Show learners ‘gymnastic’ exercises, e.g. those which encourage simultaneous movements in contrary motion, aiming for a supported and flexible upper body.
These movements could be applied to particular pieces, e.g. Bach’s Musette in D major which requires lateral freedom.
Demonstrate and consolidate a range of physical warm-ups, at and away from the keyboard, to encourage free shoulders, a supported spine, supple wrists, etc.
Encourage learners to use video recordings, mirrors, etc. to check their own posture in between lessons.
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