The Transformative Power of the Feldenkrais Method® for Musical Performance
This workshop explores the practicalities of bringing a transformative practice including Functional Integration® and Awareness Through Movement® lessons to pianists and other musicians. A structural-functional approach can transform an injury into an opportunity for growth and mastery, a neurological disorder into a well-organized, skeletally intentional musical gesture, and disparate notes, produced by segmented movements, into flowing, expressive melodic waves of color that emanate from an unbroken kinematic chain within the performer’s self.
A lecture will be presented, followed by a demonstration lesson with a performer, followed by an ATM® lesson designed around movements unique to instrumental performance. For musicians and practitioners interested in working with musicians. You are encouraged to bring an instrument!
Curious? Further explore this topic by reading Alan's recent article in our public newsletter, SenseAbility, "Body Awareness, Musical Performance, and Artistic Rejuvenation."
Alan Fraser (Hawaii '92) has written four books on piano technique and the Feldenkrais Method. He works with pianists and other musicians bringing the functionality of ATM and FI® lessons to the practical realities of performing, and he leads an active performing career in Europe and North America.
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.
Saturday, Sep. 29
Practitioners, Trainees, & Public