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June 11, 2022 - June 12, 2022





SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH 9AM – 2PM [All times: ET] *Early Bird Price ends on May 31st
SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH 11:30AM – 4:30PM [All times: ET] *Early Bird Price ends on May 31st

Unfortunately, only a handful of musicians know how to create music in a flowing, pain-free manner. While many music medicine Centers have sprung up nationwide to meet the needs of injured musicians, Julie Lyonn Lieberman’s work has focused on helping musicians develop an understanding of natural joint and muscle function as well as new technical foundation designed to create a healthy, fluid, joyous experience while making music.

  • Natural Joint and Muscle Function
  • Principles (not rules) Based on Body Type
  • Mechanical versus Kinesthetically Aware Motion
  • The Thumb Hinge: The Key to a Healthy Left Hand
  • How to Access the Parasympathetic Nervous System to Change Muscle Response
  • The Chemistry of Nervousness
  • The Relationship Between Posture and Healthy Functioning Hands and Arms

Julie Lyonn Lieberman has presented versions of this session for Eastman Conservatory, Juilliard, The New School, Berklee College of Music, Mannes, The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, National String Workshop, International String Workshop, ASTA, ESTA, NAfME, Manhattan School of Music, as well as for hundreds of other programs since her first-of-its-kind-in-the-world book, “You Are Your Instrument,” came out in 1991.

I really benefited from attending Julie’s Playing Healthy seminar. As always, she managed to not only pack in a lot of actionable tips but keep the energy bubbling along in a very dynamic and inspiring manner!  I found the seminar to be a wonderful review and synthesis of the most important ideas and practices around playing in a very aware and balanced way. She was a much-needed pioneer in this field when she wrote “You Are Your Instrument” and is one of the most experienced coaches in the world to help players overcome tension and misuse of their anatomy. It’s an incredible opportunity to have these Zoom sessions with her in real time and be able to ask questions and receive feedback as well!
Leah Roseman ViolinLessonOnline YouTube and Podcast host Conversations with Musicians with Leah Roseman

“Julie’s lifelong quest has proved yet again to be invaluable to me as a professional violinist and teacher. Her Playing Healthy workshop offers crucial information on the anatomy of the upper body, brain, and nervous system. Participants take away countless ideas and tools for exploring memory, performance anxiety and a more efficient setup for ourselves and our students. Her principles of awareness allow us to have a higher quality of experience, sound and the key to enjoying our instruments for the rest of our lives.” —Melissa Holtmeier, Omaha Conservatory of Music

“I attended Julie Lyonn Lieberman’s Playing Healthy webinar and can truly say it is packed with excellent information I will be incorporating into my playing for years to come. I have been looking for this information for 40 years. I think that as a society, we have bought into a mechanical model of life far too much. I love how Lieberman combines ergonomics, learning, science, awareness, imagery, spirituality, psychology, research, and more into the service of making music. Stress, injury, audiation, and ergonomics were some of the additional topics covered. One of the best music webinars I have ever taken.” —Kevin Akin- Fair Oaks, California. Violin family luthier, guitar, mandolin, violin, and cello.

“I very much enjoyed Julie Lyonn Lieberman’s “Playing Healthy” workshop. I’m exploring my fiddle set-up as a result of the coaching she offered. I didn’t realize my left thumb was so tight/stiff. The workshop provided me with an awareness about how to direct my attention while playing to catch habits that aren’t useful to me and instill new focal points into my awareness during practice. It’s exceedingly useful to step back and look at how the body’s anatomy works, and how to work with it instead of against it!” —Rhonda Kincaid

“Julie fixed my violin poster in three easy steps.”

Martin Caplan, violinist

“Thank you again for a wonderful workshop! Carrying and struggling with tension has been a lifelong issue, in retrospect. I am slowly peeling away the bad habits and striving to decrease tension and optimize technique. I particularly enjoyed your focus on miming, mindful practice as well the numerous analogies you provided. I have put a quote from your workshop on my stand: “Focus on the quality of the experience: Create a vision that focuses on the final outcome.”—Stefan, violin.

“The class opened my eyes to what I was told was wrong about my preference for playing the violin. I have been trying to fit a round peg into a square box for half my life with regards to violin playing.
— Jessica Platt, violinist


June 11, 2022
June 12, 2022


Online via Zoom