September 23 and November 12: Poised for Performance—Intro to the Alexander Technique with Jeremy Cohn at the Old Town School of Folk Music

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Is your body disconnected from your singing? Do you want fuller, easier breathing? Do you suffer from stage fright? Has poor posture or chronic body tension been getting in the way of your freedom and expression as a vocalist?

The Alexander Technique has helped people connect to their body and breath, to relieve stress, and to reduce unnecessary tension for over a century. It has been used by vocalists as diverse as Sir Paul McCartney, Julie Andrews, Barbara Bonney, and Joni Mitchell. In this introductory workshop, taught by certified teacher Jeremy Cohn, you will learn simple strategies for becoming aware and letting go of habitual tensions which distort your posture, constrict your breathing, and block your expression. You will also learn restorative exercises to help you develop your poise continually in everyday life. Besides group exploration, this workshop will feature the ‘hands-on’ bodywork which is the hallmark of the Alexander Technique. Bring your sense of play and curiosity, and don’t miss the opportunity to experience this work usually available only on the conservatory level! 

Age range of participants: Teenage on Up

Date(s):09/23/2017 Saturday · 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM; or 11/12/2017 Sunday · 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $30 ($28 Old Town School members)

Location: 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL

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