Teach the Power of Intentional Movement
Become a Licensed Body Mapping Educator
Help others reduce tension
Reduce, prevent, and eliminate performance-related injuries
Learn self-awareness, practical anatomy, and efficient and dynamic movement
Teach the Power of Intentional Movement to help others play efficiently and dynamically
Work with a Licensed Body Mapping Educator to become a more expressive performer and engaging teacher
Train to teach the What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body™ course to help others avoid injury
Study our ABME Teaching Manuals to teach injury prevention
PLUS, YOU’LL GET ACCESS TO:
Our monthly webinar series given by members and guests
ABME anatomical images created by medical illustrator Holly Fischer
Our ABME Idea Forum, so you can participate in discussions with Licensed Body Mapping Educators to further your knowledge about the body in movement
An annual Visible Body subscription
ABME conference discounts
ABME Newsletter subscription
Online Body Mapping classes with our Sponsoring Teachers
“Andover Educators (Body Mapping) provided critical information and a safe space for me to recover from the physical and emotional pain that plagued my playing. I have a unique skill set now that I carry with me through all of life's challenges, and that I empower others with as well.”
-LYNNE KRAYER-LUKE, LBME
Who are we?
The Association for Body Mapping Education is a not-for-profit organization of musicians teaching the power of intentional movement to enhance musicians’ expressive capabilities while preventing, reducing, and eliminating performance-related injuries. Clear, concise, and practical information about movement is presented in the course “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body™”.
I am interested in becoming licensed to teach Body Mapping. Where do I begin?
Musicians interested in becoming licensed will first join ABME as an affiliate member. Then you’ll begin working with a Licensed Body Mapping Educator (LBME) to become licensed yourself.
How can I join as an affiliate member?
Our affiliate member application can be found at abme.wildapricot.org/. Affiliate membership includes access to the ABME Idea Forum, monthly webinars given by members and guests, an annual Visible Body subscription, an ABME Newsletter subscription, online Body Mapping classes with our Sponsoring Teachers, and conference discounts.
The affiliate membership benefits sound great! Can I still become an affiliate member even if I am not interested in becoming a Licensed Body Mapping Educator?
Yes! Affiliate membership is open to anyone who wishes to support our work. Affiliates may or may not work toward becoming a Licensure Trainee
What is involved in the training process to become a licensed body mapping educator?
Training Guidelines can be found at abme.wildapricot.org/
How do I know when I am ready to teach Body Mapping?
Training is complete when a trainee has received a license to teach the course What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body® from the Association for Body Mapping Education. Trainees are evaluated on their:
Verbal skill in conveying course information
Integrity and use of visual aids
Ability to demonstrate what is being taught with their own instrument
Ability to observe and coach course participants in awareness and refinement of their body maps
Have more questions about Body Mapping? Please visit our FAQ page.