Foundation Course for Young Musicians – Summary
This course will introduce students to the Alexander Technique, giving them an overview of its potential to help them both in their practice and performance, and in daily life, with a set of practical skills they can apply.
Alexander work helps people become more aware of how their mind and body function, their intentions and their automatic habits in responding to whatever is going around them.
Physical habits are often initially the most noticeable and musicians especially can benefit greatly from experiencing a more natural poise and ease, especially when relating to their musical instrument.
Mental and emotional responses to different situations also become clearer once a student is more aware. They can, with this knowledge, find greater calm and more choices available to them.
With the help of practical tools, everyday life, practice and performance can be approached differently, with more confidence and ease.
The course will consist of ten 60 minute sessions. Two sessions will be reserved for individual, hands on, lessons – 20 minutes for each student. This gives a chance for each student to address individual areas of concern/interest.
Each of the group lessons will cover a different topic relevant to the students, and be mostly experiential in nature. Handouts covering the theoretical background will accompany each session.
The sessions will encourage curiosity and questioning in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Students will be encouraged to engage in the practical experiments and discuss what they notice about themselves and what is going on around them.
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* Our teachers are all certified by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique as well as certified to deliver our Foundation Course for Young Musicians. They all have enhanced DBS certificates.