Pedagogy Geeks: Exploring Embodied Musicianship

Ariel Weiss and Ryan Tusing

An Alexander Technique teacher (Ariel Weiss) and a piano teacher (Ryan Tusing) met on Zoom during the pandemic and discovered their shared passion for pedagogy and promoting musicians’ wellness. This podcast is for musicians, music educators, and somatic practitioners interested in taking a deeper dive into exploring the hows and whys behind what we teach and practice. How musicians think and move greatly impacts both their health and their musicianship. Musicians are most commonly taught a great deal about their (musical) instrument and the music they want to make - with very little attention to their own physicality. Exploring embodiment helps nurture and integrate the health and agency of the artist with musical excellence, expressivity and the joy of making music. read less