Benjamin Breaking Barriers:
Autism — A Journey of Hope
Benjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism—a Journey of Hope
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Mental Practice & Imagery for Musicians
This book, initially published in 1999 and reprinted several times since then, is currently out-of-print.
I anticipate that it will be reissued again by 2015.
As a young violinist, I developed severe tendinitis that was specific to my violin-playing activities. In rehabilitating myself from injury, I spent several years experimenting with ergonomic principles and developing mental practice techniques; I found that a synergistic combination of these two approaches fosters efficiency and effectiveness in violin playing—and indeed, in the pursuit of any physical skill.
My horse, Orion, and I are currently training at the Intermediare II level of dressage. I have earned the U.S. Dressage Federation’s bronze and silver medals, and also the U.S.D.F. bronze and silver freestyle bars.
I have a long-standing love for the sounds of choral music and I revel in sharing the breadth and richness of our western musical heritage; I also appreciate the music of other cultures and the sounds of modern musical developments. I have enjoyed presenting choral programs that reflect my joy in music.