Pedro de Alcantara – Music workshops (archived)
Come learn with Pedro de Alcantara Alexander teacher, musician and author.
Pedro offers a depth of experience as a professional musician combined with extensive experience in the physical and emotional coaching. Pedro will be teaching some of the practical procedures he has developed and documented in his books.
Music focused workshops
Workshop 1: Singing, Awareness and the Alexander Technique
Monday 19 May 2-4pm
We’ll perform a series of exercises to help you sense the connection between the sounds you make in singing and your frame of mind. We’ll touch upon breathing, your awareness of mouth and throat, the friendship between vowels and consonants, and your commitment to the “here, now” as you sing.
Workshop 2: Listening: The Awareness of Sound
Tuesday 20 May 2-4pm
Enhance your aural connection to your instrument and audience
We’ll consider two modes of listening (“acquisitive” and “receptive”) and we’ll do several practical exercises to enhance your aural connection with your instrument and your audience, increasing your capacity to respond and perform constructively and creatively.
Workshop 3: Freedom in the Performance of Music
A workshop for musicians – conductors, instrumentalists, and singers of any background
Wednesday 21 May 9am- 4pm
Based on Pedro’s two books Indirect Procedures and Integrated Practice (Oxford University Press).
Great musicians often refer to peak performing experiences as: I became the music, the music became me. This workshop will help you integrate body & mind with music itself, so that instead of “playing music” you’ll “become the music.” Bring an instrument or your voice, and be ready to perform something for us: an exercise, a piece or a section of a piece, an improvisation, or anything that you wish to work on in your search for freedom.
Copies of each or both books will be available in advance.
Additional special event we hope all workshop people can come along – special entry price for workshop participants.
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or call Greg Holdaway on 0408 257 174.
Time and Date
May 19, 2014 - 2pm to 4pm
May 20, 2014 - 2pm to 4pm
May 21, 2014 - 9am to 4pm
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