The Alexander Technique Workshops
Experience the Alexander Technique, a delightful method of re-educating the kinesthetic sense. This workshop is a condensed version of the popular Alexander Technique class at the University of Minnesota School of Music. 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 are obstacles to optimal performance. Apply the Alexander Technique in your daily life and start to feel great! The workshop features 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
June 13 to June 17 2022 (Monday–Friday)
9:00 – 11:45 a.m. — Basic Workshop
Tuition is $295 ($260 for college students)
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. — Optional Extension
Total tuition is $395 ($360 for college 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 student/teacher ratio will be very small at 4:1.
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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
- Life-long learning
- Inspiration & sense of well-being
In addition to helping musicians be more productive, the Alexander Technique offers prevention and relief from:
- Musculoskeletal discomforts
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.
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. More bio info here.
SAHAR HASSAN is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and member of American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). She is a freelance singer in the Twin Cities and the artistic director of Ladyslipper Ensemble. In addition to teaching the Alexander Technique, she keeps busy performing with local opera companies and chamber groups. More bio info here.
JULIA BULLARD is Professor of Viola at the University of Northern Iowa. She is an active solo, chamber and orchestral performer both in the US and abroad and is in her 3rd and final year in the Teacher Certification Program. In demand as a clinician and pedagogue, Dr. Bullard has presented guest performances and master classes at universities across the US. More bio info here.
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.
- Private Bedroom: $61 per person, per day (tax included)
- Shared Bedroom: $51 per person, per day (tax included)
To apply for admission, please complete our pre-registration form:
After your registration is confirmed, you will mail your tuition to:
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.