All 2022 sessions will be held over Zoom!
• GROOVIN’ THE WORLD … RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING
• PLAYING HEALTHY
• CINEMATIC MUSICIANSHIP: HOW TO PLAY LIKE A PLAYER BUT THINK LIKE A COMPOSER
THE MUSICAL BRAIN
CHORD CHANGES DEEP DIVE
GROOVIN’ THE WORLD … RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING
with Tracy Silverman, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, and Skye Steele
This workshop is now available as a video. You can rent the 4-hour video for 6 months: Groovin’ the World
Why are classically trained bowed string players rhythmically challenged and why are fiddlers more adept in this area?
The difference between intellectualizing rhythmic figures versus feeling/hearing each underlying groove.
Mind-blowing listening and organizational skills that play a huge part in capturing diverse rhythmic ideas.
The role of inflections, bow techniques and slices of silence to rhythmize the bow.
Chop and Strum Bowing
Odd and alternating meter
Practice techniques designed to foster a wider rhythmic skill set
with Julie Lyonn Lieberman
SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH 9AM – 2PM [All times: ET] *Early Bird Price ends on May 31st
SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH 11:30AM – 4:30PM [All times: ET] *Early Bird Price ends on May 31st
Unfortunately, only a handful of musicians know how to create music in a flowing, pain-free manner. While many music medicine Centers have sprung up nationwide to meet the needs of injured musicians, Julie Lyonn Lieberman’s work has focused on helping musicians develop an understanding of natural joint and muscle function as well as new technical foundation designed to create a healthy, fluid, joyous experience while making music.
- Natural Joint and Muscle Function
- Principles (not rules) Based on Body Type
- Mechanical versus Kinesthetically Aware Motion
- The Thumb Hinge: The Key to a Healthy Left Hand
- How to Access the Parasympathetic Nervous System to Change Muscle Response
- The Chemistry of Nervousness
- The Relationship Between Posture and Healthy Functioning Hands and Arms
Julie Lyonn Lieberman has presented versions of this session for Eastman Conservatory, Juilliard, The New School, Berklee College of Music, Mannes, The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, National String Workshop, International String Workshop, ASTA, ESTA, NAfME, Manhattan School of Music, as well as for hundreds of other programs since her first-of-its-kind-in-the-world book, “You Are Your Instrument,” came out in 1991.
I really benefited from attending Julie’s Playing Healthy seminar. As always, she managed to not only pack in a lot of actionable tips but keep the energy bubbling along in a very dynamic and inspiring manner! I found the seminar to be a wonderful review and synthesis of the most important ideas and practices around playing in a very aware and balanced way. She was a much-needed pioneer in this field when she wrote “You Are Your Instrument” and is one of the most experienced coaches in the world to help players overcome tension and misuse of their anatomy. It’s an incredible opportunity to have these Zoom sessions with her in real time and be able to ask questions and receive feedback as well!
—Leah Roseman ViolinLessonOnline YouTube and Podcast host Conversations with Musicians with Leah Roseman
“Julie’s lifelong quest has proved yet again to be invaluable to me as a professional violinist and teacher. Her Playing Healthy workshop offers crucial information on the anatomy of the upper body, brain, and nervous system. Participants take away countless ideas and tools for exploring memory, performance anxiety and a more efficient setup for ourselves and our students. Her principles of awareness allow us to have a higher quality of experience, sound and the key to enjoying our instruments for the rest of our lives.” —Melissa Holtmeier, Omaha Conservatory of Music
“I attended Julie Lyonn Lieberman’s Playing Healthy webinar and can truly say it is packed with excellent information I will be incorporating into my playing for years to come. I have been looking for this information for 40 years. I think that as a society, we have bought into a mechanical model of life far too much. I love how Lieberman combines ergonomics, learning, science, awareness, imagery, spirituality, psychology, research, and more into the service of making music. Stress, injury, audiation, and ergonomics were some of the additional topics covered. One of the best music webinars I have ever taken.” —Kevin Akin- Fair Oaks, California. Violin family luthier, guitar, mandolin, violin, and cello.
“I very much enjoyed Julie Lyonn Lieberman’s “Playing Healthy” workshop. I’m exploring my fiddle set-up as a result of the coaching she offered. I didn’t realize my left thumb was so tight/stiff. The workshop provided me with an awareness about how to direct my attention while playing to catch habits that aren’t useful to me and instill new focal points into my awareness during practice. It’s exceedingly useful to step back and look at how the body’s anatomy works, and how to work with it instead of against it!” —Rhonda Kincaid
“Julie fixed my violin poster in three easy steps.”
—Martin Caplan, violinist
“Thank you again for a wonderful workshop! Carrying and struggling with tension has been a lifelong issue, in retrospect. I am slowly peeling away the bad habits and striving to decrease tension and optimize technique. I particularly enjoyed your focus on miming, mindful practice as well the numerous analogies you provided. I have put a quote from your workshop on my stand: “Focus on the quality of the experience: Create a vision that focuses on the final outcome.”—Stefan, violin.
“The class opened my eyes to what I was told was wrong about my preference for playing the violin. I have been trying to fit a round peg into a square box for half my life with regards to violin playing.
— Jessica Platt, violinist
CINEMATIC MUSICIANSHIP: HOW TO PLAY LIKE A PLAYER BUT THINK LIKE A COMPOSER
Julie Lyonn Lieberman and Michael A. Levine
The heart of music for TV and film revolves around telling a story. We have found this focus can improve musicianship for standard repertoire as well as improvisation by catapulting practice and performance from “good technique” and “accurate representation” into truly soulful, inspiring music. Award winning TV/film composer Michael A. Levine and critically acclaimed composer/educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman will take you on a journey unlike anything you’ve ever experienced by providing new tools with which to create music.
This will be an extremely fun and enlightening experience!
Michael A. Levine (whose compositional credits are even too long to list on the website!) and I will use the art of composing for film as a tool to help players and composers hone their skills to move beyond physical and compositional techniques to the heart of music-making.
How does music convey or manipulate a shift in the listener’s energy and emotional state?
The shift from building technique to moving beyond the mechanical execution to authentic expression.
Meta skills for creating a moving, transformative musical journey.
The 30-second formula
An exploration of the musical Haiku and how those skills can cross-apply to longer musical forms.
The art of using sensory stimuli, images, videos and stories to create musical works of art … whether composed or improvised.
Best techniques for home recording
Equipment, skills, and translation from dots on a page or ideas into relevant works of art.
THE MUSICAL BRAIN
Julie Lyonn Lieberman
SATURDAY, JULY 23rd 9AM – 12PM [All times: ET]
SUNDAY, JULY 24TH 1:00PM – 4:00PM [All times: ET]
Ever notice that the music you thought you knew so well dumps out of your brain when feeling tired, anxious, afraid or nervous? Would you like to understand why and what to do about it? Would you like to learn music faster and play better?
Julie will explain the six musical learning centers of the brain, how to develop them, why one of them should be worked with differently, and how you can incorporate this knowledge into your practice sessions. When her critically acclaimed book You Are Your Instrument came out in 1991—the first book in the world to prevent and address musician’s injuries—many reviewers said this information was worth the price of the book.
CHORD CHANGES DEEP DIVE
with Duane Padilla and Julie Lyonn Lieberman
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH 9AM – 2PM [All times: ET]
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st 11:30AM – 4:30PM [All times: ET]
- 3-part and 4-part Chords
- Chordal Scales
- Get a Headstart: Learn Genre-Specific Tendencies
- How to Build Cohesive Ideas Across Chord Sequences
- Chord Substitutions
with Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Due to popular demand, Julie Lyonn Lieberman has added this workshop to the roster. Her best-selling book of the same title provides a lifetime of exercises designed to blast the shadows off your fingerboard and provide access to new ideas and heightened mastery.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH 9AM – 2PM [All times: ET]
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 11:30AM – 4:30PM [All times: ET]