The Embodied Musician - Intro to the Alexander Technique

$30 ($28 members) · 120 minutes · Single meeting

Do you want to get out of your head and into your body?

The Alexander Technique has helped people connect to their body and breath, to relieve stress, and to reduce unnecessary tension for over a century. It has been used by musicians as diverse as Sir Paul McCartney, Julie Andrews, Barbara Bonney, and Joni Mitchell. In this introductory workshop, taught by certified teacher Jeremy Cohn, you will learn simple strategies for becoming aware and letting go of habitual tensions which distort your posture, constrict your breathing, and block your expression. You will also learn restorative exercises to help you develop your body connection continually in everyday life. Besides group exploration, this workshop will feature the ‘hands-on’ bodywork which is the hallmark of the Alexander Technique. Bring your sense of play and curiosity, and don’t miss the opportunity to experience this work usually available only on the conservatory level!

Prerequisites

Available to anyone who enjoys singing or playing! (No need to know how to read music.)

Special Info

Bring your instrument! (piano will be available) Students must be comfortable with light, respectful ‘hands- on’ contact from the teacher to fully participate. Please wear non-restrictive clothing, comfortable for light movement. No skirts or high heels. Bring a water bottle and part of a song of any style, a capella, memorized to play with during the workshop.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000