Alexander Technique for Musicians

INS 400
Alexander Technique for Musicians

July 6-10, 2020 / Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Room: OSL 101

Katie Fittipaldi, AmSAT, instructor

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of the Alexander Technique, an educational method used by musicians worldwide to enhance practice and performance, prevent injuries and pain, and to overcome performance anxiety. The course includes:

  • 21 hours of class time to explore Alexander Technique principles in a safe, fun, and engaging atmosphere
  • many opportunities to apply Alexander Technique to practicing and performing
  • 3 private lessons, tailored to your interests and needs

The Alexander Technique is an effective tool to identify and eliminate faulty patterns of thinking and movement that may be preventing musicians from achieving their fullest potential. Enrollment limited to 6 students.


Housing and meals are not included in course tuition. On-campus student housing at the Eastman Student Living Center is available for an additional fee of $84/night, which includes 3 meals daily in the Dining Center. Participants staying off-campus may also purchase individual meals at the Dining Center. Information about housing and area hotels can be found here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, July 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Friday, July 10 at 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 30
$635 / noncredit     CRN 20280
$1,730 / 1 credit     CRN 20299

“As an experienced performer I found the Alexander Technique summer intensive at Eastman to be very valuable to my continued musical growth. The welcoming atmosphere and forgiving environment encouraged me to experiment, make mistakes, and incorporate the concepts immediately into my playing and teaching” – 2019 participant

Click HERE to register

Read our blog: A Wonderful Week of Alexander Technique! Reflections from the 2017 Summer Intensive