Conducting Basics I - Foundations & Set Up
Setting the Foundations for Your Conducting Technique
Review and refine your fundamentals.
Conducting Basics - Foundations & Set Up will equip you to:
- Conduct, move and breathe safely, with freedom and ease
- Allow the ensemble to clearly see all parts of your gesture
- Model good body use (posture) for your ensemble
- Identify and minimise unnecessary repetitive motion like bobbing, swaying and nodding
- Isolate and control different parts of your body to create more expressive gestures
- Identify and minimise common postural issues like leaning forward, looking down, locked joints
- Build your physical stamina by releasing unnecessary tension
Check out the course curriculum below to see the full details
Become a better conductor.
How do you get your arms in the right place again?
How do I stop myself from swaying?
Wish you could go back in time and watch those lessons as often as you want? With lifetime access to the course, you can watch the instructional videos as many times as you want, whenever you want. You can even rewind to just watch one single gesture.
Or perhaps you've never had any conducting training, but you've been thrust in front of an ensemble as part of your job. Where do you even begin?
Solve real-world problems immediately.
- Get sore back or shoulders when you conduct?
- Wish you could stop rocking back and forth?
The Conductor Issues Index helps you find the solutions to common physical problems you might have noticed, but not know how to address.
Solve your nagging issues.
Find the conducting solutions to common musical problems.
Many of common musical issues can be solved with tweaks to your conducting gestures. The result? Better ensembles, new positive habits, and more efficient rehearsals.
Be more expressive.
We often begin as conductors like musicians - focussing on the nuts and bolts of technique, without having anything musical to say. For a while, this works as we focus on how to wave our stick. But with more experience on the podium, we come up with ideas and emotions we want to express, but we no longer remember the tools and techniques needed to share them.
In the course, you'll discover the basic processes and principles behind each gesture and how it will influence the ensemble's sound. So once you know what sound you want, you'll be equipped with exactly how to show it in your conducting.
More time making music, less time talking.
Great conducting is great rehearsing.
Conducting Basics helps you not only learn basic techniques, but know how to critique your own conducting and practice your new skills.
In demand internationally as a clinician, guest conductor and lecturer, Ingrid is renowned for her ability to lead ensembles to deeper, meaningful musical performances. She has spent the last 15 years leading transformative musical experiences for musicians in schools, universities and community ensembles.
Committed to conductor education, she has served as State President of the Australian Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (ABODA), taught conducting to graduate students at the University of Melbourne, and continues provides individual tuition to hundreds of teachers through private tuition, festivals and competitions across Australia.