Discover the powerful effects of using breathing techniques to optimize your quality of life.
Presented by Penny Brill, member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's viola section, music and wellness developer and cancer survivor.
Your breath affects everything you do: your sleep, your health, your energy level and your quality of life. In this experiential workshop, Penny Brill, member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s viola section, cancer survivor and music and wellness program developer for the past 19 years , will present specific breathing techniques designed for optimizing our lung capacity. These techniques are drawn from the personal experiences of Arnold Jacobs, principal tuba of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and from resources found on the MUSACOR website: http://musacor.com. Participants will learn breathing exercises which can help enhance personal or musical performance, optimize physical health, and induce relaxation.
About Penny Brill:
Penny Brill, a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s viola section since 1980, is perhaps best known for her innovative work with the use of music in health care. In addition to helping to implement and support the PSO Music and Wellness program, she advises and provides resources for orchestras and orchestral musicians throughout the country wishing to play in medical settings or work with special needs children, veterans or refugees. She has given a number of workshop presentations at national conferences on how to design and implement programs in cities with extremely varied demographics, needs and music preferences. These design ideas and resources are all available on this website, MUSACOR (Musicians as a Community Resource.)
Her work with Music and Wellness receives a great deal of local and national media attention. In addition to numerous articles in local publications, she appeared in Health magazine, BBC Music magazine, the British Medical Association Newsletter, Symphony Magazine,The Strad (online), Harmony Magazine, Making Music Magazine and The International Musician, among others. Her most recent article, “Addressing Community Concerns Through Music,” was published in the IAMM journal Music and Medicine in the July 2016 issue.
Youtube video about how Penny Brill created the Music and Wellness Program: https://youtu.be/cS3zcSL0tv8
Location is at the Green Heiress Holistic Health Center. Tickets are $15