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October 28, 2010 / Angela McCuiston

Presentation Announcement

I have just received the news that my presentation for the Florida Flute Association Annual Convention has been accepted!

I will be giving the presentation, “Lift, Play, Love: Basic Weight Lifting for Efficient Flute Playing” on January 30th, 2011 at 9 AM at the Orlando Marriott.


In the moment, you want to focus on making music … not on how much your shoulder hurts. Many musicians run and do yoga, but few seriously resistance train. In this session Angela will help you improve your endurance, combat muscle weakness and overcome any fears of injury by walking you through how to lift, what exercises to do, and how to warm up before you play. Leave the session with the knowledge that you can walk into any weight room with confidence and purpose! Play Longer & Stronger by preparing your whole body with the information in this session.”

So many musicians avoid the weight room out of fear – fear of the unknown. I’m going to dispel that fear and embolden you with knowledge! You will learn the benefits of weight training in regards to how it affects your flute playing and learn the basics of form and exercise. We will also cover a bit of body mapping and body awareness, because it does not make sense to train your body when you are not fully aware of it.

If you are going to the Florida Flute Association Convention January 28-30 I would love to see you there! If you are coming to the presentation, bring a towel and wear comfortable clothes and in the meantime, I’d love to hear your comments and questions – I can always work them into the presentation, or even address them on this blog.

You can find more information about the convention at http://www.floridaflute.org

You can find more information about me at http://www.fluteangel.net and more information about my training services at http://www.musicstrong.com

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