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Workshop at the Royal College of Music, London May 10th
Emma Alter will be leading a workshop for students at the RCM as part of their Student Union Health and Well-being week.
London INSET training afternoon in April 2017
At the end of April Anita Morrison led an afternoon workshop with a group of 16 instrumental and voice peripatetic teachers as part of an INSET session at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London. The focus was on both self-use and ideas of how to use the strategies and principles of the Feldenkrais Method to help in preventing unwanted habitual habits forming in their students, which may lead to pain and injury in the future. The workshop included lessons/movement explorations which looked at easier sitting, how the arms are supported by the whole self and easy turning (considering how many instruments require the player to be in a twisted position). Recommendations from BAPAM and “Health Promotion in Schools of Music” (HPSM) 2004 Conference were also discussed in the context of the Feldenkrais Method. A majority of the participants hadn’t experienced the Feldenkrais Method before and commented on how interesting and useful it had been and were going to explore it further.
Benslow Weekend Workshop in April 2017
“I feel I’m going home with lots of tools and ideas which will gradually filter through into my playing.”
“Definite changes in mobility and posture at the keyboard”
“Most helpful were the movement routines and ideas of linkages – pelvis, spine, head and shoulders, with better understanding of the skeleton, Clint was a helpful participant.”
“I feel I know much more about the skeleton now – it’s really clarified for me.”
Leeds College of Music Workshop in March 2017
At the end of March Anita Morrison gave a well received workshop with a group classical singing students at Leeds College of Music. One of the students commented at the end of the session how much easier and freer her singing felt.
Music and Drama EdExpo London in February 2017
The Feldenkrais UK Guild funded a stand at the Music and Drama EdExpo at Olympia in London. We had a very enjoyable and successful couple of days and were delighted to meet many musicians and music teachers there and have the opportunity to chat about the Feldenkrais Method and how it has enhanced our work as musicians and music teachers.