Musicians’ Wellbeing – Teachers, Students and Young Musicians Age 15+


Saturday 10, 17 and 24 October

3-4pm BST

Advanced Vibrato (Higher Positions & Double Stops) for Upper Strings

Monday 5 and 12 October

7-8pm BST

A two-part series focusing on developing vibrato for advanced violinists & violists. A follow on to the July vibrato session, but equally as accessible to new participants, these sessions will allow you to extend your vibrato skills in the higher positions and with double stops and to explore the different colours and textures which can be achieved for different characters. This is recommended for advanced players

Physiotherapist Dr Sarah Upjohn, who specialises in musicians and the prevention of musicians’ injuries, and violinists, yogis and co-founders of Intermission, Elena Urioste, Melissa White, will lead these 3-part Sessions.


These Sessions will focus on your role in maintaining your student’s physical and mental wellbeing. In Session 1 and 2, Sarah will focus on posture, sitting and standing positions for all instruments and as a registered physiotherapist will talk more about the strains and stresses on your student’s bodies and how to avoid injury before it happens. In Session 3, Elena and Melissa will work on a variety of breathing exercises and share how yoga has supported their journeys as violinists. They will be sharing exercises and routines you can safely use with your students and will also talk about this in relation to mental wellbeing.

Dr Sarah Upjohn

Melissa White

Elena Urioste

  • Presenters: Dr Sarah Upjohn, Elena Urioste, Melissa White

  • Participants: Instrumental Teachers, Music Students and Young Musicians Age 15+ are welcome to join (with parental permission)

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Admin Fee: £15 (financial support is available – please indicate on the sign-up form)

  • Closing Date to Apply: WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER  

  • Information will be sent by FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 

The Benedetti Foundation is a Scottish company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Company number: 636675. Charity number: SC049688

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