Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, who appeared as soloist at RACT Symphony under the Stars, took time out to visit Tasmanian school children and give workshops on breathing techniques.
Amy’s custom-made program, called Take a Breath, was delivered to students at Risdon Vale Primary School in Hobart and Mowbray Heights Primary School in Launceston. Amy taught students to breathe in through their noses and out through their mouths, and introduced the concept of “elephant breaths” to get the message across. As she pointed out, correct breathing is necessary for a saxophonist and vitally important for us all. We can survive for a period of time without food and a shorter time without water, but we perish in no time at all without oxygen.