras including Oregon Symphony, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, l’orchestre symphonique de longueuil, Evansville Philharmonic (IN), and Edmonton Symphony.  In July 2010, her reed trio, the Umbrella Ensemble, and dancer Camille Renarhd premiered the site specific work REEDS, composed by Emily Doolittle, at the Sound Symposium (St. John’s, Newfoundland).
 

Catherine has an interest in the role of improvisation in the development of creativity and voice of a performer. She has presented lecture-recitals at The Embodiment of Authority – Perspectives on Performances (Helsinki, Finland), The Performer’s Voice (Singapore), Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium – Improvising Bodies, (Guelph, Canada) and College Music Society (Seattle, WA). Catherine’s doctoral document “The Language of the Oboe Virtuoso in the Late Eighteenth Century” has been published in the IDRS Journal.
 

Catherine became interested in Somatics during her graduate studies at Indiana University.  She pursued this interest during her doctoral work at McGill University, completing an independent project entitled ‘Applications of the Feldenkrais Method for Oboists’ and subsequently her comprehensive exams, for which she studied Alexander Technique, Dalcroze Method, and Laban-Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals, among other Somatic practices. Upon moving to Portland, Oregon, she was introduced to Body Mapping, and has since had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant to Lisa Marsh at Portland State University and work with Amy Likar and Barbara Conable. Catherine is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator.
 

Principal teachers include Theodore Baskin, Nicholas Daniel, and Normand Forget.

Laura Jeon

Laura Jeon is a piano soloist, collaborative pianist, teacher, and also a Licensed Body Mapping Educator. She has studied Body Mapping and the Coordinate Movement Program for Pianists, which specializes in assisting injured pianists. She was a Teaching Assistant of the Coordinate Movement Program for Pianists and Body Mapping classes at Portland State University (OR).
 

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from University of Rochester at Eastman School of Music (NY), her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory (MA), and her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree under the guidance of Dr. Robin McCabe and Theory Certificate under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Bernard at the University of Washington School of Music. She was the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Howard Hanson Scholarship, the George Eastman Scholarship, Piano Departmental Award (Carol Frank Clement), Highest Performance Award (Charles W. Kennett), New England Conservatory Merit Award, New England Conservatory Collaborative Piano Award, Mortar Board Scholarship, Johnson Memorial Scholarship, and Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and was chosen as Lead Teaching Assistant during her university studies.

Location: Washington
Instrument: Piano
 
B.M., Piano Performance, Eastman School of   Music
M.M., Piano Performance, New England   Conservatory
D.M.A., University of Washington School of   Music
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2009
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Contact: pianistlaura@gmail.com
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Susan Wilkes

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Making music empowers our health and wellbeing; our wellbeing and overall health empowers our abilities to make music alone and with others.
 

The realization of this relationship allows us to both open to how music affects us as listeners and how we can better make music with the freedom in our body awareness through movement.

Location: New Hampshire
Instrument: Flute
 
B.A., Music Education and teaching certificate in   Special Education, Westfield State College
M.M., Conducting, U.Mass Lowell
M.A., Health Arts and Sciences, Goddard College
Flautist (CMP), Music for Therapeutic Healing and   Transition Program.
Certified health coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Children's yoga specialist (95 Hour), ChildLight YogaI
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2018
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Contact: musicldy66@aol.com

Lynne Krayer-Luke

Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Instrument: Flute
M.M., Performance, Royal Northern College of   Music (U.K.)
B.M., Performance, University of Northern   Iowa
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2009
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.nycbodymapping.com
 
Contact: lynne@bodymap.org
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Lynne Krayer-Luke is a flute teacher and performer residing in Chicago, Illinois. Lynne completed her Masters in Music with distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) where she studied with flutist Peter Lloyd, and composed a dissertation titled “Body Maps, Body Mapping, and Applications for Musicians.” Lynne has been featured as a guest clinician at conferences and schools, including the National Flute Association Conventions, New York Flute Fairs, Long Island Flute Club, Royal Northern College of Music, and Manchester Alexander Technique Training School. Her passion for utilizing mind-body work to enhance wellness and musical performance has lead her to explorations of Alexander Technique, Gyrotonics, Bikram Yoga, and most recently the flying trapeze!

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