Author: Emily Wright

the second book

It seems like self-promotional small potatoes to post about my next book after the shock and tumult of this week, but working on it┬áserves as a diversion from the feelings of helplessness and despair that come from living in an experimental democracy. Since my first “new book” post during the summer, it’s changed format somewhat, and may change again, based upon feedback I get between now and the time I get a few test proofs circulated amongst a few students and colleagues. For now, it’s going to be a smaller format: 9×6, a mini dictionary of techniques, common issues,...

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Hmmm, maybe no retreat?

After getting lots of emails asking for a retreat or other such event, I’ve only gotten 2 people saying they’re more likely than not to come to the tentative event in Middleburg. I know it’s tough because I have only the roughest dates (Jan-March), but without enough interest, I can’t book dates and plan stuff. Because cello is a noisy activity, the folks at Wellbourne would not be able to book any other clients while our retreat is happening, so I need 7-8 people to raise their hands soon, otherwise it gets scrapped. Alternatively, I can come visit a...

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Thoracic Outlet Update

Thoracic outlet syndrome is complicated. It can be caused by any number of things, from trauma (like a car accident or fall) to genetic predisposition to, as is my case, a subtle accumulation of overuse injuries that led to a cascade of malfunction in the structures of my torso, and later, all the way down my body. One of the tricky things about TOS is the referred pain- burning, shocking, aching, tingling sensations that are felt one place, but are actually manifestations of problems somewhere else. To make it even more complicated, when a muscle is held with too...

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Retreat email list and quickie update!

If you are interested in this (or future retreats), please subscribe to the mailing list (halfway down the main blog page) or send me an email, and I’ll add you- so you can be kept in the loop and we can get this thing scheduled! As for timing, I’m waiting on Wellbourne for final available dates, but it will be sometime in January, February, or March. February holds the most risk of cancellation and travel complications due to snow. It rarely happens, in the area, but the DC Metro region is uniquely underprepared for even an inch of snow on the ground. The session will run from a Thursday late afternoon through Sunday mid-afternoon. Each day will consist of breakfast, a brief morning seminar, individual lessons, a break for lunch, a few more lessons, time for practice, a brief evening seminar, and then a lovely dinner together. Sound good? Sign up! I promise I won’t email all the time or try and sell things....

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