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Alexander Technique for Musicians and Performing Artists

Alexander Technique is a well-established and highly effective technique recommended for musicians and performing artists. It is taught by most music conservatories in the UK, university music departments and in many performing arts and drama schools throughout the world to achieve mastery in performance and presence on stage.

The technique encourages the release of habitual tension, to promote ease of movement, balance and co-ordination which in turn allows for greater freedom when performing. You will experience the 'magic' of the gap between stimulus and response, where change happens. You will acquire a more accurate map of the body and the importance of head-neck-back relationship. You will learn how to avoid the extremes of tense concentrated effort or lack of focus and develop an awareness that takes in the self, the environment and your activity. The goal is for you to perform better with less effort.

The emphasis throughout the courses is on learning to explore your own use through games and activities with opportunities for one-to-one, hands-on attention, and learning to apply it to your own craft.

This course is for musicians including pianists, other instrumentalists, singers and conductors as well as actors, dancers and other performing artists. It is taught by Grace Chan who is a member of Alexander Technique International (MATI).


Grace Chan (FIfL, FHEA, STAT, MATI, AmSAT, JSTAT) is a pianist, an experienced and professional piano teacher, lecturer in music and a qualified Alexander Technique (AT) teacher certified by The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) in UK. She is also a member of Alexander Technique International (MATI), American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and the Japanese Solidarity of Teachers of Alexander (JSTAT), Fellow Member of the Institute for Learning (FIfL) and Fellow Member of Higher Education Academy in the UK (FHEA). She was the Head of Programme Convenor of the Alexander Technique programme creating the Alexander Technique for Musicians & Performing Artists course (ATfMPA), teaching AT and piano/keyboard at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Apart from private AT teaching, she practises AT as part of the Arts Education component of the MA in acting which is validated by the City University, London, as well as contributing to two AT schools within the three years' full-time teacher-training programme in London, A leading AT teacher in Professional and Higher Education in Hong Kong. She is a regular visiting lecturer in the Drama Department at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, where she gives AT workshops to more than hundred music students from Diploma to Master's Degree levels and regularly lecturing to degree-level music students in other universities in Hong Kong. She has been invited to teach as a visiting lecturer at the Symphony Orchestra Academy in Shanghai, China. Read more >>

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How to Join

Saturday
Term 1 and 2 - 2 hours per week
Term 3 1 hour per week plus one-to-one sessions
Dates: October 2014 - June 2015

Please phone for details (07950 491461) or click contact us

ATfMPA Part One: Alexander Technique Principles (10 weeks)

You will experience the 'magic' of the gap between stimulus and response, where change happens. The technique encourages the release of habitual tension, to promote ease of movement, balance and co-ordination which in turn allows for greater freedom when performing. Students can join at any term.

Fees: 350.00
Enrol now

 

ATfMPA Part Two: Body Mapping (10 weeks)

You will acquire a more accurate map of the body and the importance of head-neck-back relationship. You will learn how to avoid the extremes of tense concentrated effort or lack of focus and develop an awareness that takes in the self, the environment and your activity. Students can join at any term.

Fees: 350.00
Enrol now

 

ATfMPA Part Three: Application (10 weeks)

The goal is for you to perform better with less effort. You need to complete Part One and Two to enrol for this course.

Fees: 400.00
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ATfMPA Part One, Two & Three (30 Weeks)

Fees: £950.00
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One to one lesson is available please ask for details

Tutors: Grace Chan (MATI) and Alexander Technique teaching team
To find out more, please contact Grace Chan
e-mail: hsgracechan@gmail.com

Location: Please ask for details

 


Alexander Technique in Hong Kong China www.hkata.org

Alexander Technique in Europe and UK www.euata.co.uk

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