Biography

 

 

 

Qualifications

2019-2020

Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching, Animas

2006–2007

Secondary Music GTP/QTS (Reading University, Reading UK)

2002–2003

Performing Arts Medicine Therapist  ISSTIP Course/Distinction (LCMM/Thames Valley University UK)

1993–1995

MA Music (The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Denmark)

1993–1994

Diploma from Classe Superieure de la Guitare de Roland Dyens, Paris, France.

1989–1993

BA Music/Psychology (The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Denmark)

Guitar Ergonomics Clinic

2020 – date

Guitar ergonomics interdisciplinary clinic lead by Mr Mark Phillips MA (Cantab), MBBChir, FRCS (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Lecture experience

London College of Music and Media, Thames Valley University UK. MA Course ‘MA Performance, Health and Media Practice’ Lecturer on Ergonomics of Performance.

2007–date

Practitioner for the Royal Air Force (Music Service) UK

Practitioner for The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain London UK

2006–date

Practitioner for The Musicians Benevolent Fund  London UK

2003–date

Practitioner for The British Association For The Performing Arts Medicine London UK

1998–2004

ISSTIP Performing Arts Clinic at London College of Music and Media

Publications  

2006

Classical Guitar Magazine UK. ‘Ergonomics of the Guitar’

July 2006 Volume 24 No. 11 p.38-40 ‘Appendix’

June 2006 Volume 24, No.10 p.25-26. Part 7: ‘Tremor’

January 2006 Volume 24, No. 5 p.53-55.  Part 6:  ‘Anxiety in Performing’

2005

Classical Guitar Magazine UK. ‘Ergonomics of the Guitar.’

August 2005 Volume 23, No 12. p.18-21. Part 1: ‘Music Ergonomics’

September 2005 Volume 24, No 1 p.40. Part 2: ‘Alexander Technique’

October 2005 Volume 24, No.2  p. 24-29.  Part 3: ‘Prevention and Rehabilitation’

November 2005 Volume 24, No.3 p.16 -18. Part 4: ‘Focal Dystonia’

December 2005 Volume 24, No. 4 p.25-26.  Part 5: ‘Electric guitar’

2004

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine Journal Issue 5 summer 2004. ‘Alexander Technique in Guitar playing.’ Page 20 – 27.

2004

‘Ergonomics of the Guitar’ (Dissertation for Performing Arts Medicine Therapist Certificate) Distinction.

2000

‘The Right Thought At The Right Moment’  Published in the EGTA UK Journal 2000, p 36-42.

Academic Contribution

Referee for School of Psychology, Leicester University UK. ‘Ergonomic Journal’ 2005

Membership

2010-date

Senior associated Member of the Royal Society of Medicine London (RSM)

2004–date

The Association for the Teachers of Psychology (ATP)  UK.

2003–date

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, London, UK. Practitioner

1998–date

The Incorporated Society of Musicians, London, UK. Full Member

Alexander Technique 

Lessons with Ilana Machover, Alexander Teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, London UK.

Visit Ilana’s website : http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ilana.m

Recordings

‘La bestia nel cuore’ Film music by Franco Piersanti. Recorded at Angle Studio in London UK 20 -21 June 2005.

‘Two In One’ CD with mezzo-soprano