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 €29 per month

after your 30 day free trial 

You Can Join Right Here

Timani Community is an Easy Way to

Learn Invaluable Skills From Home

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Watch videos

We have a library and send you weekly emails to take you on a journey of body discovery

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Implement

You take it to your instrument and explore what the new body awareness does for your playing

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Support

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...

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Most musicians have experienced frustration when trying to improve their coordination and technique, 
because we rarely get sufficient anatomical knowledge of what exact muscles to use to do some of the following.
 
· Relax the shoulders
· Sit straight
· Breathe well
· Have a good posture
· Have weight in our arms
· Bend our fingers
 

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. 

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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… 

Our Vision

In Timani we want to help and contribute to creating a world of healthy, content and confident musicians and music teachers. 

 
We think that musicians give important gifts to the world, and that we, as musicians, deserve to be comfortable in our own skin as we walk our musical journey. We want to see musicians thriving all over the world, feeling that we can master any challenges in a mentally and physically healthy way.

We think musicians deserve to enjoy every part of performing, even when it’s intense, and enjoy a lifetime of curiosity about ourselves, playing with our body as the first instrument combined with our musical passions and explorations.

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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.

You will also receive a weekly email for the first 6 months with detailed lessons on which muscles you should use and which muscles you should relax when playing and singing. You will learn to find more power and unlock more of your latent potential. For more specifics, a full list of details about what you get in TimaniCommunity is further up the page.

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.

Hey Everyone,

 
Thanks for taking the time to come visit the Timani Community page. I’m really happy to have you here. 
 
I’m Tina, the founder of Timani and I'm excited to share with you everything I’ve gathered over the last 20 years through being a musician, a mental coach and movement specialist for musicians.
 
When I was 18 years old, I started my university studies to become a classical pianist.... 
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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.

 
But I believe now that we can have it all! We can actually use the challenges of musicianship
to grow as human beings both physically and mentally throughout our lives!
 
I now know the immense benefits of recognising the body as the instrument, understanding what to work with in the body to produce a clearer sound and more resonance, how to find peace in a performance situation however intense the journey might be, how to feel secure and supported in the mind and the body and to unlock the innate power within both. Not only did my playing get better by discovering all of this, but so did my personal life and the experience of being a musician.
 
Having had chronic shoulder and back pain in my teens, which I tried to ignore with painkillers and physical treatments for a while, eventually I had to go find some real answers. I already had a lifelong fascination with psychology and physiology, so off I went to discover new worlds of knowledge. I was accompanied for the journey by my innate problem-solving curiosity, an insatiable thirst for great music and freedom of playing. Plus, I always wanted to help others and would constantly share with colleagues what had worked for me, seeing results for them too. Since 2007 I have been lucky to help thousands of musicians in several music universities and other institutions with enhancing coordination related to playing. Understanding the functioning of the body can help you to develop further as a musician throughout your whole life. There is no age limit for exploring and learning new things.
 
No longer blindly accepting everything I was taught, questioning the status quo and keeping my curiosity alive
along the way has really shaped what Timani is today.  It was inevitable really that Timani would be born.
 
And I’m so glad to be sharing it with you today in such an easy, accessible way.
 
I really hope you join us for the journey of self-discovery and development. And that together with many other musicians you can now benefit from Timani, regardless of the instrument that you play or genre you sing. We all deserve to feel supported, strong and relaxed in our bodies, peaceful in our minds and to create the kind of musical community we want to play within. I really wish to offer everything possible with the TimaniCommunity, and I look so much forward to seeing you in there and sharing all I can to help you in the journey of reaching a lifetime of enjoyable playing.
 
Love, 
Tina