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The Breath and Left Hand Technique

21 October 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

Instrumental Tuition / Mind-Body Awarness with Ruth Phillipsse icon

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Six 60-minute sessions on how the breath inspires, informs and supports us.

“Working with Ruth opened up my eyes to a completely new way of approaching my instrument; marrying movement and breath, and helping me feel more grounded, even from the other end of a zoom call!  I can’t recommend her classes enough!’ –  Sinead o Halloran, winner of the RNCM 2021 Gold Medal and recently appointed cellist of the Marmen Quartet

In these six sessions, Ruth Phillips will guide a group of string players through different aspects of how the breath supports, calms and informs us. By developing an understanding of the nature of the inhale and the exhale we will begin to experience the vital balance between tension and release, inspiration and expression, doing and non-doing, and how that balance affects everything from the way we sit to the speed of our vibrato. Ruth’s approach is simple, mindful and natural, touching on our shared aspirations as musicians and as human beings.

String players of all levels are welcome. In Ruth’s experience teaching groups, she has found that professionals and students can learn as much from amateurs as the other way round. Whilst everyone brings a unique voice, we all share similar struggles and a need to connect with one another, so there will be ample time for discussion and personal questions.

>> Follow this link to book all 6 sessions for £65 (saving £10).
Or book this single session for £12.50 using the booking form below.

The breath and bow technique – 14/15 October
The breath and left hand technique – 21/22 October
The breath and posture – 28/29 October

Practical Information

Who is it for: All string players
Ruth Phillips
Number of participants: up to 20
Length of session: 60 minutes
Number of sessions: 6 standalone or book all 6 for a discount
Dates and times:. 2-3pm on Thursdays and Fridays 14/15 October | 21/22 October | 28/29 October
Cost: £12.50 per session or book all 6 sessions for £65 (saving £10)

All sessions will be recorded. If you cannot make the time, worry not. The recording will be sent to all participants shortly after the class has ended. Since the classes are interactive, Ruth is happy to receive feedback and answer any questions from anyone unable to make the class live after you have viewed it. If you would like to see the videos of any previous classes please contact Ruth directly and she will arrange the links to be sent to you.

What you need to bring:
Wear loose clothing and bring your instrument.

List of sessions in this series

>> Follow this link to book all 6 sessions for £65 (saving £10).
Or book this single session using the booking form below.

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On the day of the course Ruth Phillips will send you the Zoom link for the session.


21 October 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
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