According to the Children’s Society, the happiness and wellbeing of children in the UK has been in decline for a decade. Parents are naturally concerned.

This online course – Discover Musical Wellbeing – will empower young people to look after themselves both in their music-making and beyond. The course is based on the principles of the Alexander Technique which is used by music conservatoires worldwide to promote the mental and physical health of their students.

 Fun and engaging activities will help your child:
- avoid aches and pains when playing
- deal with stress, anxiety and stage fright
- discover principles of natural movement
- explore efficient learning and practice techniques

 
The course is suitable for young musicians (violin, cello or piano) aged 11-18 of any standard. It takes place over three days between Mon 26th and Wed 28th Oct 2020 during the October half-term. The course consists of three 90 min group sessions over three consecutive days (4.5 hours total) at different times depending on your child’s instrument. Times (GMT) are as follows:
young violinists: 0930 – 1100
young cellists: 1130 – 1300
young pianists: 1400 – 1530

The different group sessions are tailor-made to the challenges of each instrument. Learning will take place over the Zoom online platform. All instructional materials will be available to students at the end of the course.

Fees
Early bird rate: only £50 before 30 September 2020! After that, the cost increases to £60. BSI members get £5 off, making the early bird rate only £45!

Application
To secure a place for your child, please visit: 

https://www.alexandertechniquebristol.co.uk/courses/

 
About the Course Instructor

Henry Fagg runs the Alexander Technique programme at Junior Trinity conservatoire and has over a decade’s experience working with young people in music conservatoires and on summer courses such as Young Grittleton. "Henry has a gentle and practical approach with wide perceptions and knowledge. Very helpful indeed." Tamaki Higashi, violinist of the Villiers Quartet.

Categories: Cello, Piano, Violin, Virtual
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