I love talking to people about performance wellbeing. It’s the kind of thing that doesn’t feel like work for me at all. This month I have the pleasure of chatting with these two incredibly insightful people shedding light on topics that are close to a musician’s heart.
FINDING YOUR POTENTIAL THROUGH DISPOKINESIS WITH ELISABETH DE MERODE
Starting from a desire to understand the human brain, the body and how they can function optimally, Elisabeth followed a training in Dispokinesis in Germany (2012 – 2015), a method that allows musicians to find their potential. She often relies on this knowledge when teaching.
A flute player and graduate of conservatories in Brussels, Vienna and Bern, Elisabeth has extensive experience as an orchestral and chamber musician as well as teacher. She specialises in the Interdisciplinary art of musical theatre, where she has been engaged in multiple projects and festivals before starting to produce her own projects and shows with her ensemble Compagnie Bis!!
MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY IN THE MUSIC COMMUNITY WITH ACE PIVA
A certified addictions worker who’s been committed to the music industry community since 1996, Ace Piva knows the ins and outs of the road and its associated pressures and struggles. He’s been there as a musician, tour manager, sound engineer, stage manager, production manager, addiction recovery coach and mental health advocate. Today, Piva is a co-founder and Executive Director, of Over The Bridge. His goals are to change the conversation about mental health and recovery in the music community.