Our very own Duncan visited the lovely people at Dawkes Music in Maidenhead recently to present POWERbreathe.
Dawkes Music specialise in woodwind and brass instruments and expressed an interest in POWERbreathe to see if it could be beneficial to the musicians who visit them. But rather than take our word for it, Duncan presented Vicky and Giulia with a POWERbreathe Plus Medium Resistance model each, so that they could experience the breathing training effects for themselves. They plan to use them over the next 4 weeks to see if it helps them hold a note for longer on their instruments.
Before training with their POWERbreathes, Duncan tested them both on the K5 to ascertain their lung volume.
Duncan will be visiting them again this Friday to see if they’re using the POWERbreathe correctly and to offer advice and training tips. And we’ll all be hearing from them again too, as they plan to document their training by posting videos…one of which will be after 4-weeks of using POWERbreathe to see what effect this training has had on their musical performance and lung efficiency.
Thank you to Jon, Vicky and Giulia from Dawkes Music who'll be sharing their experience with us, and all our POWERbreathe friends, when they produce Part 1 and Part 2 (which should reveal some improvements) of their video blog - coming soon.
If you’re using POWERbreathe training for wind musicians then please leave a comment here, as we’d love to hear from you.