New Article! – Start Teaching Your Students Body Mapping

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Ruth Kasckow – Body Mapping CMT Fall 2016 Start Teaching Your Students Body Mapping appeared in most recent California Music Teacher Journal, the quarterly publication by the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)

Flute Lessons in La Canada-Flintridge and Pasadena

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Presently I teach flute at my flute studio in La Canada and at Yung Mee Rhee Music Academy in La Crescenta. My students generally come from La Crescenta, La Canada and Pasadena. I’m also on the faculty of the Pasadena Suzuki Music Program in Pasadena. I used to teach at Old Town Music Co. and […]

Preventing Injury and Promoting Artistry-Andover Educators

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

The Andover Educators Biennial Conference is around the corner. While this article is intended to draw attention to the upcoming conference,  it is also a very user-friendly illustration of Body Mapping. It’s worth a read http://www.orartswatch.org/preventing-injury-and-promoting-artistry-andover-educators-conference-comes-to-portland/

NASM-PAMA Advisories for Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Resources | No Comments

The National Association of Schools of Music and Performing Arts Medicine Association developed a set of advisory guidelines for music schools. You can find out more about it here.

Flutists-Release Restrictive Patterns with Body Mapping

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Flutists- Release Restrictive Patterns with Body Mapping Quite often flutists, and all musicians get stuck in a certain way of thinking that restricts their playing. When starting to play flute your instructor or your book probably taught you how to stand in the proper position, hold your arms up in the proper position, or blow […]

Playing a musical instrument is good for your brain!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Playing a musical instrument is good for your brain! I attended a fascinating panel discussion Music and your Brain-the science of change at the local NPR station KPCC this past Sunday. We constantly hear that music is good for your brain. All of us who play and teach music know from our own experience that […]

Free Flute Duet!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I have written quite a few flute duets for students that are meant to be instructive and fun to play! Here’s a free one for you to try. Low Down for Two Flutes  I wrote it to encourage my students to play in the low register. It’s kind of jazzy and bluesy at the same time. Let […]

Athletes and the Arts

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Have you thought about the similarities between sports and the performing arts?  The website  Athletes and the Arts is dedicated to providing up to date information, studies, and resources to performing artists based on those similarities in sports medicine. It’s mission “integrating the science of sport and the performing arts for the benefit of both” says […]

PAMA Collaboration Workshop

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Blog, blog - featured | No Comments

On Saturday July 28, 2014, I had the opportunity to present a workshop at the PAMA Symposium in Snowmass, CO.  Martha Paterson, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist and I gave a workshop entitled Occupational Therapy and Body Mapping: A Collaboration for Music Wellness. Martha and I met last year at the PAMA 2013 symposium. […]

PAMA Workshops

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

I am happy to report that I will be presenting three workshops this summer at Performing Arts and Medicine Association (PAMA) Conferences. Martha Paterson,  OTR/L,CHT and I have been working together this year with two clients and finding ways to collaborate that have been very effective. I am also giving a general body mapping workshop for […]

Music for Flute and Organ

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Music for Flute and Organ  Compilation of music for flute and organ compiled from the Flute List Serve March 2014.  

All Things Flute

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

John Ranck Website  Health Resources Business Resources Performance Resources Practice Corner Summer Music Programs National Flute Association Flute Talk Magazine

Finding the Right Flute Teacher

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Articles | No Comments

Written by Ruth Kasckow, flute teacher in La Canada and Pasadena Finding the Right Flute Teacher  Finding the right flute teacher that fits your needs and goals is important for all flutists no matter what age or level.  A good teacher knows how to teach skills and also knows how to nurture and inspire students […]

Praise for The Bulletproof Musician

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Have you read Dr. Noa Kageyama’s The Bulletproof Musician? If not, it is well worth signing up for his regular blog post. He is known for his groundbreaking work on performance anxiety in musicians based in part on the work of Sports Psychologist Dr. Don Greene, and his musical background as a violinist. I had […]

Recent Body Mapping Workshop for Flutists

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

I gave a workshop called Body Mapping for Flutists: Balance, Movement and Breathing on Sunday, Nov. 17 and a follow-up on Sunday, Dec. 1. What I loved about teaching the class was the curiosity of each individual flutist and willingness to try new things out. Body Mapping invites us to look at how we perceive […]

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