Colin Mehmel is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner ® and professional clarinettist. Colin currently teaches the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education® and clarinet at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Art, the University of Manitoba, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Division of Preparatory Studies, and teaches a weekly Awareness Through Movement® Class at the Rady JCC.
After completing his Masters degree in Music Performance, Colin began his Feldenkrais teacher training at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Education in Chicago, Illinois, where his principal teachers were Feldenkrais Trainers, Paul Rubin, and Julie Casson Rubin.
Initially, Colin became interested in the Feldenkrais Method after sustaining a shoulder injury which, in addition to being very painful, caused many difficulties in his clarinet playing. Once he realised how much and how fast he had learned and changed from Feldenkrais lessons, Colin decided to enrol in a Feldenkrais teacher training. Now he uses his knowledge of the Feldenkrais Method and music to help his students learn quickly, and to discover how movement can be a foundation for learning and achievement.