I approach each session from the perspective of developing YOU as a conductor, rather than to impose my gestures and interpretations.
There is great emphasis on the psychology of interacting with your ensemble/orchestra. How are you coming across to your musicians? Your physicality? Are you bringing out the best in their playing? Is your demeanor encouraging them to enthuse, as you do, about the shared music? Have you made an emotional connection to your music and musicians? Do you have a working knowledge of every part of the score, in every moment?
I offer a very relaxed, informal, yet extremely detailed analysis of conducting in a very safe environment, for you to explore your musicianship, particularly emotionally.
Baton techniques can be explored, there IS some accepted common ground regarding gestures, but I work from the point of view that we each find our own preferences in our own time. We are ultimately developing YOUR communication skills.
I very much look forward to working together!
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