Niall O'Riordan

Flute Soloist  

 
 
 

British Flute Society review featured in PAN magazine September 2017

 

This extensive audio learning programme investigates the dynamic relationship between the jaw, lips and tongue for flutists. Discover how letting go of extra tension in these areas can bring about remarkable improvements in tone production, articulation clarity and embouchure flexibility. Through the experiential nature of the Feldenkrais Method® you will improve your playing from the inside out.


Benefits of this Programme

  • Improve your tone
  • Improve articulation
  • Develop more efficient embouchure flexibility
  • Experience better breathing
  • Reduce aches and pains in the neck and shoulders
  • Develop self-awareness and reduce further chances of pain or injury
  • Discover mental clarity that can ease performance anxiety and cultivate confidence


The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational method focusing on self-awareness and learning involving gentle movements, which can bring about improved coordination and enhanced functioning. It is named after its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), an engineer and physicist as well as a Judo teacher.


What to expect

You will be talked through a sequence of gentle movements that works like a physical riddle. Each new movement is repeated and explored, enabling you to become familiar with it, and to begin to play with unaccustomed movement relationships. By engaging your curiosity, gently and at your own rate, you learn to explore the world of your internal sensation. You learn to use this awareness to release chronic patterns of tension and create new movement possibilities and to improve your flute playing from the inside out. Throughout you will be given suggestions on how to transfer the new learning directly to your flute playing. 


"Make the impossible, possible; the possible, easy; and the easy, elegant" - Moshe Feldenkrais

 
 
 
  • Improve your breathing
  • Reduce aches and pains
  • Free your shoulders
  • Develop self-awareness and prevent future discomfort or injury
  • Learn about you posture habits and learn new options
  • Discover better balance 
  • Improve your playing from the inside out


This programme includes:

  • Over 3 hours of audio lessons
  • Supplementary notes for each section
  • FREE Bonus Material


The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational method focusing on self-awareness and learning involving gentle movements, which can bring about improved coordination and enhanced functioning. It is named after its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), an engineer and physicist as well as a Judo teacher.


What to expect

This programme will focus on the relationship between breath and balance. You will be talked through a sequence of gentle movements that works like a physical riddle. Each new movement is repeated and explored, enabling you to become familiar with it, and to begin to play with unaccustomed movement relationships. By engaging your curiosity, gently and at your own rate, you learn to explore the world of your internal sensation. You learn to use this awareness to release chronic patterns of tension and create new movement possibilities and to improve your flute playing from the inside out. The integration tracks help you transfer the new learning directly to your flute playing. Discover a fuller tone, easier posture, more personal interpretation and a new found freedom in your playing.


"Make the impossible, possible; the possible, easy; and the easy, elegant" - Moshe Feldenkrais