The Alexander Technique Workshops

Alexander Technique

These Workshops are five-day, morning intensives of Alexander Technique study customized for the following performance areas:

Wind and Brass Players June 19 - 23
Pianists  June 26 - 30
Singers July 17 - 21
String Players July  24 - 28
Conductors and Ensemble Directors  July 31 - August 4

Each workshop is five days, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

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.

The Workshops

The Alexander Technique 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! The workshops serve as introductions to the Alexander Technique (for those new to the method) and advanced work (for people with previous experience). They are condensed versions of the popular Alexander Technique classes at the University of Minnesota School of Music and 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

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 is a member of the affiliate faculty in the School of Music at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and has 22 years experience teaching the Alexander Technique to musicians. 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.

The student/teacher ratio will be small at 5:1. Additional Alexander Teachers will be added as needed.

Application and Cost

Tuition for the five mornings is $225 ($195 for college students). The deadline to apply is one week in advance of the workshop.
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To apply for admission, please complete our application form and 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.