Lynne Krayer-Luke, Flutist and Body Mapping Specialist

Body Mapping Workshops

Lynne is available to present Body Mapping workshops.  Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of your group, be it a flute club, music school, private studio, or ensemble.  Please contact Lynne for rates. 

Full-course workshops are designed to set instrumentalists on a path of self-evaluation and change, so that they may eventually develop the sensory-motor skills needed to become and remain free of injury and pain through a lifetime of performing with increasing pleasure and proficiency.

Full-course workshops cover the following topics:

HOUR ONE: ABOUT MOVEMENT, YOUR SENSES, AND ATTENTION IN PLAYING.  Learn how to train:

  • Movement (by cultivating an accurate and adequate body map) 
  • Sensory discernment and responsiveness
  • Attention

HOUR TWO:  THE CORE OF THE BODY AND THE PLACES OF BALANCE.  This hour is designed to answer the frequently asked questions:  How should I stand?  How should I sit?  This hour includes discussion of:

  • The spine
  • Balance of the head on the spine
  • Balance of the head and thorax on the lumbar vertebrae
  • Balance of the torso on the legs
  • Balance at the knee
  • Balance at the ankle
  • Balance on the arch of the foot
  • Balance of the arm structure

HOUR THREE:  YOUR FOUR ARM JOINTS AND HOW TO USE THEM.

  • The four arm joints
  • The organization  of the arm from the tip of the little finger to the tip of the shoulder blade
  • How to support arm movement with a dynamic lengthening and gathering core.

HOUR FOUR:  THE STRUCTURES AND MOVEMENT OF BREATHING.

HOUR FIVE:  YOUR LEGS AND HOW THEY MOVE AS YOU PLAY.

  • The three leg joints
  • The organization of the musculature
  • How the lengthening and gathering core supports leg movement
  • The reflex that gives us a spring in our step 
HOUR SIX:  INDIVIDUAL WORK WITH INSTRUMENTS
Lynne Krayer-Luke was a joy to work with.  Being a Principal of a high school of music, I know when I see excellent instruction and Lynne was fantastic!  Her course, "What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body" took my students on a journey that was educational, practical, and addressed each students' individual needs.  During the private one-on-one lessons, Lynne asked students series of personalized questions that allowed her to diagnose potential sources of pain and discomfort and worked to relieve their pain all while dramatically improving their sound.  It was so much fun watching students who were shocked that she could improve their playing in such little time and by making only small changes in the balance of their bodies.  I could not recommend Lynne more highly!  I hope to bring her back time and time again.  As a violinist said to her ensemble director, "You have to go see her!  It will blow your mind!"
-Jerrod Mabry, Principal (Celia Cruz High School of Music)

All of our so-called voluntary movements are based on mental images or pictures we form so it's as well that they are based on reality. Lynne's Body Mapping workshops help to remedy our misconceptions about our own body and to develop a reliable sense of ourselves in movement. She presents information and practical work in creative ways that make learning effortless and fun. I thoroughly recommend her work to everyone who is interested in achieving their best performance in daily living or the performing arts.
- Malcolm Williamson, Alexander teacher (Royal Northern College of Music)

Lynne Krayer-Luke's Body Mapping for Musician's Course is a fantastic tool for musicians looking to perfect their art while minimising the risk of injury. Body Mapping has made me aware of many factors in my posture and movement that were inhibiting my playing, and so enabled me to practise more efficiently and comfortably. Lynne is an engaging and confident speaker, and I found the course both informative and entertaining.
-Sarah Garver, violinist

Lynne's Body Mapping course changed the way I view music completely. It made me think of it in terms of movement as well as the sounds produced and gave me a much better understanding of how my voice worked in relation to the rest of my body.
-Jasper Brownrigg Singer/Composer