World Voice Day

| March 22, 2011

In conjunction with World Voice Day, NATS-NYC presents

BODY ISSUES/SOMATIC SOLUTIONS:
TOOLS FOR THE SINGING STUDIO

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
CAP21 Studios (6th Floor), 18 W. 18th Street, NYC

Bonnie Draina, Body Mapping
Rebecca Gardiner, Feldenkrais
Suzanne Jackson, Yoga
Anne Waxman, Alexander Technique
Sarah Adams Hoover, Chair

The Workshop

This interdisciplinary workshop will address physical problems encountered in the singing studio from a variety of body-learning disciplines: Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, Feldenkrais, and Yoga.

Four expert somatic educators will present their perspectives on physical impediments to singing including body misalignment, poorly coordinated breathing, global and localized physical tension, and a lack of sensory/kinesthetic awareness.  According to workshop chair Sarah Hoover, “the aim is to introduce the wealth of resources available and to foster the development of a well-equipped studio ‘toolbox,’ rather than espouse one particular disciplinary approach or to give attendees an ‘amuse-bouche’ of this or that discipline.”

Three case studies will be presented.  Clinicians will spend time with each student’s body “issue,” demonstrating a disciplinary approach to resolving the issue.  A round-table discussion will follow.  Attendees are welcome to bring their questions and observations to the discussion.  Resources for learning more about the applications of Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, Feldenkrais, and Yoga to teaching singing will be available.

Space is limited: to reserve a seat, email Sarah Hoover at
sahsing@verizon.net by Thursday, April 14 (payment will be collected at the door).  Space permitting, additional seats will be available at the door. The workshop is free to NATS-NYC members, $10 for students with a valid ID, $25 for all others (includes a complimentary membership to NATS-NYC through October 2011).  Visit www.nats-newyorkcity.org for further information and directions.