Jane Shellshear

Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Instrument: Piano
 
B.Mus., Performance, University of Sydney
AUSTAT Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, 1994
Licensed Body Mapping Educator 2018
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.bodymapping.com.au
 
Contact: jane@bodymapping.com.au

Jane Shellshear studied piano with Elizabeth Green and Phillip Shovk while undertaking a Bachelor of Music in Performance at the University of Sydney. She continued postgraduate performance studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Sulamita Aronovsky and in London with Irina Zaritskaya.
 

On returning to Australia her interest in performance disciplines led to gaining qualification as a practitioner of Alexander Technique and most recently as the first accredited Body Mapping Educator resident in Australia.
 

As a music educator Jane has extensive knowledge in performance practice across mainstream genres and a depth of experience in instrumental teaching. Integrating this with a sophisticated approach to how movement and manner of physical use impacts upon performance gives her teaching a unique tone.
 

She is a member of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare and the Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.

 
 
 
 

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 Chamber music : 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.

 
 

Liisa Ruoho

Location: Finland
Instrument: Flute
 
Degrees from Silblius Academy, Helsinki, Finland and Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Additional study with Severino Gazzelloni and Aurele Nicolet
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2009
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Contact: liisa_ruoho@msn.com

Liisa Ruoho is known throughout Europe as a consummate performer as well as a brilliant teacher. She presents concerts throughout Europe almost monthly, and is a regular teacher at several master classes in Greece, Iceland and Finland. At the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, Liisa is a Flute Professor, Director of the Wind Department, and Vice-Director of the Orchestral Instruments Department. Her Academy students receive 2 hours of private lessons every week, as well as weekly Body Mapping, pedagogy and performance classes. Formerly an assistant to Severino Gazzelloni in Italy, she studied with Gazzelloni and with Aurele Nicolet.  Her personal study of the Alexander Technique revolutionized both her playing and teaching, and for over 40 years she has taught flutists how to use their original instrument – the body. She now presents workshops throughout Europe and is designing a joint Body Mapping course with the Sibelius Academy and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Claire Stefani

Location: Paris, France and New York, New York
Instrument: Violin/Viola

Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2020
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: https://www.voluteservice.com
 
Contact: claire@voluteservice.com

Claire Stefani is the founder of Volute Service International, an active interface between music instrument/accessory makers and orchestral string instrument players and teachers. Claire’s profound interest in movement efficiency started during an international field hockey career in her native France and deepened with through avid amateur chamber music playing. Discovering Body Mapping in 2013 has allowed Claire to better assist well over 1000 musicians in North America and Europe, with a particular interest in optimizing upper string players’ chin/shoulder rest set-up. 

 

Claire is also an active member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. In 2019, Claire’s French translation of Jennifer Johnson’s second book “Teaching Body Mapping to children” was published by  Editions Vandevelde.

 
 
 

Frans Huijts

Location: Holland
Instrument: Voice
 
Degree from the Conservatory of Maastricht, 1979
Degrees from the Royal Conservatory The Hague, 1984
Additional study with Elisabeth Söderström, Elly Ameling, Margreet Honig, Robert Hol, Udo Reinemann, Oren Brown (Juilliard), Rudolf Knol (Salzburg), Christian Elssner (Dresden)
Prize winner of the 'Prix Gabriël Fauré on the "Concours de la mélodie française" in Paris
Laureate at the "International Hugo Wolf Wettbewerb" in Stuttgart
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2017
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.franshuijts.nl
 
Contact: info@franshuijts.nl

The desire to become a singing teacher was for Frans Huijts clear at an early age. His first breathing course he did at the age of 20 with Sven Smith in Denmark. He developed into a great performing artist, but also into a passionate singing teacher with a great heart for the text in the repertoire and a lot of attention for anatomy, physiology and breathing – and body work.
 

Frans Huijts has sung several world premieres of contemporary opera productions. With the Dutch Opera Company he sang in “Die Soldaten” by B.A. Zimmermann and in “Orfeo” by Monteverdi (director: Pierre Audi). In the “Holland Festival voor Oude Muziek” he sang the leading role of “Corpo” in the theater production of “Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo” by Emilio de Cavalieri.

Frans Huijts is known for his liedrecitals (Concertgebouw Amsterdam, all over the Netherlands, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Osaka and Hong Kong etc.) Dutch composers are regularly on his programs.

As a soloist he participated in several CDs including collaborations with the Dutch Bach Association conducted by Gustav Leonhardt and with repertoire of Dutch composers released by the “Vrienden van het Lied”.

Frans Huijts gives workshops liedinterpretation for duos. As guest-teacher he was invited in Rio de Janeiro, Kingston (Jamaica) and Lusaka (Zambia). Since 2010 he teaches every year in Japan. For the Schubert Institut in Baden bei Wien he is vocal coach at their courses. As head of the vocal department he teaches classical singing at the Codarts University for the Arts Rotterdam.

During his Body Mapping study Frans Huijts got in contact with the work and writing of Moshé Feldenkrais. In November 2016 he started his education to become a Feldenkrais practitioner at the International Amsterdam Feldenkrais Teachers Training led by Larry Goldfarb. Here he wants to learn to fully understand the quote of Moshé Feldenkrais: "If you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want.”

 
 
 

Noriko Igeta

Location: Japan
Instrument: Guitar

Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2005 
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Contact: igeta.n@nifty.com

Noriko was born in Yokohama, Japan and started playing guitar at age 10.

She studied Alexander Technique and Body Mapping with Hitomi Ono and currently teaches Body Mapping and classical guitar in Yokohama, Japan.

Noriko has written a series of articles published in a monthly guitar magazine.

 

Hiroko Kawai

Location: Japan
Instrument: Voice
 
B.A.,Music Education, Hiroshima National University
M.A., Education and Singing Performance from Tokyo-Gakugei National University
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2001
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.hirokokawai.com
 
Contact: hiro@hirokokawai.com

Hiroko Kawai is a Lyric Soprano from Japan who has studied in Germany and the Netherlands. She has performed with Ernst Ottensammer, the principal clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the Stravinsky String Quartet from St. Petersburg, and with the Dvorak Chamber Orchestra from Slovakia. She has also performed in numerous solo recitals throughout western Japan. Her major teachers include Marianne Blok, Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen, and Takehisa Kinoshita (for singing); Yehezkel Ein-Shay and Barbara Conable (for the Alexander Technique); Alfred Tomatis and Dominique Cannet (for the Tomatis Method); and Masaaki Hayakawa (for conducting).

Hiroko taught at Fukuyama University and Fukuyama-Heisei University, and is currently a vocal instructor at Chugoku College and the Asahi Culture Center. In addition, she offers private lessons for voice and Body Mapping in her home studio. Since 2000, she has also conducted the Fontana Kurashiki Chamber Choir. Currently, Hiroko lives in western Japan, and is available to teach “What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body” and “What Every Singer Needs to Know about the Body” at any location.

 

Kayano Nagai

Location: Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan
Instrument: Flute
 
Osaka Junior College of Music
DipABRSM, LRSM, Royal College of Music, London, U.K., Flute Performance
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2003
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.body-map.net
 
Contact: info@body-map.net

Kayano graduated from Osaka College of Music and made her debut in Kyoto. Since then, she has been working as a freelance musician and educator. Her musical activities are not only in classical music, but also in many different genres such as having worked with a Latin band and as a recording artist for TV commercials.

She has been active as a Body Mapping lecturer. In August 2004, the lecture on “What Every Flute Player Needs to Know About the Body” which Kayano gave at BFS (British Flute Society) International Flute Convention in Manchester, UK was highly acclaimed. She also has given Body Mapping classes at the William Bennett International Flute Summer School in 2010.

She is currently a professor at Tokyo College of Music since 2013, teaching “Physical expression and music”, which field of study is the first of its kind in a Japanese college, based on the Body Mapping. The lectures are attended by many musicians. She gives further lectures and workshops in many places across Japan.

 

Hitomi Ono

Location: Japan
Instrument: Voice
 
M.M. Percussion Performance, University of Ottawa
M.G.S. Embodiment and Performance, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2014
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.bodymap-jp.org
www.amac.co.jp/english.html
 
Contact: info@amac.co.jp

After her graduation of the Osaka College of Music (Voice), Hitomi Ono has studied Voice, Languages and the Alexander Technique in Europe and USA for 11years. 1993 she came back to Japan as the 1st Japanese teacher of the Alexander Technique, recognized by the Society of the Teacher of the Alexander Technique (STAT, England).
 

Since then she has been teaching the Alexander Technique mainly for musicians in Japan and abroad. 1997-2014 she has taught the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping Class as lecturer of the Soai University ( Music Department) in Osaka. 2009-2010 By the recommendation of Nobuko Imai (Violist)she has given the Lessons and workshops in the Geneva Conservatory and in the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland. 2012-2017 by her Alexander Technique Teacher Training Class, which is the 1st Japanese training class recognized by STAT, 6 teachers have completed the training.

In 1999 she became the first Japanese Body Mapping Educator trained by Barbara Conable and started with the course of the Body Mapping for Musicians. Since 2008 she was the President of the Body Mapping Educators Japan and in 2017 she became the representative Director of the Body Mapping Educators Japan〔GIA〕and the person in the charge of the teacher training.  AEJ has 10 members (3 Piano, 2 Flute, 2 Voice, 2 Guitar )

 

Dr. Bridget Rennie-Salonen

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Instrument: Flute

PhD (Music)

Post Graduate Diploma in Music

Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music

Bachelor of Arts

Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.bridgetrs.com

 
Contact: bridget@bridgetrs.com

Dr. Bridget Rennie-Salonen, flautist, and practitioner and researcher in Performing Arts Health, is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Africa Open Institute for Music Research and Innovation, Stellenbosch University. She is chair of the steering committee of the South African Performing Arts Health Association and is a core member of the international research collaboration, the Musicians' Health Literacy Consortium, on musicians’ health education and health literacy. Bridget’s PhD focused on musicians’ occupational health curriculum content, implementation, and assessment. The methodology was Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Qualified as a Licensed Body Mapping Educator, and holding certificates in the Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine and in Functional Anatomy, she is interested in the field of somatics and the interaction of the psychological, physical, and artistic aspects in performing artists, from preventative, therapeutic, and performance optimisation perspectives. Bridget lectures part-time at Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. She is highly sought after as a flute teacher, and many of her students have excelled in competitions and in overseas studies, won scholarships for study abroad, and now teach and perform, several occupying positions in South African orchestras. A very well-known performer in multiple genres, Bridget has appeared as soloist with several South African orchestras. As the Solo Principal Flute of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, she was the recipient of the prestigious Ben & Faye Carklin Award for Artistic Excellence. Recent awards include Fiesta, Silver Ovation, Fanie Beetge Academic Prize, and Oppenheimer Memorial Trust awards. Bridget is the principal flute of the Cape Town Festival Orchestra, permanent guest principal flute with the Free State Symphony Orchestra, and Baroque traverso flautist with the Camerata Tinta Barocca. 

 
 
 

Sarah Newbold

Location: London and South Wales, UK
Instrument: Flute
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Associate of the Royal Academy of Music
Licenciate of the Royal College of Music
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2014
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/staff/teaching_staff/department/2-department-of-wind-brass-and-percussion/67-sarah-newbold

 
Contact: sarahnewbold@yahoo.co.uk

Sarah is a member of the Academy of St.Martin in-the-Fields and the New London Orchestra and formerly of both Welsh National Opera and the London Philharmonic. As a freelance flute player she works with most of the orchestras in Great Britain. A keen chamber musician, Sarah is a member of Cardiff Winds and Dragonfly.
 

As a freelance flautist Sarah is able to work in a variety of musical styles ranging from opera, symphony and chamber orchestras, chamber music and recitals, to film sessions and some period instrument work. Teaching plays an important part in Sarah’s musical life; she has been a professor of flute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 1989. In collaboration with Ian Clarke she redesigned the technical requirements for the woodwind at the Guildhall School, this has led to invitations to present workshops at the “Reflective Conservatoire” conference at the Barbican, London and also “Professional Development” Seminars in Finland and Norway.
 

In addition, since September 2010 Sarah has been a professor of flute at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Together with Zoe Smith, piano, she is director of the Llangenny Flute Summer School which has run annually since 2008. Sarah is a regular coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and for the I-Culture orchestra in Poland. She is sought after as an adjudicator and examiner, regularly gives masterclasses and recitals in Britain and recently in Norway, Greece, Finland, Ireland and France.
 

Sarah Newbold studied the flute with Atarah Ben Tovim and Alan Lockwood at Huddersfield Polytechnic and with Peter Lloyd at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she completed her studies at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. Sarah is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator teaching the art of movement in music.

 
 

Aisling Casey

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Instrument: Oboe
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2020
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.aislingcasey.com

 
Contact: aislingcasey@yahoo.co.uk

Philippa Davies

Location: London, UK
Instrument: Flute
Bachelor of Music (Hons)
Associate of the Royal College of Music
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2014
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.gsmd.ac.uk/youth_adult_learning/short_courses_summer_schools/music/music_theory_musicianship/body_mapping

 
Contact: philippa.davies@gsmd.ac.uk

Philippa Davies has established an international reputation as one of the finest flautists currently performing. A “first-rate virtuoso,” with “exceptional eloquence: she has been noted for an “almost electrical response to technique”. She studied at the Royal College of Music with Douglas Whittaker and later William Bennett and made her debut in the 1977 BBC Proms followed in 1988 by Mozart’s D major concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
 

As a chamber musician Philippa became a member of the Albion Ensemble, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s ensemble the Fires of London and now is busy with London Winds and the Nash Ensemble, with whom she has pioneered first performances, made several recordings and appeared throughout the world. As a recitalist she has performed internationally, giving masterclasses and broadcasts. Her duo partners are Jan Willem Nelleke(piano) Maggie Cole (harpsichord), and she has regularly appeared with Marisa Robles, Julian Bream, Pascal Roge, Barry Douglas, YoYo Ma and Stephen Kovacevich.

Philippa’s numerous recordings include Mozart’s entire original concertos and quartets and Bach’s Flute Sonatas; she has just recorded a 20th century wind quintet disc with London Winds for Chandos to be released later in 2015. As a freelance player she regularly plays guest principal flute with many of the main London orchestras: the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the English Chamber Orchestra.
 

Philippa teaches the flute at the Guildhall School of Music and more recently has taken part in the “Reflective Conservatoire” conference at the Barbican, London as well as “Innovative Conservatoire” Seminars in Finland.
After attending Summerflute 2007, she has become a Licensed Body Mapping Educator giving individual Body Mapping lessons and master classes.

Each summer she runs her own highly regarded International Flute Course at Benslow, North London as well as a course in Cubertou, France and in Aberystwyth, Wales.

 
 

Sarah Newbold

Location: London and South Wales, UK
Instrument: Flute
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Associate of the Royal Academy of Music
Licenciate of the Royal College of Music
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2014
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/staff/teaching_staff/department/2-department-of-wind-brass-and-percussion/67-sarah-newbold

 
Contact: sarahnewbold@yahoo.co.uk

Sarah is a member of the Academy of St.Martin in-the-Fields and the New London Orchestra and formerly of both Welsh National Opera and the London Philharmonic. As a freelance flute player she works with most of the orchestras in Great Britain. A keen chamber musician, Sarah is a member of Cardiff Winds and Dragonfly.
 

As a freelance flautist Sarah is able to work in a variety of musical styles ranging from opera, symphony and chamber orchestras, chamber music and recitals, to film sessions and some period instrument work. Teaching plays an important part in Sarah’s musical life; she has been a professor of flute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 1989. In collaboration with Ian Clarke she redesigned the technical requirements for the woodwind at the Guildhall School, this has led to invitations to present workshops at the “Reflective Conservatoire” conference at the Barbican, London and also “Professional Development” Seminars in Finland and Norway.
 

In addition, since September 2010 Sarah has been a professor of flute at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Together with Zoe Smith, piano, she is director of the Llangenny Flute Summer School which has run annually since 2008. Sarah is a regular coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and for the I-Culture orchestra in Poland. She is sought after as an adjudicator and examiner, regularly gives masterclasses and recitals in Britain and recently in Norway, Greece, Finland, Ireland and France.
 

Sarah Newbold studied the flute with Atarah Ben Tovim and Alan Lockwood at Huddersfield Polytechnic and with Peter Lloyd at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she completed her studies at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. Sarah is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator teaching the art of movement in music.

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