Who am I and what can I offer you?
My name is Floor Wittink and I am a professional classical saxophonist and breath coach. I have played in many projects, from chamber and symphonic music to musical theatre. My own search to improve my breathing technique led me to fantastic teachers/practicioners and more effortless way of breathing and breath support.
Amongst my teachers was Feldenkrais practitioner and clarinettist Gerard Zuyderhoff with whom I collaborated with in making this course.
For over 35 years Gerard worked as a Feldenkrais practitioner at the conservatory in Zwolle and at the Theater College in Utrecht. He guided both voice as well as instrumental students to optimize their movement and breathing while practicing and performing .
My 20 years of experience in the education field, next to being a musician, led me to making an online course about breathing. It was not easy to make a clear overview of this vast subject but a great challenge and with satisfying result. The Feldenkrais exercises that Gerard offered are combined with the most valuable exercises that I use in my workshops and lessons.
This online course gives you lots of ideas that you can continue to explore for the rest of your life. Getting personal feedback and learning together is of course a nice way to supplement the course, and you can choose to follow the monthly webinars or add individual sessions.
An online course is a relatively affordable way to learn. If you are able to discipline yourself to practice everyday, if only for 5 minutes, you’ll provide a great basis for yourself to improve your playing or singing.