All Suzuki Association of Indiana members are invited to attend our annual meeting and special workshop with guest clinician Bridget Jankowski. We will be having our meeting online, and we excited to host a fantastic guest presenter and invite workshop attendees from our wider community of teachers, parents, and students.
During the morning meeting on Zoom, our SAI members will have a chance to introduce themselves, listen to reports from the officers of the board, and discuss new business. This is a time packed with information and ideas, and we would love to have as many of our members joining us as possible to help give input on the decisions we are making to grow as an organization.
In the afternoon, we are privileged to welcome a guest clinician, Bridget Jankowski, who will be leading a workshop on “Introduction to Body Mapping for Musicians.” All teachers and parents are invited to join us for this workshop. If you are a teacher or parent in Indiana and would like to start or renew your membership for the upcoming year, you can register for the workshop using the form on this page: 2022 Membership Registration.
If you are not in the Indiana Suzuki community, you can register for just the workshop with Bridget Jankowski here: Special Workshop Registration. The workshop will be limited to 100 participants, and the Zoom link will be sent to you during the week before the meeting.
Annual Meeting Information
Date: July 9, 2022
Time: Annual Meeting 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm
Clinician Presentation: 1:00-3:00 pm
All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time.
Topic: Introduction to Body Mapping for Musicians
Body Mapping is a foundation for technique. It focuses on the movements musicians use to create music. When musicians move easily, they play easily. The body map is a map of the body that exists in the brain and governs movement. Free and easy movement is dependent on the body map being accurate and adequate.
After a brief introduction and a few movement explorations, we will map the six places of balance which allow for free movement in any direction. Participants will be encouraged to explore all movements with their instrument. Suggestions for incorporating these concepts into your teaching will also be included. After plenty of time for questions, we will map the arm structure if time permits.
Notes: To make the most of this workshop, please have your instrument available. Also wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement.
Bridget Jankowski is a pianist working in the northeast Ohio area as a teacher, church musician, accompanist and workshop clinician. She has been involved in somatic disciplines for over twenty-five years, namely Alexander Technique and Body Mapping. She is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator and Teacher Trainer for the Association for Body Mapping Education.
She has been a clinician for Residencies, Institutes, Festivals and Conferences across the country. Her online Body Mapping classes have attracted students from around the world, including Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Europe, and across the US. She is the author of the book Body Mapping for Music Ministers (GIA Publications) and the forthcoming revised edition of the original Body Mapping book, What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body.
Most recently, she created the Choral Mapping program, which is an online Body Mapping curriculum for middle and high school choirs. She currently serves as Director of Music at St. Matthew Church in Akron, OH, maintains a small Suzuki piano studio, and in her spare time is actively involved with area community theaters.