Unleashing the Potential of the Musician’s Body offers clear and practical tools for music professionals, students, educators, movement specialists, and therapists working with musicians. You’ll learn about relevant anatomy—in particular, joints, muscles, and fascia—and get information on how the brain and movement are linked together. You’ll find dozens of illustrated performance-targeted exercises for all parts of the body, with specific instructions for different types of instruments as well as for singers. The exercises are designed to optimize movement and make playing or singing more effortless and expressive—and through this, access more musical potential. This book also touches on subjects such as warm-ups, pain, healthy living, and self-care tips.
Tina Margareta Nilssen is a pianist, creator of the Timani movement system for musicians, and the founder of Musicians’ Health and Movement Institute. She lives in Oslo, Norway, teaches at various universities, and gives lectures and workshops to professional musicians and music students around the world. She has taught thousands of musicians from more than 20 countries how to access more potential in their bodies while playing or singing. Learn more at unleashingthepotential.com.
Tina Margareta Nilssen takes you on an exciting journey through the musician’s instrument: your body and your brain. She shares her abundance of anatomical knowledge, presented in a way that is engaging and easy to understand. I highly recommend this book to both students and experienced performers looking for a deeper understanding of our functionality, not only to avoid pain and injury, but also for exploring our potential for greater artistic freedom.
Associate Professor at the Grieg Academy in Bergen
This book should be required reading for every music educator, student, and professional. Through this information, musicians will be empowered to take their education to the next level.
Violinist and Co-founder of Corpßonore
A must-read for all musicians, and for health professionals and therapists working with musicians! Tina Margareta Nilssen has managed to fuse the musical world and body science.
—Karen van der Starre
Psychomotor physiotherapist at the Norwegian Academy of Music