Whatever your musical background, instrument or genre,
your body is always there, influencing how you play.
Time to make it work for you.
Timani Online Community is for musicians and teachers who want to:
Learn relevant anatomy that makes playing feel more effortless
Get rid of physical blocks that stop full expression of musical potential
Enhance mental focus and become more present and confident whilst performing
Understand and help students use their bodies more efficiently
Join a community of like minded musicians exploring human potential in a non-competitive environment
Join the Timani Community free today
then pay only €9 per month
after your 30 day free trial
Timani Community is an Easy Way to
Learn Invaluable Skills From Home
We have a library and send you weekly emails to take you on a journey of body discovery
You take it to your instrument and explore what the new body awareness does for your playing
Anything that isn't clear or if you want to share your discoveries you let us know in the facebook or ask in the members forum
Timani Online Community
Welcome to a new way to play!
Created by a Musician for Musicians
This is Tina Margareta Nilssen and she's the lady behind Timani. She brought together all her years as a performing and recording artist, a therapist, a body work specialist and from that Timani was born.
You can find out more about her story, in her own words, at the bottom of the page...
In Timani we aim to dive deep into these topics to see what is actually going on
under your skin whilst you play your instrument.
Join a like minded community
We pride ourselves on our supportive community and sharing everything we know about the body.
In a profession of constant competition and opening ourselves to others opinions we wanted to create a non-competitive and nourishing environment, where all questions are valid and exploration and growth is a given.
“Timani offers a great revelation of how to use the body in the most efficient way for musicians. It is both very theoretical and anatomical, and very practical in a natural and personal way.”
Solo flute, Iceland Symphony Orchestra
“Timani is an extremely good investment in achieving an effortless and pain-free way of playing.”
Solo viola, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
“Timani can not just solve physical problems, but it can also help you to really get out your musical expression; so that it flows through you, just as you dreamt of in the time you chose to become a musician.”
Co-principal 2nd violin in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
What exactly do you get from joining the
Timani Community Membership?
Great question... you get
- 30 days free to have a look around!
- A comprehensive anatomy course for musicians where key muscles are described and related to music making
- A step-by-step guide through weekly e-mail reminders for the first 6 months, and regular updates after that
- Tips on how to sit and stand in the best way for musicians, which is different than "just having a good posture"
- Exercises for enhancing coordination skills in your whole body relating to your playing and singing
- How to implement Timani in your daily practice
- Relevant topic videos about breathing, support and other themes
- Questions and answers section where the answer to your question is filmed and posted regularly
- A community of like-minded musicians who are open and curious, wanting to thrive as musicians, with an exclusive Facebook page for sharing our experiences
- Instrument specific tips for winds, strings, pianists and more…
In Timani we want to help and contribute to creating a world of healthy, content and confident musicians and music teachers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
How does the membership work?
You’ll have instant access to a membership area with lots of musician related anatomy, exercises and tips for enhancing your personal practice.
Who is it for?
It is for every professional musician, amateur musician, music teacher or music student of every instrument/singing, and for all genres.
It is for anyone that has experienced challenges with the physical part of playing through pain or effort and it is also for you who have never had problems but still want to increase your knowledge and skill of playing and singing.
It is for you if you truly want to explore your human potential. It is for those that are open minded, who want the best for themselves and others, and who is keen to understand how to create a better life as a musician.
Why did we create this online opportunity?
We wanted to make it available, across the world, to as many musicians as possible. We also made it as affordable as a meal out. And even though the information is great to help a healthy music career, we wanted to make it possible for everyone to join!
Will the focus on anatomy distract or diminish my natural feeling of playing?
Far from it.
You may find that it brings you even more range for your talent to expand and develop even further. However, there might be an initial practice time before your new skills are integrated and feel completely natural. But with the concrete knowledge and exercises you will have a great foundation for your explorations while practising.
What if I find out it’s not for me once I’ve joined?
We offer a full 30-day free trial so you can see if it's for you.
You can cancel at any time.
After the 30 days free, we charge the first membership fee from the details you input at sign-up.
Will I be a teacher of Timani by joining this membership?
No, you will not be a certified teacher of Timani. You’re welcome to share your ah-ha’s with others, but you will not have received the amount of knowledge or experience it takes to become a teacher and help others sufficiently. If you want to find out more about the next English or Norwegian teacher training you can go HERE for the Norwegian courses and HERE for the English Courses.
At that time, I was convinced that if I would just practice 6-8 hours every day, I would magically get the career and recognition that the pianist I felt that I had inside of me deserved. I also had many concepts about what was success and what was failure in terms of how my career should look. And I also had a total conviction that my piano playing had nothing to do with my body. The music was all that mattered to me. And the funny thing is…it still is!
But now I have realised that it is the body that is creating the music, and transmitting EVERYTHING that happens at the emotional and musical level. That the body is in fact our first instrument, regardless of the outer piece of wood or metal. I completely love nerding around with different instruments also, but down to the basics of it, the fact is that when you are playing the instrument you have in your hands, and the body needs to do the work.
From my own personal experience as a pianist, and through coaching thousands of musicians, I know and understand the common peaks and pitfalls of being a musician. The immense desire to express through sound, the moments of peak performance that drive us to keep going, the trying to regain or reach the feeling of natural technique, occasional or chronic pain and discomfort, the lack of musician-related anatomical understanding, the wish to relax and feel free but not really knowing how, the sense of musical ability inside that doesn’t effortlessly flow through, and maybe on top of all this, nerves and anxiety, a sense of struggle, frustration and the feeling of not being recognised and good enough. It may sound bad… but we cannot hide the facts anymore. Even recent studies show us how orchestra musicians have a higher degree of commitment to the workplace than the general workforce, and at the same time peak the stats of anxiety and depression. We are willing to give up our happiness and health to create music.