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From Café Zoom to the Concert Hall

28 June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 29 June 2021

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Moving fearlessly back into live music

Are you anxious about live playing after lockdown? Do you feel you have lost your chops? Are you terrified at the thought of a live audience, feeling unusually tense or depleted? Or are you simply wanting some fresh inspiration and to reconnect with yourself and your fellow musicians?

You are not alone!

Returning to live music making will bring joy and relief for many, but there are clearly other feelings lurking in the wings. Whether on stage, in an audition, rehearsal, exam, or classroom, never has the need for self-care been so vital.

In these two consecutive half-day sessions Sophie Renshaw and Ruth Phillips will offer tools and creative processes which will help you:

  • Release self-judgement
  • Rediscover playfulness
  • Stay embodied
  • Learn to let go
  • Use your breath to support your movement
  • Stay grounded
  • Become present

From Café Zoom to the Concert Hall’ is open to all string players wanting to ease the transition back from screen to stage in a safe, creative and compassionate environment.

This is a closed group with a maximum of twelve participants.

Book using the booking form below.

“Thank you for fostering such an accepting, nonjudgemental spirit of curious exploration!”
Cynthia, cellist USA

“I have never felt such presence in my playing. I am very happy! ”
Johanna, cellist, Sweden

“My session with you was a balm!”
Becky, violist, UK

Practical Information

Who is it for: All string players
Ruth Phillips Sophie Renshaw
Number of participants: up to 12
Length of session: 3 hours
Number of sessions: a 2 session course on consecutive mornings
Dates and times:. 10am – 1pm on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 June 2021
Cost: £65 for the course



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