Coming Soon: Mindful Breathing Workshop!
Monday, April 24, 2017 by Jessica Valiente | Uncategorized
Breathing and music are inextricably connected. As flutists, we know this very well, as do our friends who play other wind instruments or sing. But other musicians can also connect their breathing to their music, and find tremendous benefits. Focused and mindful breathing can also benefit dancers, actors, athletes, teachers, attorneys, public speakers, and more.
On Friday, June 23rd, The Global Flute Studio will be presenting a joint workshop with Lynn Saltiel, (LCSW, MSSW) of Move to Your Groove meditation and improvisation workshops:
Lunch and Learn: Mindful Breathing
We can all benefit from mindful breathing. The technical aspects of better breathing -- lung capacity, support, controlled release -- can aid with longer and more musical phrasing. The mental and emotional aspects of focused breathing can help us to subdue performance anxiety and dispel anxious thoughts. Learn how to improve the physical and technical aspects of breathing for performance, and engage in the therapeutic aspects of breathing for improved focus, concentration, and creativity.
Here are the details:
Friday, June 23rd, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St., 1st Floor (conference room), Jersey City, NJ
BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch), coffee, tea, and water will be provided.
Please register to attend and to receive parking information and further details.
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Review: My 3/29 Concert at the CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, in The Flute Journal
Monday, April 17, 2017 by Jessica Valiente | Uncategorized
I am both flattered and humbled to have a review in The Flute Journal, a British online publication edited by Peter Westbrook. I'll admit, the author, Mary Sheeran, is a long-time friend and colleague, and I knew she was in the audience. Still, Mary is a well-trained, accomplished, knowledgeable musician and a published novelist, so I am very honored that she was willing to contribute this piece to The Flute Journal. I have tremendous respect for her opinion.
She opens with a comment about the title and theme of the program; although it was advertised as a program of French music, that was overlooked when I sent the title and program information to CUNY. So, there you have it! I hope you'll all take the time to read the review. The link is below my signature.
Keep making music!
"Concert Review: Jessica Valiente at CUNY," The Flute Journal, April 2017