Here at IMIF, we use special techniques throughout the institute to improve not only the student as a musician, but as a whole person. A focus on mind, body, and spirit makes our institute unique!
One of these techniques are the daily morning exercises. At the beginning of the institute, most students are less than excited about the thought of waking up at 7am to do morning stretches. However, by the second or third day, students look forward to these exercises as a way to stretch and prepare their bodies for a long day of music!
The exercises are led daily by our own IMIF Executive Director, Elizabeth Borowsky.
Elizabeth uses a mixture of yoga poses and other stretches to help a musician's body relax and prepare for hours of practice!
The students agree that is a great way to come together as a group before the day starts :)
"IIMIF is an amazing place where you learn to master what you love with some of the greatest teachers in the world."
"I loved that IIMIF focuses on the emotional and spiritual side of the musician just as much as the technical side. I've been to several summer programs, and this sets your program apart."
"The focus on a holistic approach and comprehensive musicianship made for an incredible experience. There are not enough words to capture how grateful I am for what I learned."
"I especially loved that this festival is so intimate. Great things come in small packages!"