Well Musician Online Summer Course

Well Musician Summer School

I’m delighted and excited to invite you to join us in our

Well Musician Online Summer Course: Feldenkrais for Musicians from the 17-20th August.

I’ll be joined by two fabulous Musican/Feldenkrais colleagues, Niall O’Riordan, and Anita Fenoughty. Between us we cover wind, strings, brass and voice!

We’ve put together a programme thinking about Stage Presence, Anxiety in Performance, as well as Practise Strategies, to look at common problems we face in the different disciplines.

Each day will have a morning and afternoon group Feldenkrais lesson as well as presentations on the different subjects, and/or inclusive masterclasses.

If you can’t make it to every session, you’ll have access to the recordings to make up or re-listen in your own time!
Do invite anyone you think might be interested, and registration is via the link below.


Daily from Monday 17th to Thursday 20th August

2pm – 4:30pm and 5:30pm – 8pm BST

9am – 11:30am and 12:30 – 3pm EDT

Price £50


(The price includes recordings of the sessions, in case you can’t make them all, and we’re offering a small discount for any current students at a UK music college & ISM and MU members)

Register by following this link


Anita, Emma, and Niall are both professional musicians and Feldenkrais teachers. They bring a wealth of experience with them, understanding the pressures of standing in front of an audience and performing at the highest level, whatever the situation, complexities of singing or playing an instrument, and how the physical self can get in the way of performing to our optimum.

Faculty

ANITA MORRISON: VOICE

An Alumna of the GSMD and National Opera Studio, Anita’s performing career spanned opera, oratorio and lieder. She is particularly known for her teaching of trebles and was awarded an Honorary ARSCM in 2017 in recognition of her outstanding work in this area. She also teaches choral scholars at Cambridge University and is a vocal coach to The London Symphony Chorus. An intrinsic belief in the importance of good body use led Anita to train as a Feldenkrais Practitioner.  She has given Feldenkrais workshops for singers at the GSMD, Leeds College of Music and for Voice Workshop and the British Voice Association

NIALL O’RIORDAN: FLUTE

Irish flutist Niall O’Riordan enjoys an international career as soloist and teacher. Since 2011 has been mentored by Sir James Galway, and in 2014 he was awarded the Rising Star award by Galway at the Galway International Flute Festival (where Niall has also taught Feldenkrais classes since 2012). A certified Feldenkrais Method practitioner, he is recognised for his holistic approach to flute playing and teaching; drawing inspiration from psychology, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), yoga, metaphysics and visualisation. He has published two successful Feldenkrais audio learning programmes for flautists, and is a regular contributor for PAN magazine and the Journal of the British Flute Society.

EMMA ALTER: VIOLA/VIOLIN

Emma brings with her over two decades experience of professional performance at a world class level, playing with Academy of Ancient Music, Gabrieli Consort, English Baroque Soloists (amongst many others), alongside a pedagogical practice of teaching violin and viola to both children and adults for over twenty years. 

She is the regular Feldenkrais Teacher for the Musicians Union. She has taught at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, bringing her brand of pedagogy to how to use Feldenkrais to become better performers and musicians.

Anita Morrison: Voice
Niall O’Riordan: Flute
Emma Alter: Viola/Violin

I felt my playing so much free-er at the end of the session, compared to the beginning, and the sound was transformed! And I felt much more openness in my shoulders and arms. Amazing. Thank you very much. “