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She has performed as soloist with the San Francisco and Denver Symphony Orchestras and has taught workshops at the Juilliard School and other conservatories throughout the U. Her book has sold 75, copies and has been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Italian. In search of greater relaxation and confidence in performance, she began practicing mindfulness meditation, which transformed her playing and Author of the highly acclaimed book The Art of Practicing, pianist Madeline Bruser is a Juilliard graduate who has trained in mindfulness disciplines for 35 years. In search of greater relaxation and confidence in performance, she began practicing mindfulness meditation, which transformed her playing and teaching. Her book, published in , presents an approach to practicing that combines traditional conservatory training with mindfulness techniques to help musicians release tension and unleash their full potential. Her research on the physiological mechanics of piano playing has included interviews with leading arts medicine professionals in the fields of physiatrics, physical therapy, and hand therapy, as well as with teachers of the Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering, and Laban Movement Analysis.

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Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. OK Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations About Madeline Bruser Author of the highly acclaimed book The Art of Practicing, pianist Madeline Bruser is a Juilliard graduate who has trained in mindfulness disciplines for 35 years.

She has performed as soloist with the San Francisco and Denver Symphony Orchestras and has taught workshops at the Juilliard School and other conservatories throughout the U. Her book has sold 75, copies and has been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Italian. In search of greater relaxation and confidence in performance, she began practicing mindfulness meditation, which transformed her playing and teaching. Her book, published in , presents an approach to practicing that combines traditional conservatory training with mindfulness techniques to help musicians release tension and unleash their full potential.

Her research on the physiological mechanics of piano playing has included interviews with leading arts medicine professionals in the fields of physiatrics, physical therapy, and hand therapy, as well as with teachers of the Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering, and Laban Movement Analysis.

In Ms. Bruser founded Golden Key Music Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping musicians unlock their innate talent and fulfill their deepest artistic potential, thereby raising the level of musical performance for the benefit of audiences worldwide.

The institute aims to educate musicians to recognize and reverse unnecessary physical and mental habits in order to release tension, prevent and recover from practice-related injuries, and perform with maximum ease, confidence, and communicative power. Bruser is an authorized instructor of mindfulness meditation in the Shambhala tradition, which presents mindfulness in secular contexts cross-culturally. From to she taught weeklong summer programs in Vermont that combined music workshops with meditation workshops.

She has studied the relationship between mindfulness and the artistic process since , under the guidance of Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and artist Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In , Ms. In , she created Fearless Performing, a monthly online magazine featuring articles and videos to help musicians break through to a new level of performance. In addition to her Juilliard degree, Ms.

She is currently writing her second book, about developing freedom and confidence in performance.

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The Art of Practicing

My teaching combines five essential elements. You learn how to Eliminate excess physical effort Use your body efficiently to maximize both power and sensitivity. Release mental tension Use mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and increase focus so you can accomplish more in practice sessions. Deepen your responsiveness to sound Use awareness techniques to strengthen your visceral connection to sound, so you can be fully present in your performances. Create rhythmic vitality Organize notes according to fundamental principles of pulse and timing to create a strong sense of organic momentum. Connect to your heart Strengthen awareness of your deepest motivation to perform: this will bring you true confidence and self-trust onstage.

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Committed to helping musicians release physical and mental tension, she includes mindfulness-awareness practices in her teaching to help musicians transform their playing. Her book has sold 85, copies in English and has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Italian. Inspired to help more musicians unleash their full potential, Madeline founded the Art of Practicing Institute, offering a weeklong summer program at Edinboro University and live online workshops throughout the year. The Institute provides training in mindfulness techniques, community support through discussion groups, in-depth musical work in master classes, and teacher training workshops. She has also helped free musicians from dependence on beta blockers. An authorized instructor of mindfulness meditation in the Buddhist tradition, Madeline has presented mindfulness in secular contexts for more than 30 years. The audio of her unique Performing Beyond Fear exercise was released in

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Add to Cart About The Art of Practicing This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher Madeline Bruser combines physiological and meditative principles to help musicians release physical and mental tension and unleash their innate musical talent. She offers practical techniques for cultivating free and natural movement, a keen enjoyment of sounds and sensations, a clear and relaxed mind, and an open heart and she explains how to Prepare the body and mind to practice with ease Understand the effect of posture on flexibility and expressiveness Make efficient use of the hands and arms Employ listening techniques to improve coordination Increase the range of color and dynamics by using less effort Cultivate rhythmic vitality Perform with confidence, warmth, and freedom Photographs show essential points of posture and movement for a variety of instruments. About The Art of Practicing This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience.

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