Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Technique’

BAPAM November Training Day Programme

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Our November 19th Training Event focusses on Long Term Health Issues Affecting Performing Artists with presentations covering:

Sensory Motor Release (GP/Physio)

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation of Disabled, Elderly and Multi-talented Performers (Rheumatologist)

Chronic Pain (Rheumatologist)

Ageing and Performance Q&A with Gabrielle Hamilton (actor), Fergus Early (dancer) and Catherine Butler Smith (musician)

Plus, performing arts medicine practitioners can learn from and with professional musicians in two practical sessions with violinist (and Alexander Technique teacher), Ron Colyer, and clarinettist, Andrew Roberts.

Click here to download the programme

Please note this event is now fully booked.

Attendees should come to the main reception of:

Franklin-Wilkins Building
Stamford Street

Venue information:

Well-being for Cellists

Friday, March 4th, 2011


Click on the  image for the event flyer.

The London Cello Society‘s Well-being for Cellists workshop takes place on Sunday 13th March 2011 at the Royal Academy of Music. Expert presenters,  Katherine Butler (Preventing Hand Injuries), Selma Gocken (Alexander Technique), Erika Klemperer (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and Felicity Vincent (Pilates Method) discuss:

How do we play our instrument in harmony with our design?

How can we take advantage of the wonderful natural coordination we possess as human beings?

How can we pass on to our students the knowledge that will prevent injuries?

What are the emotional challenges of our profession and how do they affect our well-being?

The event costs £50 or just £25 for students/concessions with a 25% discount for LCS members.

Click here for more information and to book your place.

Alexander Technique with Dorothea Magonet

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Dorethea Magonet, an Alexander Technique teacher on our Directory of Practitioners who works with many music students and performing artists, has just launched her new web site:

Dorothea offers free consultations and low fee lessons for performing artists who are BAPAM clients. To find out how to arrange this, register with us by calling the clinic on 020 7404 8444.

Alexander Technique with Hilary King

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

All performing artists can benefit from improving their posture, poise and wellbeing. Hilary King, an Alexander Technique teacher working with  actors, dancers and musicians has organised this introductory workshop and short  course, starting on 18th September:

Introductory Workshop and Short Course

In Aid of UNICEF Pakistan Flood Children’s Appeal

£25 Minimum ~ Workshop Fees will be Donated & Added to by Gift Aid

Saturday 18 September ~ 2.0pm – 4.30pm

Small Group max 6 ~ so it is essential to enrol in advance

As the group is small, you will be able to experience some individual hands-on work with an experienced teacher.

  • Experiential Games
  • Demonstrations and Discussion
  • Hands-on Work
  • Refreshments Organic / Fairtrade

You will be asked to lie on the floor and to take your shoes off.  Please wear loose trousers and comfortable clothing without hoodies.

Reduced rate 1:1 Follow-up Lesson is available to participants

Short Introductory Course ~ £60

Linked to the UNICEF Workshop, which could also form the first session of this

4 week Introductory Course:

Saturdays (18), 25 September, 2, 9 October ~ 2.0 – 4.0pm

A separate fee is required for the extra 3 sessions, which are not part of the fund-raising.

Book Workshop & Course Together ~ £75

(£25 still goes to UNICEF)

This course offers you a cost-effective way to extend your learning of the Technique and is only available to participants of the UNICEF Workshop or a previous Intro Workshop.

Further Information and Booking:

Book Workshop & Course Together ~ £75

(£25 still goes to UNICEF)

Alexander Technique for Musicians

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Alexander Technique is a ‘self-help’ technique that can help musicians reduce unnecessary tension, improve posture and playing technique, and alleviate pain.

Jane Gregory brought our attention to the expanded section for musicians on her website. Jane teaches Alexander Technique to students and staff at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. You’ll find two fascinating and useful articles (aimed at bass guitarists and drummers but applicable to all musicians), presenting easy, practical advice based on the Alexander Technique.

BAPAM’s Directory of Practitioners can help you find an Alexander Technique teacher in your area. Performing artists registered with BAPAM are eligible for reduced price sessions with many practitioners, including Jane Gregory.

Guitar Technique and Ergonomics Sessions

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Paul Sogaard’s tutorial sessions here at BAPAM address common technical issues faced by guitarists, such as:

Correct guitar ergonomics
Techniques to overcome anxiety in performance
Application of Alexander Technique to the guitar

The nest sessions are on Saturday 28th November
1 hour one to one session: £45

Please call us on 020 7404 8444 more for more information