February 9, 2020

Recent Grammy Award Winner Charlie Porter immediately after his first CST/Energetics of Performance session; January 7, 2019. Charlie's website for booking performances, clinics and private online lessons is:


“The first step in releasing an out...

January 2, 2020

Monette Operations Manager Jason Gunderson enjoying our new CST Embouchure Renewal Protocol, December, 2019.

As much as I love designing and building brass instruments, I know that the player is always the real instrument in performance. At Monette, we now have a new, h...

April 22, 2019

Over and over again, musicians who come to me for CST work have symptoms of acquired cervical dystonia.* 

This involves repetitive stress from playing that most noticeably impacts the head and neck... but invariably ties into the shoulders, ribs, arms, hands, fingers, f...

April 4, 2019

For the last four years, I have been

studying Craniosacral Therapy (CST) with Carol Gray - the director of the Carol Gray Center for CST Studies.

Carol is an extraordinary teacher, with students in over 30 states and on four continents.

Thanks to her patient guidance,...

March 1, 2018

"Successful musicians have the emotional strength to intimately connect with their audience - even (and especially) if their audience is just themselves."

Twenty years ago I was invited to spend a few days at a large, well known music school. On my first day there, I ga...

February 17, 2018

People sometimes ask me what sets top musicians I work with apart from other players. I often say that the best of the best breathe with their entire body... and they have the emotional strength to fully connect with their audience. The best players project so muc...

January 25, 2018

Here is my first Energetics of Performance Blog post!   PART ONE of this post is an overview of what inspired me to explore resonance in musical instrument design. PART TWO (and likely many more after that!) will explain how Energetics of Performance helps us realize m...

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