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January 18, 2019

 
JANUARY 18
 
 THE ART OF PRACTICING:
A GUIDE TO MAKING MUSIC FROM THE HEART
BY MADELINE BRUSER
Foreword by: Yehudi Menuhin
Book Review Facilitated by: Elisabeth DeJong

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"This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher Madeline Bruser combines physiological and meditative principles to help musicians release physical and mental tension and unleash their innate musical talent. She offers practical techniques for cultivating free and natural movement, a keen enjoyment of sounds and sensations, a clear and relaxed mind, and an open heart and she explains how to prepare the body and mind to practice with ease, understand the effect of posture on flexibility and expressiveness, make efficient use of the hands and arms, employ listening techniques to improve coordination, increase the range of color and dynamics by using less effort, cultivate rhythmic vitality and perform with confidence, warmth and freedom." - Menuhin

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Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Meeting Place: Westlake Porter Library
Arrive at 9:15 am to meet & greet old & new members ...
 business meeting at 9:30 ... topics begin at 10:00 am

Non-Members are allowed to attend presentations for $10 that will be deducted from membership fees if you decide to join CPTO!