Physical Aspects

Respiratory Measures


Nassrallah, F., Comeau, G. (2010, May). Breathing pattern changes observed while pianists performed technical exercises and repertoire pieces. In D. Blondin (Chair), Performance Gesture II: MotorControl, Sound Quality. Paper presented at the 2010 International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Music Pedagogy, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

Nassrallah, F. & Comeau, G. (2010, May). Breathing patterns of novice, advanced and professional pianists while executing four performing tasks. Canadian University Music Society. Ottawa, ON.

Nasrallah, F. & Comeau, G. (2009, April). The relationship between the breathing patterns of pianists and their physical movements while executing various performing tasks. McGill Music Graduate Symposium. Montreal, QC.


Gilles Comeau
Music, University of Ottawa

Flora Nassrallah
Graduate Student, Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

Isabelle Cossette
Music, McGill University

Donald Russell
Mechanical Engineering, Carleton University