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Alexander Technique for Performance

Short Study for adults

Introduction

This course is suitable for students and teachers with performance experience. It will introduce the theory and practice of Alexander Technique and explore how it can be applied in a variety of specialisms.

Alexander Technique is an educational process which incorporates hands-on work, movement skills and mindfulness.

It is unique in its emphasis on ‘non-doing’, a process which restores your default settings and eliminates the patterns of habitual interference that prevent us from reaching our potential.

Many performers use the Alexander Technique to support vocal and breathing work, to prevent pain and reduce stress and anxiety.

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • gained knowledge of F.M. Alexander’s theory and practice
  • learned practical uses of the principles for everyday practice
  • learned how to apply the Alexander Technique to your own specialism
  • improved your ability to solve problems and deal with learning blocks

Booking deadline

The deadline for booking the course is

Contact us

If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at lifelong@rcs.ac.uk or 0141 270 8213.

Introduction

This course is suitable for students and teachers with performance experience. It will introduce the theory and practice of Alexander Technique and explore how it can be applied in a variety of specialisms.

Alexander Technique is an educational process which incorporates hands-on work, movement skills and mindfulness.

It is unique in its emphasis on ‘non-doing’, a process which restores your default settings and eliminates the patterns of habitual interference that prevent us from reaching our potential.

Many performers use the Alexander Technique to support vocal and breathing work, to prevent pain and reduce stress and anxiety.

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • gained knowledge of F.M. Alexander’s theory and practice
  • learned practical uses of the principles for everyday practice
  • learned how to apply the Alexander Technique to your own specialism
  • improved your ability to solve problems and deal with learning blocks

Booking deadline

The deadline for booking the course is

Contact us

If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at lifelong@rcs.ac.uk or 0141 270 8213.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 





Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

If you’re looking for an original gift, why don’t you purchase your loved ones a Short Courses gift voucher?

Whether they are interested in dance, drama, music, production or screen, you could treat your friends or family to a fantastic learning experience with us.

Our vouchers come in three values and can be used towards the cost of tuition. You can choose a gift value of £25, £50 or £100.

When you purchase your voucher you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your voucher details attached.

Buy your RCS gift voucher:

Terms and Conditions

Vouchers can be used towards any short course payment. Vouchers must be used in full with no credit notes, exchanges or refunds offered. You cannot split a voucher amount across more than one course. Vouchers will expire by 01 September 2015. You may purchase multiple vouchers. Voucher may be redeemed by one recipient only and are non transferable.



Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone wishing to improve their vocal and breathing work for performing.

Preparing for your course

What to wear

Please wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes to the class. Please also bring a bottle of water with you. There is a cafe bar within the Royal Conservatoire should you need to buy any refreshments.

 

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Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Teaching staff

Lynn MacDonald McLean

20160506_200510Lynn joined the staff at the RCS in 1994 teaching on various courses including the BA (Acting), Opera and Musical Theatre and instrumental courses and more recently Short Courses. She is a mentor on the Transitions 20/40 programme.

A University of Glasgow graduate, Lynn trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in England and is a registered member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. She has for many years run courses around the country and in private tuition.

Over the years she has worked with performers at all stages of their careers and has a particular interest in vocal perfomance, breathing and anxiety.

She is a Scottish Gaelic speaker and singer and divides her time between Islay and Glasgow.

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