Breathing, Relaxation, Posture and Sound

We will explore strategies to overcome nervousness, stress, performance pressure, practice boredom, and comparison with other musicians.

The foundation of all music is silence. We start with silence and return to silence. In that silence, the stillness of very few thoughts and relaxing the body puts us in the optimum state for performance.

In these sessions we can explore breathing techniques to change your physical and mental state. We can examine how posture affects your sound and approach, and many other ways to achieve flow state... being in the zone.

Don't worry, it will be a fun and enriching session.

Breathing, Relaxation, Posture and Sound

Team Member:

David_Jones David Jones


Melbourne, Australia


Head of Jazz Drum Department - Sydney Conservatorium (1985 - 1992)
Honorary Senior Fellow - Melbourne Conservatorium/Victorian College of the Arts (from 2013 and ongoing)
Lecturer (Ensembles and Drumkit) and Drum Teacher - James Morrison Academy (2015 and ongoing)
Over 40 years teaching experience at various institutions and schools in Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, Holland
Private Drum Students since 1978
Resident Artist at Universities and Institutions incl. ANAM, ANU, Hamilton College, Collarts and many others
Workshops, International Drum Festival Events, Masterclasses in Europe, UK, USA, Asia and Australia since 1978
Workshops, International Drum Festival Events, Masterclasses in Europe, USA, Asia since 1978


Intermediate to Advanced levels. All instrumentalists and vocalists.