“Since we’ve been working together I’ve felt much more conscious of what my body is doing while I’m playing. I look at musical technique through a different perspective now….in small thing, like when I put up my violin, I can feel where the motion is originating. I’ve overall felt much more comfortable in my body and am conscious of how my body is performing everyday tasks. When I bend over to pick something up, I think of how my back is arching and when I sit, typing on my computer, I think about straitening my back and opening my chest. My chest feels more open and when I breathe, my body feels much more relaxed.”

Conrad Tao, 14 years old Juilliard Pre-College Division