The Alexander Technique helps musicians improve the quality and ease of their movements, and in so doing, helps improve the quality of the music itself. At this workshop we will explore how both our learned habits and the words we use in regards to playing our instruments affect the quality of our experience. Through a combination of partner and group activities, learn to develop awareness of undue tension which can be applied to both practice and performance.
Bring a yoga mat or towel and 2 hard cover books as props.
About the Instructor: Beth Robinson
Beth Robinson is a cellist, cello teacher, and contra dance caller who first discovered the Alexander Technique in 1997 when researching ways to deal with performance anxiety. The Alexander Technique became an invaluable tool to her own love of music and performance, and in 2004 she completed her 1600 hour training at the Montreal Alexander Technique Teacher Training School.
Beth teaches lessons, classes and workshops on the Alexander Technique to a wide variety of people of all ages and abilities in a variety of venues including: SUNY Potsdam Theatre and Dance and Department, the Crane School of Music, Columbia County Music Teachers Association, CPH Neurology Support Group, Clarkson Physical Therapy and Sports Trainer Programs, Kinney Drugs employee wellness program, Vermont Music Teachers Association, SOAR, The Dance Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs, Groove Camp in Honesdale, PA., and Maine Fiddle Camp.
Adult Workshop Refund Policy
- Contact us at least 6 days before the course date, and we will refund the cost of the workshop minus a 15% enrollment fee.
- Contact us 5 days or less before the course date (within the week of the course), and we will offer class credit for a future workshop.
Call us at 518.523.2512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund.