Alexander Technique and more for Jr. High and High School
Classes are offered from 1:00 to 2:00 and 2:00 to 3:00 pm. If you are signing up for the Summer Brass, Woodwind & Chime-In Camps, your registration includes this workshop.
The classes are appropriate for Jr High and High School aged students.
Paying with check or cash? please complete this Web Registration Form.Web Registration Form for AT
OR Paying with credit card? Please complete this Student Information Form.
We suggest you have at least one year of experience playing an instrument. You can be any level. This is because we’ll focus on each student’s expanded awareness, not on musical proficiency. We welcome a variety of ages and levels. This variety will help each member of the group process their learning from different vantage points.
Curtis Smith, teacher and certified Alexander Technique instructor, will guide you in understanding how AT works and provide useful exercises and coaching to apply to your practice routines. We’ll find time to laugh and share what its like to be ‘In The Zone’.
By the end of the week, you’ll have learned:
This class is similar to Session I, but will be structured more tightly around performance skills. We’ll explore the physical awareness that is tied to Alexander Technique, while also practicing specific skills for managing ourselves on stage.
By the end of the week, you will have learned:
Alexander Technique is an educational process used around the world, in particular with musicians. The process guides the student in retraining habitual patterns of stress or inefficiency related to movement and posture. The approach emphasizes awareness strategies applied to mindful action. Teachers often begin with working on basic postures related to sitting and walking. AT is used frequently among musicians, both amateurs and professionals, as a way to discover and re-train tension while playing an instrument or singing.
You can learn more about Alexander Technique at www.alexandertechnique.com
Faculty member Curtis Smith taught Alexander Technique classes to middle and high school students for five years in Tallahasse, FL. He also provides private lesson coaching for school-aged and adult students. Curtis completed a three year certification training course with the Alexander Technique School New England, based in Amherst, in 2010.