The Feldenkrais Method® and Music – Sharing Worlds
Our experienced team of a Feldenkrais® practitioner and a voice teacher has witnessed many magical moments resulting from collaboration. In this workshop, musicians will learn how to enhance their singing/playing; practitioners will improve how they work with musicians; music teachers will learn how to use the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education when working with their students.
We’ll discuss the back stories of our process with ATM® lessons, case histories, application of our Method with participants (singers, instrumentalists, and onlookers), how voice teachers can use ATM lessons to help their students and share how a Feldenkrais practitioner works with musicians. We will do pre- and post-lesson comparisons with vocalizing and playing.
Elizabeth Blades, DMA, MM, MS, BA is the co-author of Singing With Your Whole Self: A Singer's Guide to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement. She is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Music (Voice) at Shenandoah University, teaching courses in body awareness for musicians.
Samuel H. Nelson, Ph.D., GCFP is the co-author of Singing With Your Whole Self: A Singer's Guide to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement. Sam has worked extensively with vocal and instrumental musicians to enhance and improve their technique, helping them to overcome injuries, perform more comfortably, and play with less effort.
Please note that FGNA holds the right to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a workshop cancellation, attendees will be notified accordingly and given the option to enroll in a different workshop.
Friday, Sep. 28
10AM-12:30PM & 2:30-5:00PM
Practitioners, Trainees, & Public