The Alexander Technique Workshops

Alexander TechniqueFive-day intensives of Alexander Technique study.

The Workshops

Experience the Alexander Technique, a delightful method of re-educating the kinesthetic sense. These Workshops are condensed versions of the popular Alexander Technique classes at the University of Minnesota. Learn how to achieve optimal performance and reduce musculoskeletal discomfort. The Workshops are for adult-age:

  • Musicians of all levels: amateur to professional
  • Teachers of all kinds: community private teachers through college level

Find out what habit patterns are found in musicians that cause pain and obstacles to optimal performance! Apply the Alexander Technique in your daily life and start to feel great! The workshops feature a combination of:

  • Individual, hands-on Alexander mini-lessons
  • Application of Alexander Technique to music practice
  • Illustrative videos
  • Stimulating class discussion
  • Fascinating articles, lectures, and books

Workshop Dates

June 10–14 (Monday–Friday) 
9:00–11:30 am  Basic Workshop — tuition is $290 ($250 for students)
12:30–2:00 pm  Optional Extension — total tuition is $390 ($350 for students)

July 29–August 2 (Monday–Friday)
9:00–11:30 am  Basic Workshop — tuition is $290 ($250 for students)
12:30–2:00 pm  Optional Extension — total tuition is $390 ($350 for students)

The Basic Workshop is for everyone and gives an all-round experience of Alexander Technique basic concepts. The Optional Extension allows for more focused time on application to personal music practice.

The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is an enjoyable, learned skill. It provides tools to enhance fundamental coordination leading to improved:

  • Performance ease
  • Technical control
  • Sound Production
  • Stage Presence
  • Posture
  • Life-long learning 
  • Inspiration & Sense of Well-Being
  • Problem solving

In addition to helping musicians be more productive, the Alexander Technique offers prevention and relief from:

  • Musculoskeletal discomforts
  • Nervousness
  • Stress

The Alexander Technique is a hundred-year-old method offered worldwide in well-known music institutions and healthcare settings. It uses hands-on guidance to address problems of unreliable kinesthetic sense and habits which interfere with functioning.

Further Information

Please read further for more information on the Alexander Technique and email Brian McCullough at Brian@MinnCAT.org, with any further questions.
 

Faculty

Brian McCullough

Brian McCullough is a member of the affiliate faculty in the School of Music at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and has been teaching the Alexander Technique to musicians since 1995. He is certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and also directs the Minnesota Center for the Alexander Technique (MinnCAT.org), one of 25 teacher certification programs nation-wide.


 

Tully Hall

Tully Hall comes from a music performance background and has been teaching since 1990. In addition to her private practice in Woodbury and Minneapolis, she is a guest faculty member at Stetson University's school of music in DeLand, Florida. Hall has taught classes and workshops in various educational and corporate settings in Virginia, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Florida and Minnesota. She is certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique.

 

Kathe Jarka

Käthe Jarka is a cellist and Alexander teacher. An active performer and teacher she has performed in 25 states, Europe, and Asia and has taught Alexander Technique to musicians in the US, Mexico, and Norway. She taught for a number of years on a training course for Alexander teachers and was on the Alexander faculty at The Neighborhood Playhouse, a school for young actors in New York City.

The student/teacher ratio will be small at 5:1.

On-Campus Housing

Coming in from out of town? Stay on campus convenient to the workshop. Centennial Hall is reserved for you with easy, free campus bus service, optional meal plan, and public transit to all the things to do in the city. Overnight parking is also available. Reserve your room here.

  • Private Bedroom: $57 per person, per day (tax included)
  • Shared Bedroom: $46 per person, per day (tax included)

Application

To apply for admission, please complete our pre-registration form: 
Pre-Registration Form

After your registration is confirmed, you will mail your tuition to:

Alexander Technique Workshops, University of Minnesota School of Music
100 Ferguson Hall
2106 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please make your check payable to the University of Minnesota with the participant name in the memo line. 

Refund Policy: Full refund (minus $20 administrative fee) will be issued for cancellations seven days or more prior to the workshop.