Violinist, writer and lecturer, David Jacobson is the founder and director of the San Francisco Institute of Music where he created a unique system of teaching, employing what he terms the theory of “bel canto instrumental technique,” now known as the SFIM (San Francisco Institute of Music) Method. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, and has a Master of Music Performance degree from Boston University.
Jacobson's dissatisfaction with contemporary pedagogical methods, which tend to be based on the personal beliefs of particular teachers, led him to search for a more rigorously researched pedagogical platform (by studying the methods of great masters) that could serve as a fundamental paradigmatic model for the teaching of all instruments and voice.
his blog on music at Melonaissance.com
Pernille Spiers Lopez
as held the position as President and CEO for IKEA North America, global Chief HR Officer, and was a member of the executive management team of the IKEA Group for ten years. Pernille left IKEA in 2011 after commuting between Chicago and Europe for more than two years. Without a plan B, She then took a year off to learn to “do nothing” and take the time to figure out what was next. Today, she is a corporate and non-profit director in both the United States and Europe, including Save the Children, Meijer Corporation, and Coop DK, as well as a coach and mentor of executives and entrepreneurs of all ages. She lives in Denmark.
Design Your Life
A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy has earned an international reputation for educating the general populaÂtion on alignment and load-science and as a result, helped thousands to reduce pain, increase bone density, improve metabolic health, and solve their pelvic floor mysteries.
Noelle Nelson, Ph. D.
Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D., an internationally respected psychologist business trial consultant, author and seminar leader, believes that we can accomplish great things, whether in business, at work or at home, when we connect with the value in ourselves and in others.
Robert Schwartz is a certified hypnotherapist who offers spiritual guidance and hypnotherapeutic regressions to help people understand their life plan.
His first book, Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born, explores the pre-birth planning of physical illness. In addition to the subject of pets, his new book Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born explores the pre-birth planning of spiritual awakening.
When her twins were born 18 years ago, they were ten weeks premature and very sick. This is what prompted years of research on pediatric nutrition. When her third son was born, she was able to quit her job as a professor at a local university and become a stay-at-home mom. During the next two years, she wrote the Super Baby Food Book, which became a best seller and is still the best-selling book on the subject of feeding babies solid foods.
Super Baby Food Cook Book