Mindset and Body Awareness


String Webinar Series: Webinar #3

For all string teachers!

Mindset & Body Awareness:
Principles to Facilitate a Process of Discovery During Practice

Presented by Dr Lachlan Dent

Date: Tuesday 14 July
Time: 7.30pm (AEST)
Location: Online via Zoom


PD Certificate Provided

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Download copy of presentation slides:
Mindset and Body Awareness-Lachlan Dent-Presentation Slides


This webinar will focus on maximising the effectiveness of practice through a process of discovery. Cellist and educator Lachlan Dent will provide insights into the process of discovering your own technique. This approach is useful for string players of all levels and covers areas such as breathing, tension release, habit changing, and learning in relation to brain function. Some practice techniques specific to string playing will also be discussed. This will give you material that you can use immediately in your playing and teaching, as well as conceptual foundations that you will be able to continue to develop over a longer period of time.

There will be a Q&A session towards the end of the webinar, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions. After you have watched the webinar, you will be able to download a PD certificate, and you will be sent a link to the recording.


How to Register
Click on the registration link below. Enter your name and email address to sign up for the FREE webinar. After you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with some instructions and a link to join the webinar. You'll also receive a reminder email 24 hours before the event is due to take place, and 1 hour prior to the start time.

Due to recent security updates, when joining the Zoom live webinar you may be prompted to enter the password clearly provided in the confirmation/reminder email.


Don't worry if you can't attend the webinar at the published time. Simply go ahead and register and you'll receive a link to watch the replay.

How to Join a Zoom Webinar
We recommend you use a desktop or laptop computer to join this webinar. When you click on the link to join, you'll be prompted to open Zoom if you already have the software installed. Otherwise you will be asked to download the free version. Depending on which device you are using, you may be able to view the webinar in your browser without installing Zoom. In any case, to avoid any possible delays, we highly recommend you download and install the free version of  Zoom ahead of time. 

Genevieve Newton
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
T: (03) 5243 4200

About the Presenter

Lachlan Dent holds a PhD in Music Performance, as well as Masters Degrees in Music Performance and Teaching. Lachlan has performed in New York with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century, has appeared at music festivals in the United States and Brazil, and has also performed in New Zealand, Malaysia and China. He has given masterclasses at Monash University, Auckland University, Universiti Tecknologi MARA (Malaysia), as well as teaching at Monash University, University College (The University of Melbourne) and Wesley College. Lachlan’s playing has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS, and he has also recorded for MOVE records. Lachlan’s research largely focuses on cello technique and its application to performance, and his work has been published by The American String Teachers Association Journal, Stringendo and Rehearsal Magazine.


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