Dawn of a New Age

Many conservatoires and music schools are embracing the possibilities of new technology–but is it really more beneficial for students than traditional methods of learning and practice?

February 7, 2017 No Comments

Athletes of the Concert Hall

“Musicians are athletes of tiny muscles,” says CIM faculty member Kathleen Riley, PhD. Current research estimates that 80 percent of musicians experience physical problems during their careers, often caused by tiny muscles that need to be warmed up, worked out and properly taken care of–just like an athlete’s. With many musicians clocking over 10-hour days […]

September 7, 2014 No Comments

Garrick Ohlsson on Technique

This past summer, Dr. John Chong and I had the pleasure of meeting with Garrick Ohlsson. The purpose of our meeting was to obtain quantitative measurements of his playing. Through the use of ProformaVision software that was developed specifically for my work with musicians, we were able to measure Garrick’s muscle tension and biomechanical movement […]

September 12, 2010 No Comments