Brain Body Bond for Brass
Boosting the Brain-Body Bond for Brass
A step-by-step, efficient program to establish practice and performance habits which reduce anxiety, increase confidence, and promote ease and excellence.
1. Program Guide
Compact, portable, stand-alone, accordion-fold, laminated -
withstands oil and spills.
2. Step-by-step teachings:
a. Establish practice and performance habits
b. Reduce anxiety
c. Increase confidence
d. Promote ease and excellence
3. QR code access to 10 VIDEOS with Master Teacher Judith Saxton
"It is so deceptive in its simplicity, but that is really
one of its key 'selling points'."
- Richard Waddell
"…the pacing it models will only add to its success for whoever reads and applies it."
- Richard Waddell
What Is It?
‘Boosting the Brain-Body Bond’, initially targeted to musicians, provides a pathway for psychophysical unity, enhancing one’s ease and efficiency -- in any endeavor.
‘Boosting…’ serves as a foundation and a connector for Judith Saxton's music and mindfulness transformational guidance, available through:
Studio – Lessons, Workshop
In-person/Online personalized programs, coaching
Global – Classes, Residencies, Clinics, and consultancies, recitals/concerts
Creative offerings – ‘Boosting the Brain-Body Bond’ program guide, videos, recordings, music improvisations/compositions, and Camp Kool Kreativ.
"You've managed to cook all that information in the nicest
possible way…so that those
who ponder properly, progress." Richard Waddell
SING, BUZZ, & PLAY
What is the Pedagogy Behind It?
On trumpet, we SING, BUZZ and PLAY to find our musicianship first. The instrument makes no sound prior to our innervating it with our musical concept, message, imagination and spirit. It is much the same with any voice, whether spoken or sung.
After 35 years of teaching and as a fully certified Alexander Technique Teacher, Judith developed a pedagogy unique in the US combining her Sing, Buzz, Play approach with the Chicago brass school and the Alexander Technique.
Judith counts her time studying and performing with the legendary Chicago Symphony brass players and teachers as the foundation of her Song and Wind approach. These brass pedagogues include Arnold Jacobs, Vincent Cichowicz, William Scarlett, and 4 years of Civic Orchestra trumpet sectionals and eventually performing with the inimitable Adolph Herseth as an extra with the Chicago Symphony. Offering further mentorship and study were Susan Slaughter and Michael Galloway, her undergraduate trumpet teacher at Mansfield University (PA).
The Alexander Technique was developed by F. M. Alexander, a 26-year old well-known Australian orator in the 1890’s who lost his voice when speaking. His mind/body technique he developed allowed him to reassert his primary coordination, and thereby restored his voice. He subsequently observed improved breathing and better overall ease and coordination in all his activities.