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50 Hortense St
Glen Iris, VIC, 3146
Australia

0490 126 293

Practice of Jeremy Woolhouse, pianist and Alexander Technique Teacher in Melbourne, Australia

Specialist in working with musicians, RSI, posture re-education, neck, back and chronic pain management. 

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small group workshops in Alexander Tehcnique

Group Alexander Technique Workshops. Suitable for beginners or experienced students. In-studio groups are 3 - 5 participants, hosted sessions may have larger class sizes. Bookings essential. Explore Alexander Technique principles and application in interactive group class/workshop. Some sessions are themed especially for musicians or other special interest.

Alexander Technique Workshops - Scroll down for info

One Day Alexander Technique Workshop for Musicians
(Hosted by VMTA):  Sunday 27 May, 2018, 10am - 4.30pm

 

Introduction to Alexander Technique: Sunday June 17, 2018, 10:30am - 12pm - Small Group
Alexander Technique for musicians (all instruments): Sunday June 17, 2018, 1pm - 2:30pm - Small Group

Small Group Alexander Technique Workshop Series July - August 2018

Alexander Technique for walking with ease:  Sunday July 29, 2018, 10:30am - 12pm
Alexander Technique for pianists:  Sunday July 29, 2018, 1pm - 2:30pm

Alexander Technique for string players:  Sunday August 5, 2018, 10:30am - 12pm
Alexander Technique for running:  Sunday August 5, 2018, 1pm - 2:30pm

Alexander Technique for musicians (all instruments): Sunday August 12, 2018, 10:30am - 12pm
Alexander Technique for cycling: Sunday August 12, 2018, 1pm - 2:30pm

Alexander Technique for computer use:  Sunday August 19, 2018, 10:30am - 12pm
Alexander Technique for wind players:  Sunday August 19, 2018, 1pm - 2:30pm

Introduction to Alexander Technique:  Sunday August 26, 2018, 10:30am - 12pm
Alexander Technique for pianists:  Sunday August 26, 2018, 1pm - 2:30pm


Workshops in Alexander Technique for musicians

Small group: max 5 students.  90 minute workshops

Open to all - first time or experienced students.

$40 each session - booking essential.

 

Alexander Technique is a powerful tool helping musicians find ease and confidence in performance.   

It has helped instrumentalists and vocalists address issues with tendonitis, carpal tunnel and other RSI, back and neck pain, breathing and performance anxiety.  

Alexander Technique creates optimal conditions for instrumental technique to flourish and musicality to be expressed.

Small group workshops offer some individual attention, in the context of group exploration of Alexander Technique as it applies to music.

Participants will gain understanding of the principles of Alexander Technique, experience guided procedures, and develop a framework for continued exploration and practice independently.

1pm, June 17 - all instruments
1pm July 29 - piano
10:30am August 5 - strings
10:30am August 12 - all instruments
1pm August 19 - wind instruments
1pm August 26 - piano

Minimum numbers apply.  Venue: Poise Alexander Technique Glen Iris.

NOTE:  Groups sessions may not be suitable for all students.  Individual lessons are able to cater to students with acute injury, specialist interest or otherwise requiring special assistance.  If you are unsure about what is best for your Alexander Technique learning, please contact the studio.

Private lesson info

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One Day Musician's Workshop,
General Interest Small Group Sessions


Alexander Technique:
small group sessions (general interest class)

General Small Group Session
Small group: max 5 students.  90 minute workshops
Open to all - first time or experienced students.
$40 each session - booking essential.

Small groups sessions are a budget way to get input from an Alexander Technique teacher.  The small group size offers the opportunity for individual attention and group exploration of Alexander Technique. 

The principles developed by FM Alexander are the essence of the lessons.  Taking input from the group’s interest on the day, we will be look at how The Technique can be integrated with daily or specialist activities, and explore ways of deepening our practice of Alexander Technique.

Newcomers to Alexander Technique are welcome.  As well as being a wonderful personal practice for experienced students, this is also an opportunity for introducing The Technique to friends and family.

Some upcoming sessions will have a specific focus:

10:30am, June 17 - general introduction
10:30am July 29 - walking
1pm August 5 - running
1pm August 12 - cycling
10:30am August 19 - computer use
10:30am August 26 - general introduction
 
NOTE:  Groups sessions may not be suitable for all students.  Individual lessons are able to cater to students with acute injury, specialist interest or otherwise requiring special assistance.  If you are unsure about what is best for your Alexander Technique learning, please contact the studio.

Private lesson info

One Day Musicians Workshop info below....


Alexander Technique for Musicians
One Day Workshop

(large group event - hosted by Victorian Music Teachers Association)

10.00am - 4.30pm Sunday 27 May 2018

Camberwell High School
Prospect Hill Road, Canterbury, VIC, 3126

VMTA member: $150  |  Non-member: $225  |  Student: $80

A practical workshop for teachers and students of any instrument or voice with a focus on wellbeing and inspired performance.

BOOKINGS CLOSE 20TH MAY

 

OVERVIEW
Alexander Technique enables musicians to play with ease and efficiency. It addresses patterns of movement, posture and unwanted tension. By developing skills in constructive thinking, it is a powerful tool for optimising performance. Musicians also use Alexander Technique to manage neck and back pain, tendinitis and other RSI conditions, and performance anxiety. Alexander Technique is consistently associated with improvements in comfort, instrumental/vocal technique and musical expression.

Designed for music teachers and students of any instrument or voice, this workshop will explore the concepts and methods of Alexander Technique. Through a combination of lecture, demonstration and guided activities, participants will learn how to improve ease in performance and make positive changes for themselves. Participants are encouraged to bring their instrument and will be able to immediately apply their learning in their own performance or teaching practice.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

9.30 - 10.00 am Registration

10.00-11.15 am - Introduction to Alexander Technique
At the end of this session, participants will have gained an understanding of the core principles of Alexander Technique. Participants will experience putting them to use, independently improving ease and comfort at a general and fundamental level.

11.15 - 11.45am Morning Tea

11.45 - 1.00pm - Principles in Action
In this section, we start to look at how Alexander Technique can be applied in specific examples at the instrument. Concepts of body mapping and integrating movements of poise with instrumental technique are explored.

1.00 - 2.00pm - Lunch

2.00 - 3.10pm - Making Connections
Looking more deeply at how we organise ourselves at the instrument, we can expand our understanding of habits which might interfere with ease and confident performance. Alexander Technique is presented as a framework for transcending this. Participants are also invited to play with procedures which help us experience a functional balance of tone.

3.10 - 3.30pm - Afternoon Tea

3. 30 - 4.30pm - Applications in Studio Teaching and Performance; Q&A
Methods are introduced to help participants explore and develop beyond the workshop, on their own, and into their teaching or performance practice. We look at the effects of positive coordination on musicality. This section will also allow for addressing specific questions from attendees.


BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT
As this will be a practical, hands-on workshop, teachers and students who play an instrument other than piano are encouraged to bring their instrument. This will enable participants to apply the concepts learned and receive immediate feedback in a group setting. A piano will be provided for pianists. Individual performance is not required; informal group participation with your instrument, or participation without playing will still be beneficial.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - DEMONSTRATION SESSIONS
There will be an opportunity for some attendees to work at their instrument, one-to-one with Jeremy during the lecture-demonstration sessions. This will enable the group to see how Alexander Technique can be applied, and for some attendees to experience personalised instruction. The emphasis is on exploring the process of Alexander Technique, rather than presenting a performance-ready work. Any musical excerpt - even just a scale - is fine to work with. No special preparation is expected of volunteers. Both students and teachers are welcome to participate in the demonstration sessions.

To register your interest in volunteering for the demonstration sessions, please email Genevieve Newton, VMTA General Manager at vmta@vmta.org.au.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jeremy Woolhouse is a pianist, composer, and teacher of Alexander Technique. He has been using The Technique to support professional performance and piano teaching since 1998. A music graduate of the VCA, Jeremy completed intensive Alexander Technique teacher training in Melbourne and has maintained a private Alexander teaching practice since 2006. He is keenly interested in musicians’ health and helping students reach their potential for ease and musicality. For more information, please visit Jeremy’s website at https://www.poisealexandertechnique.com.au/

TICKET PRICES
VMTA member: $150
Non-member: $225
Student: $80

Ticket prices inclusive of morning tea and afternoon tea. Please bring your own lunch.

HOW TO BOOK
To book online and pay by credit card, visit https://www.trybooking.com/368828. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by direct deposit, please email the office at vmta@vmta.org.au and we will send you a direct booking form and invoice for payment. Bookings close at midnight on Sunday 20 May.

MEALS & REFRESHMENTS
Morning tea & afternoon tea will be provided. Please indicate any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

WHAT TO WEAR
Please wear clothing comfortable to move about in.

SPECIAL OFFERS
Non-members who apply and pay for their membership prior to booking may receive the member rate in advance of their membership being formally approved. To apply, please contact the office. A member of a state-based MTA or the GMTA may book at the member rate as part of a reciprocal arrangement.

VENUE INFORMATION
Assembly Hall
Camberwell High School
Prospect Hill Road, Canterbury, 3126

Registration is from 9.30 -10.00 am. There is on-street parking and the school is accessible by public transport (nearest metro train stop is Riversdale Railway Station).

View the venue map here.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Genevieve Newton
General Manager
Tel: (03) 5243 4200
Email: vmta@vmta.org.au