Alexander Technique: Weekend Intensive for Musicians and Music Educators

UPDATE (June 2, 2023): This class has been CANCELLED for Summer 2023. We are no longer accepting registrations.

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Alexander Technique: Weekend Intensive for Musicians and Music Educators
July 7-9, 2023 / Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Room: OSL 101

Katie Fittipaldi, AmSAT

We are offering Alexander Technique classes in two formats this summer: an in-person weekend intensive and a six-week online workshop. This listing describes the in-person intensive. For information about the online workshop, click here.

Are you interested in learning how to access more ease, creativity, expression, clarity, and JOY in your playing, singing, or teaching? How to stay calm, cool, and connected while practicing, performing, auditioning, conducting an ensemble, or even just in your music lesson? How to make mistakes and recover with resilience? How to prevent or recover from an injury? The Alexander Technique is for you!

Taught by AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique instructor Katie Fittipaldi (Eastman School of Music), this weekend intensive 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 overcome performance anxiety.

Learn how to identify and repurpose unhelpful habits and patterns in order to unlock your fullest potential while in a positive, kind, and supportive atmosphere.

This course includes 13 hours of class time and 1 individual 30-minute lesson tailored to your interests and needs. Enrollment limited to 6 students.

9-12 Class
12-1 Lunch
1-3 Class

9-12 Class
12-1 Lunch
1-4 Individual Lessons

9-12 Class
12-1 Lunch
1-2 Class
2:30-3  Informal Performance

This institute is designed as a residential program; participants may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center. The housing cost includes three meals per day. Note that housing space is limited this year; please reserve early once you have confirmed you will attend. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: class begins Friday, July 7 at 9 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: informal performance, Sunday, July 9, 2:30-3 p.m.

Professional Development Hours:  15
$300 / noncredit (institute tuition only)
$840 / tuition with housing and meals

“This course exceeded my expectations. It was one of the best courses I have taken in all of my years of schooling. There were so many exercises presented that apply not only to practice and performing, but to life in general. Katie Fittipaldi was an excellent instructor!” – 2021 Alexander Technique participant

Read our blog: Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Alexander Technique 2023