My instrument, the bass, is very demanding physically and in particular bowing has caused me to have muscle problems in my back. These problems had caused me to stop practicing bow and play pizzicato only. Through my studies with Constance I have begun to gain a better understanding, both intellectually and physically of proper body use. I can already feel the benefits of this and have recently heard comments referring to my “playing with ease”. Constance is especially good at explaining the “whys” of things and she has obviously done a lot of homework. Techniques such as the use of “mental directions” and the “whispered ahs” have been valuable in creating a stronger sense of well being prior to and during performances and recording sessions. I have recently begun practicing again with the bow. Constance certainly has my vote!