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Ergonomic, Educational DVD Created by Julie Lyonn Lieberman for String Players, String Teachers, and Their Students

United States
Fosters an Elegant, Pain-Free, Injury-Free Approach to Music Making

World-renowned music educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman has created a unique resource for violinists, violists, and string teachers on DVD

NEWTOWN, Conn., May 17, 2010 — Violin and Viola Ergonomics: Determine the Optimum Playing Position and Support For Your Body-Type is the only educational tool to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues that determine instrument position and support. Says Lieberman, “String players don’t have to suffer or injure themselves! They can create a comfortable, well-supported, dynamic dance with their instrument and this DVD will show them how.” The 90-minute DVD retails for $23.95 and is distributed worldwide by Hal Leonard.

Topics covered include:

• Instrument position as determined by body-type;
• Natural joint and muscle function;
• Working with four planes for placement;
• Individualizing your chin- and shoulder-rest to work more efficiently for you;
• Creating supportive practice habits in a conducive environment;
• Technical issues and their effect on instrument hold;
• Postural issues and their effect on instrument hold;
• Reprogramming muscular habits; and more...

Violin and Viola Ergonomics is Ms. Lieberman’s fifth spin-off DVD since her critically acclaimed book, You Are Your Instrument, came out in 1993. Now in its eighth printing, You Are Your Instrument was one of the first books published in the world to provide a comprehensive resource for injured musicians. Its international success generated countless presentations of Lieberman’s “Playing Healthy” master class throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe.

About Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Julie Lyonn Lieberman is the author of eight music books, six instructional DVDs, two National Public Radio series, the national eco-program, The Green Anthem ( www.greenanthem.org/ ), and over fifty music magazine articles. She is on the American String Teachers Association’s national curriculum committee as a specialist in creativity and is the artistic director for the summer program, Strings Without Boundaries at Duquesne University. She is a D’Addario Bowed Strings elite clinician.

Julie Lyonn Lieberman is an improvising violinist and singer, composer, recording artist, and educator. She has focused on moving musicians and music educators into 21st century music education: a curriculum that invites students to compose, improvise, assume leadership skills, and learn the traditions, techniques, and repertoire of music from around the world, with a strong emphasis on music created in America. She has presented at prestigious institutions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including The Juilliard School; The Carnegie/Weill Hall/Juilliard program “The Academy”; the Carnegie Hall Link-up Program; Music Educators National Conference; American String Teachers Association; European Strings Teachers Association; the Suzuki Institute; Eastman Conservatory; The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music; Berklee College of Music; and The Royal Conservatory of Music, to name a few.
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