The Alexander Technique in Movement and Music

About the Course 2018-02-12T14:50:35+00:00

Selma Gokcen, Course Director
Judith Kleinman and Peter Buckoke, Royal College of Music

The charming medieval village of Tereglio, high up in the tree-lined mountains of Northern Italy, provides the perfect setting for a week-long exploration of the Alexander Technique in movement and music.

We welcome musicians from all walks of the art, Alexander Technique teachers and trainees. If you already work with, or are interested in how to work with musicians, this event is tailored to your needs. Musicians will have ample opportunities to receive work and to play in the classes, with the possibility of chamber music readings and musical evenings.

The course teachers are also musicians and have developed specific ways to communicate the principles of the Technique, helping musicians to make the connections with practising and performing. We will explore how the Technique can undo long-standing habits in playing and singing, releasing the powerful flow of energy up along the spine and creating the freedom and ease we all look for in our playing.

This course marries the day-to-day practice of the Alexander work with musical activities, consequently the days will be devoted to group sessions and the evenings to films, song, and musical ensembles.

Each participant will receive four private lessons, in addition to the two daily group activities. We hope that the intensive immersion amidst surroundings of great beauty will yield lasting insights.

We provide gourmet and home-grown food cooked by two husband and wife teams specialising in the local cuisine and there is ample choice for vegetarians as well as omnivores. Lodging is provided by the stunning La Fagiana, a modernised and renovated boutique bed and breakfast as well as selected village houses with guest quarters.

  • Participants will be staying in one of several picturesque houses in the village, including an award-winning hotel¬† La Fagiana. Accommodation will be provided in twin bedded rooms (doubles can be arranged) with breakfast, lunch and dinner at local venues.
  • Single rooms can be arranged upon request.
  • There is free Wi-Fi available at the course venue.
  • The Apennine nature reserve lies on the doorstep of the village, with wonderful walking and river dipping to be found within the area.
  • Participants should plan to arrive on Sunday 2nd September by 18.00 so that the welcome meal in the evening will include everyone.
  • Departure is the morning of Saturday 8th September after breakfast, and by coach.

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