Thanks for the feedback Steve. Germany at the end of October sounds good, although 2020 is more likely given my commitments. Great idea and thanks for the suggestion.
I just got the Spring issue of Harmonica Happenings. It features the convention and they are asking for 60 and 90 minute presentations, including interesting topics besides learning and playing harmonica… I’ve been teaching anatomy & physiology and pathology in massage schools (vocational school certified) since 2003 and Yoga teacher training and modern orthopedic rehab since 2008.
I’ve been focusing my research and workshops on the central nervous system, trauma and chronic pain the last few years and always make a point about the therapeutic value of music, especially playing, including wind instruments but most especially harmonica. I can explain, in layman terms, the anatomy & physiology of learning and playing the harp, how it helps resolve trauma, chronic pain and respiratory system pathology. I would assume the research done at Stanford with David Barrett has been discussed. Topics such as the polyvagal theory and neuroplasticity however give me hope in these interesting times we live in.
Do you or anyone else have any opinions on my proposal to teach a 60 minute session on how the harmonica is helpful for our mental, emotional and physical health?