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Feldenkrais for Musicians - a 4 day workshop!
I am beyond excited to be hosting Alice Friedman who will teach a 4 day class of Awareness Through Movement lessons, chosen and organizied for harpists and other musicians. Alice is a practioner and teacher who has taught all over the world, and brings many years of expertise to help us all learn better ways to play.
In many ways, we are the instrument that plays the music - how we move our fingers, and elbows and arms, how we organize our eyes with our hands, how we breathe and hold ourselves at the harp have a great influence on the sound we make. In this week of lessons, we'll learn all kinds of ways to organize ourselves so that we can move easily, stare less, and really hear what we are playing.
It is spring break week, so there are no regular lessons - a time to approach the harp from a position of lying around - who wouldn't like that!
The dates have altered a bit from the original plan - we are now running Monday and Tuesday in Duncan - 1 - 4:30 pm and 9:30 - 1 in Nanaimo on Thursday and Friday Mar 21 and 22.
This is one long workshop, but we are travelling in order to share the commuting with students in both places and in order to get good venues.
Though meant as a 4 day workshop, there will also be a two-day option for Monday and Tuesday only. But if you are at all familiar with Feldenkrais lessons you'll know how inspiring they are, and how great they make your body feel. There is limited room in the Nanaimo ensemble room, so register quickly to reserve a space for you!
Beginner Group Class in Duncan! Starts Jan18th and runs 5 weeks to Feb 15. Registration is $150 for class plus 45 for the book = $195. Harp rental is also available for $40 for 2 months for this class if you don't have a harp. Only 3 rentals available.
Harp start Pedagogy Level 2 begins Jan 18th. You can find a list of materials you need here. on the pedagogy page under workshops menu
Want to teach, but not sure how to start? Or are you an experienced teacher looking for new materials for beginners? Marilyn's students are known for their fine musicianship and great technique - here is how and where it begins.
Class meets approx every 2 weeks from Jan 18th, 2019 to May 24, 2019 for 1 1/4hours. Classes are recorded so you can review and make notes later. There is a wealth of material to cover, continuing Bk 1 where we left off in Dec., and working in both bk and the Songbook with additional exercises and repertoire included.
If you are new to teaching, it is an ideal situation to find at least one student to practice on during the course!
Students are welcome to attend in-person in the Duncan Studio, but most students will be on-line. Interactions and questions work well for small classes using the Zoom platform.
It is recommended that you have taken a Level 1 course before doing level 2. Please email Marilyn if you need to "bend" this rule.
NOTE - as of JAN 17, the class is full - check back for the next run, likely in 2020
Duncan Adult Ensemble - Registration for Sept - June 2018-19. Classes are approximately 2 per month. See calendar page for dates.
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Marilyn is available to teach workshops just about anywhere if the booking is early enough! She taught adults and youth in China last summer, and her students had a wonderful learning experience by all accounts!
"I love these harp day workshops - you're inspiring and comfortable, and I leave energized"