A good musician requires more than just musicality. He needs, for example, precise body and mind control, good memory and good concentration.

Musicians and top athletes can be well compared. Both have the same physical and mental requirements, and the goal is usually to be the best.

 

Both groups suffer if one or several of the body's systems, for example, peripheral nervous system perception, automatic reactions, accurate body control, senses (touch, hearing, visual system etc.) concentration ability, tension management, and quick thinking do not work optimally. The musician can maybe hide these problems some time but the work of the musician at that time becomes very difficult, and in the end these problems inevitably also hinder his ability to succeed.

Neurophysical coaching (NeuroFysCoaching for Musicians) brings a unique solution to this problem. It is based on decades of proven neurophysiologic rehabilitation techniques that have been successfully used to address the above-mentioned problems of performance.

Experience in Finland

I have taken care of musicians (and athletes) problems for nearly two decades. The problems of both professional groups (musicians and athletes) are very similar and the background is often the same.

Musicians that I have taken care of the past decade have been, for example cellists, pianists, singers, violinists, drummers and most of them had got the help as well. ​

Appearance tension has disappeared, the tension that hinders the use of fingers and hands has been triggered and hand/fingers started to work better and easier, the use of hands together and the independent use of hands have improved.

 

With a violinist, the removal of left hand tensions has helped to improve fluid flow of playing the instrument etc.

 

The drummer said his playing skills had improved so much that he immediately changed the orchestra.

 

The singer's singing skills and pronunciation improved so much that his singing teacher wanted to see and hear, what we were doing for the singer to achieve this.

 

The cello teacher recommended our reception to several students  who had problems and in most cases these problems were solved.

The above-mentioned cases and the above-mentioned facts are exactly the ones that can ruin the musician's career if these are not treated.

Traditionally, these problems are treated with physiotherapy, psychotherapy and even drugs that limit heart rate have beeb used.

 

The new neurophysiological musician coaching is a completely drug free, and is based on the activation, organization and control of involuntary reactions in the brain's nervous systems. These therapeutic methods have been in use for a decade and contain documented research and scientific publications.

Where does the musician NeuroFysCoaching (NFC) come from?​

In the 1990s, I studied neurophysiological rehabilitation methods in both Europe and the USA.

I mainly worked with children, adolescents and adults with learning difficulties, but at the same time I also dealt with some  athletes and musicians.​ Finally we learned how efficient methods these are. We knew, of course, that in the USA these same methods had been used widely to help professionals athletes. In Europe Sting has told, for example, that he is regularly attending an auditory activation treatment.

Important teachers in rehabilitation and body control have been: Dr. Harry Wachs (The Vision & Conceptual Development Center, Washington, DC), Peter Blythe (Psychological System, INPP, UK), FiDr Kjeld Johanssen (Auditory System), Håkan Carlsson (Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation, Sweden).​

We are now launching a new Sensomoottori product for musicians and athletes, NeuroFysCoaching NFC.

For professionals it is advisable to conduct a personalized research based on a personalized controlled exercise program. Assessment can also be beneficial in situations where the musician's success is caught up in the so-called for "psychological" reasons.

 

The NeuroFysCoaching research by the musician is a personal day-long assessment where I study, for example.

 

• Reflex system

• Balance and body control

• Visual sense

• Touch

• Auditory sense

• The history of  early development

• Instrument playing history, performance profile, etc.​

 

As background studies, if possible, e.g. interviewing parents, interviews with previous and current teachers.

 

Based on the assessment, an individual training program is designed and contolled to improve the sensory functions, their activation and integration.

 

 

2. For enthusiasts, an Internet-based Sensomoottori self-study course can possible be sufficient.

 

The effect of the program creates better conditions for playing the instrument and reducing tension and the resulting multiplier positive effects. As an added bonus, learning and concentration ability improves.

Musician

Do you need help

 

for body control, speed, accuracy,

durability, concentration, learning, tension management, relaxation, in playing

Neurophysiological Coaching for Musicians 

can help

Neurophysiological coaching of musicians

Veli Laurinsalo

sensomoottori@gmail.com