Penelope Roskell

International Pianist & Teacher

Yoga for Musicians DVD

with Catherine Nelson, yoga practitioner

In this DVD Penelope Roskell demonstrates clearly and concisely how yoga principles can be applied directly to instrumental playing, and how playing can be more fluid, powerful and emotionally expressive.

Yoga for Musicians is ideal for musicians of any age; from beginner to professional; Classical, jazz, folk and pop. The exercises demonstrated will be particularly beneficial to musicians suffering from injuries, tension or stress. No previous experience of yoga is required.

The DVD includes

The programme has been carefully timed so that the exercises can be practised regularly whilst watching. Running time 95 minutes.

Penelope Roskell is currently preparing a new DVD on effortless piano playing.

Reviews for Yoga for Musicians

 Filmed in the beautiful setting of Trinity Laban (it may well attract potential students!) the DVD is in two parts……Great attention is given to detail, with clear explanations of the benefits of each exercise, how to combine the movements with the breath, and how many times to repeat the movement. The pace of the presentation is well judged. Using this DVD with pupils, or teaching a few of the given exercises to a pupil as part of a warm-up, could be hugely beneficial…an excellent introduction to yoga for musicians.
Music Teacher

In this DVD, Penelope Roskell comes across as speaking with the authority of genuine personal experience and long and sincere study of her material. This all-colour DVD creates a sense of space and tranquillity… with uplifting views of the Thames at Greenwich, and of the elegant classical architecture of the Old Royal Naval College and a few delightful musical sound-bites. Roskell does the well-paced voice-over herself, describing all her yoga-based remedial exercises simply and clearly.
Piano Professional

This is a very important publication – it cannot be overstated how vital a need this video serves. Professionally filmed in an attractive setting…highly recommended. Piano Journal An excellent DVD… Penelope Roskell has done a great service to all musicians whatever instrument they play by producing this DVD. A very useful resource.
Flutewise Magazine

Roskell puts across the basic principles in a clear, simple, undemanding way – the ideal way to lead the uninitiated to water and let them drink of the benefits that yoga can bring
The Singer

While classically based, all the exercises and principles here apply equally well to gigging rock and jazz musicians. In short, this is a terrific DVD. Whether you’re a student or a seasoned pro, it will pay for itself immeasurably in freedom from aches, pains and tiredness, and possibly even free up your playing posture and technique. A remarkable source of information for all musicians. Performing Musician The best thing is the 20-minute daily programme of traditional postures – perfect for pre-concert warm-ups, midday rehearsal chillout or weekend fitness binges

Yoga for Musicians is in my view very well put together and will be of benefit to both teachers and musicians alike. I would have no reservations about recommending it to Yoga teachers and musicians.
Bill Feeney, Director, Yoga for Health Foundation

A very informative and interesting piece of work…diction and instructions are excellent and the pacing is good –personally I found the section on the effects of stiffness/tension on playing most interesting.
Tim Naylor, Director, British Council for Yoga Therapy

Yoga for Musicians DVD

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