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My teaching concept - Playing with Ease

During my education, and especially afterwards as a professional musician, my aim was to reach an optimal ease of playing the oboe. It was a challenge since the oboe is known as a very demanding instrument.
I always claimed that being a musician is like being a professional athlete. The only difference is that during our education there isn't enough preparation for the challenges that come with playing an instrument and how to deal with them. I started with myself. Solving my own problems and constantly upgrading the possibilities. Constantly searching for and deriving ideas from practicing yoga, Alexander technique, and Argentine tango. They led me to my own comprehension of the mind flow, body mechanics, and body movement that corresponds to a musical phrase. What is the key?

Balance and unity of body and mind within the movement.

Besides the basics of the oboe playing technique, I found that this unity is the beginning and essence of any instrument teaching. That usually comes in question at a higher level of performance. Based on my experience with students, where each of them has their own foundations and predispositions, setting the ground for a unity of body and mind in the early stage of education is key for faster progress with fewer physical injuries in later years and fewer problems with stage fright and stress. It is where it all begins and where we create the idea of the sound, the inner movement and a musical phrase. Our mind is a leader that takes us through the steps to reach it and stay on the right musical path.

How to achieve easiness of playing the instrument and happily walk the path of a professional musician?
Playing with Ease is an innovative concept of  musical development for students, teachers and active musicians. It was created upon my personal experience as a professional, active concert musician and university professor. How to reach an optimal instrument playing technique, what is the process hidden behind the public  performance, health care for musicians, techniques and methods of mental preparation, body techniques that help us achieve our full potential during the performance? Surrounded by nature, Camp offers instrumental masterclasses in combination with body and mind techniques excercised in the practical performance situations, under the mentorship of the best instrumentalists and certified teachers.
All informations and application are available on the following link:   playingwithease.sanjaromic.com
You can ask my lectures on this concept, or CONTACT me
Sa profesorkom Sanjom Romić je bilo veliko zadovoljstvo raditi. Pomogla mi je opustiti i dovesti tijelo do smirenosti tokom sviranja. Na lijep, a lagan način mi je objasnila kako svirati ležernije, sa većom punoćom tona, kao i sa usmjerenijim vazduhom. Dala mi je i par savjeta vezanih za izražajnije pokazivanje vremena tj. perioda u kojem je nastala kompozicija. Svaki njen savjet mi je dosta značio i pomogao. Nadam se da ću imati još koju priliku da čujem nešto novo i za mene korisno od prof. Romić.
Tanja Stanišić, Montenegro

Draga Sanja, da nas još dugo, dugo inspirišeš!
Milana

Seminar sa prof. Sanjom Romić mi je dosta prijao. Svaki njen savjet mi je pomogao i olakšao sviranje. Dopadaju mi se i vježbe koje nam je pokazala i primjenjujem ih svakog dana. Nadam se da će i sljedeće godine održati seminar kod nas.
Lana Đuričič

Ovaj seminar mi je bio veoma koristan jer sam upoznala neki drugi pogled na sviranje mog instrumenta. Prof. Sanja Romić nam je pokazala razne vježbe i dala prijedloge sa ciljem sviranja sa lakoćom koji su meni mnogo pomogli. Bio mi je zadovoljstvo raditi sa prof. Sanjom i nadam se da ću imati još prilika da sarađujem sa njom.
Ozana Knezović

Na seminaru kod Sanje Romić je bilo fantastično. Naučila nas je sjajnim vježbicama koje će nam biti od velike koristi i rekla bih da je moj ton dobio mnogo ljepšu boju nakon seminara. Nadam se da ću ponovo imati priliku da radim sa njom.
Irina Klakor, Montenegro

Profesorka Sanja zna odlično da prenese znanje I želela bih da nastavim rad sa njom, jer mislim da bi mi mogla pomoći da postanem mnogo bolji muzičar!
Katarina Živanović, Subotica