These group classes are an excellent way for musicians to get an introduction to how the Alexander Technique can help them and their playing.
Classes are very small: there is room for 3 participants per class. Small classes give students both individualized instruction and the opportunity to learn by observing each other.
These classes help you:
- become conscious of your movement and postural habits that may be hampering your playing.
- develop greater ease in posture, breath and voice.
- ground your instrumental technique in an understanding of whole body movement.
- stop the cycle of frustration, pain and injury.
- develop greater sense of poise and confidence as you prepare to perform.
Details for the winter, 2017
The next Small Group Class for Musicians will begin in January, 2017. If you would like to be notified when class schedules are posted or to arrange a small group class by appointment, please email me at email@example.com.
Andrew has been an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 2003. Andrew has taught workshops and classes at the University of Chicago, Roosevelt University, DePaul University, Wheaton College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Richmond University, Florida State University, and the Tainan National University of the Arts, in Tainan, Taiwan. In 2014 and 2015, Andrew ran the Alexander Technique program for the Music in the Mountains Conservatory, a festival for high school and college-age musicians. He has assisted in the training of Alexander teachers at ATTiC (Alexander Teacher Training in Chicago), an AmSAT-certified training course under head-of-training, Daria Okugawa. He trained with world-reknowned teachers Joan and Alexander Murray.
As a violinist, Andrew has performed with eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble, dal niente, Spektral Quartet, New Millennium Orchestra, International Chamber Artists, and Contempo. He has appeared as a backup musician in concert with Mary J Blige, Mark Antonio-Solis, and Jay-Z, and with Susan Boyle on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has been principal violin in productions at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writer's Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, and Broadway in Chicago. He holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His principal teachers include Lee Snyder, Gregory Fulkerson, Jorja Fleezanis, and Sherban Lupu.