What is Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to change habits and ensure minimum effort and strain in our everyday activities. It may help you prevent and overcome back problems, neck pain, and body tension to improve practice and performance and is complementary to osteopathy and chiropractic.
Please arrive no later than 9:30AM to register.
30 minutes: Introduction, overview of the basics of Alexander Technique.
30 minutes: Lying on the floor (relaxation and body-awareness) with verbal directions from instructor. Participants should bring a mat to lie on for comfort if possible. They should also bring a few paperback books for a head rest, measuring 4”-5” (8-10cm) total thickness when stacked together.
30 minutes: Group work exploring sitting posture, demonstration and working with individuals.
BREAK 20 minutes
90 minutes: Working with instruments. We will start working as a whole group and then change to working with individuals. A piano will be provided for pianists.
Number of participants: up to 12.
Cost: £35 per person.
Janet studied the violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London and qualified in 1975. Her musical training, followed by fours years’ experience teaching the violin in schools, led her to realise the importance of posture and relaxation while playing.
After eighteen-months of private lessons in the Alexander Technique, she took a standard three-year teachers’ training course at Alexander Teaching Associates in London.
Since qualifying to teach the Technique in 1986, she has worked mainly at her Chester Alexander Technique Studio and has taught hundreds of pupils from Cheshire, Wirral, Liverpool, and North Wales. She enjoys working with children and teenagers as well as with adults, is experienced with groups and individuals and has taught the Technique at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Janet still teaches the violin and you can visit her violin website www.chesterviolin.co.uk.
To reserve a place on the workshop, please visit:-
Website: www.blackpark.org.uk or
Telephone: (01691) 778800
Text to: 07746 803457.
For any other information, please enquire below:-
Janet Pinder-Emery MSTAT, PGCE, GRSM
27 Gladstone Road
CH1 4BZ 01244 377955