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Solving Injuries Via Skype.,
United_Kingdom

Sophie Till

Solving Injuries Via Skype.

Workshop – Saturday 25th September – 16:00-17:00 (CEST)

Sophie Till

BIOGRAPHY

Violinist Sophie Till is particularly known for her work teaching professional players with playing-related injuries. She has given workshops and lecture series for orchestral players and teachers, in Australia, Singapore, the U.K and the U.S. She has worked particularly closely with players from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Orchestras and is the String Specialist for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Sophie holds U.K/ U.S citizenship and is Associate Professor of Violin at Marywood University in Pennsylvania where she also directs the String Project, training student teachers and providing affordable string education for children ages 4-18.
An active performer as recitalist and chamber musician, she has also given radio and television broadcasts. Sophie studied with Dona Lee Croft at the Royal College of Music, with Zakhar Bron at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Charles Treger at the University of Massachusetts in the U.S.

Solving Injuries Via Skype.

Sophie Till teaches professional players suffering from injuries via Skype. The reasons for her work plus the use of the online medium are twofold; injuries within the profession are rampant and geographic distance should no longer be an issue with current technology available.
However, it is highly complex to untangle a playing-related injury, in particular cases of dystonia online. Working online removes the capacity for the teacher to touch, feel and move the person and equally for the student to touch, feel and see in-person. This leaves the challenge of walking a player through this delicate process without access to normal tools.
This presentation will show Sophie’s unique methods. How to give someone precise knowledge and sensation without touch, how to structure the injury solving progression, how to use language, objects and new practice tools to make this online experience work as closely as possible to in-person teaching.