January 2023 – Alexander Technique for UVic “Business of Music” Class

Heather Walker will be presenting an introductory talk on the Alexander Technique to the University of Victoria “Business of Music” classes. Theses talks will take place on Tuesday January 17th, 2023 for two different groups of students that are a mix of music and business students. The Alexander Technique can be used for anyone – from postural awareness at a computer to avoiding strain & injury while practicing an instrument. Careers in music are well known to be highly stressful with many people developing repetitive strain injuries, so the Alexander Technique is particularly well known throughout the music performance world, especially in Europe. Many high level schools like the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (U.K.), Juilliard School (New York), Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (U.K.), and Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) both recognize the importance of the Alexander Technique and have teachers on staff. Heather will discuss some basic principles of the technique, and some ways students can start to bring awareness and change to their daily movement habits.

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