Events

Fall Workshop

Pamela Bartlett Alexander Technique FM Alexander with children

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration $80 by October 1
(Registrations received after October 1 will be accepted as space allows.)

Brown Bag Lunch
Faculty: Pamela Bartlett & Ruth Rootberg

The Alexander Technique Amherst One-Day Workshop is designed for students who wish to spend a day deepening their practice and understanding of the Alexander Technique in the company of others who share an interest and enthusiasm for the work.

The morning will be spent exploring practical skills such as monkey and chair turns. We’ll work with the anatomical and mechanical understanding of these basic everyday movements and practice the art of carrying out your intention to move while inhibiting, directing, and maintaining awareness of your whole self.

After a brown bag lunch together, the afternoon will be your choice. Send us your ideas when you register (use the box for “Order Notes” under “Additional Information” when checking out), and we’ll tailor activities to suit your interests. Or, choose something that day and watch us use our tools of inhibition and the means-whereby to invent on the spot!

This workshop size is limited to a small group, so register now to save your place.

Feel Better, Play Better

Pam Bartlett, Alexander Technique Bee on a flower

Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$45.00

Playing With Ease and Enjoyment:

A Workshop for String Players

Alexander Technique for Musicians

In this workshop for string players, you will:

  • Find more enjoyment and ease in playing
  • Learn new strategies to solve playing problems
  • Make your warm-up time more enjoyable and more helpful
  • Learn ways to help your students play with less tension and avoid injury

You are your first instrument! Your mindset and the way you approach your instrument each day can affect your practice, rehearsals, and performance. Together, we’ll work with the principles of the Alexander Technique as they apply to playing stringed instruments, try out specific ideas for warm-ups (with and without the instrument), and even learn how to take more effective breaks. There will also be some time to explore individual questions and interests.

This workshop will benefit anyone who wishes for more ease, comfort, and enjoyment in their playing, whether or not you’ve had any prior experience with the Alexander Technique.

*These workshops are not affiliated with NCMC. To register, contact Pam Bartlett directly.

Freedom to Make Music Conference

Pam Bartlett, Alexander Technique - dead flowers in winter

March 23 – 25, 2018

I will be presenting a workshop at the Freedom to Make Music conference in New York City, along with lots of other great teachers! Information and registration can be found in the link below!

Click here for more information about Freedom to Make Music

Posture and Movement Class

Pamela Bartlett Alexander Technique lesson carrying something up stairs

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM, beginning February 21, 2018

Series of 4 classes paid ahead: $50
Single class: $15

Find the ease you thought you’d forgotten!

When we were young, movement felt easy and fun. We had naturally upright balance and poise, and didn’t have to worry about posture. Aging, and the demands of adult life bring real physical changes, but can also bring limiting ideas and habits of movement that affect how we feel.

The good news is that we can regain some of the freedom in movement that we once enjoyed!

In this hour-long Alexander Technique group class, we’ll explore:

  • How our thinking affects our movement
  • How the Alexander Technique can help you improve balance, posture and breathing
  • How to be more comfortable in everyday activities, such as sitting and walking
  • How the Alexander Technique can help you approach your piano playing, dancing, running, driving, singing, or any other skilled activity with better coordination and enjoyment
  • How to take “constructive rest” breaks to calm the nervous system and feel refreshed

This class is open to all levels. You can attend for a series or drop in. I’ll be available for 15 minutes after each class to answer questions about the Alexander Technique.

For current research on the Alexander Technique:
www.amsatonline.org/research

Booking ahead is recommended
Contact Pam Bartlett for payment options

Alexander Technique Amherst Weekend Course 2018

Pamela Bartlett Alexander Technique - River

Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

Series of 4 classes paid ahead: $50
Single class: $15

Led by Ruth Rootberg and Pamela Bartlett, the Alexander Technique Amherst Summer Weekend Course offers an in-depth experience to deepen your practice of the Alexander Technique. If you register by April 20, you’ll be eligible for early-bird pricing! All details are included in the link below. If you have any questions, you can contact Pam.

Click here to download the brochure

Free Information Session about the Alexander Technique

Pam Bartlett, Alexander Technique - Wooded trail in fall

Saturday, March 16, 2021

Come to this free information session and learn how the Alexander Technique can help you!

For more information contact Pam Bartlett

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