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Let Bach Live!: 4 Sarabande

8 March 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

Instrumental Tuition / Mind-Body Awarness with Ruth Phillipsse icon

A series of six 60 minute classes exploring Bach’s dance movements through breath and gesture.

Playing solo Bach can be a daunting experience. Not only are you alone, but you are also playing some of the greatest music ever written. The good news is, you can change this experience. In this series of classes, you will let go of your fear of Bach’s perfection. You will learn instead, through your breath and your bodies, to connect to the music’s logical, organic, and deeply human shapes. You will learn how the harmonic structure supports you, freeing you up to improvise and let go. Through kinaesthetic awareness you will find the gesture of the music deep in your torso. By working with gravity and rebound, you will find where to release. Through mindful listening you will learn to quieten the internal chatter, creating space to rest, listen, and follow your inner dance.

These classes will take the form of a masterclass but there will be ample time at the end of each one for your questions and discussion.

  1. Prelude
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande
  5. Minuets and Bourrées
  6. Gigue

”Ruth has helped me to become more present in my playing, and so aware in my body that over a few months I have noticed that the back pain that I used to get has completely gone.”

Practical Information

Who is it for: All string players
Tutor: Ruth Phillips
Number of participants: up to 10
Length of session: 60 minutes
Number of sessions: 6 standalone or book as a course of 6
Dates and times: 10am-11am on Mondays | 1, 8, 15 February | 8, 15, 22 March 2021
Cost: £15 per session or book all 6 sessions for £80 (saving £10)

These classes will be available as recordings if you cannot make the time.

What you need to bring:
Wear comfortable clothing. Come with a curious, playful spirit, and be prepared to have your yoga mat, djembe and beach ball handy.

List of forthcoming sessions in this course

>> Follow this link to book all 6 sessions for £80 (saving £10)
Or book this single session for £15 using the booking form below.


8 March 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT
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