Do you struggle with tension in your body when you make music? Do you want to have more connected, relaxed posture but feel like you are working too hard at it? Does stage fright interfere with your ability to enjoy yourself?
The Alexander Technique is a century-old method of learning how to let go of unnecessary tension that comes up when we perform. In this introductory workshop with certified instructor Jeremy Cohn, you will learn exercises and techniques that can help you to build a better relationship with your body in performance, deepen your breath, and improve your technique, all from the comfort of your own home. There will also be the opportunity for participants to receive individual coaching on a short musical excerpt of their choice (8-16 bars--the length of a verse or chorus).
Join us, stop fighting yourself and take your musicianship to the next level!
Jeremy Cohn is a 1600-hour AmSAT certified Alexander Technique Teacher and founder of Freedom in Motion, a private studio located in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood (freedominmotionat.com). Through his studio he has worked with Grammy Award winning vocalists, Jeff Award winning actors, Olympic level athletes, and CEO level executives. He has worked with groups such as Anima Singers, The Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium, The National Association of String Teachers, and Morton College among others. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Columbia College Chicago. He comes from a background as an actor and musician but loves working with anyone who wants to forge a better relationship with their body.