Rhythmical Structures & Expressive Performance
MUSIC STUDENTS PROGRAM
The thing to do in order to free individual forms of expression is winning over fears and anxieties, preconceived ideas and self-imposed limits. The Alexander Technique sessions deal with these elements on the base of an individual and holistic perspective.
Moreover, the Technique can highlight pitfalls of a study session, and can help finding appropriate strategies to overcome difficulties and to prevent pain and aches.
I developed a program based on the alternation of individual and group sessions.
Group classes challenge coordination and show clearly how strict is the connection between proprioception and rhythm while the individual work is a rigorous Alexander Technique lesson followed by a session with the instrument.
The results of my method are: empowered expressiveness, a fine quality of attention and constance in the presence, freedom and lightness in playing.
Besides teaching at Schools and Academies, I give private courses in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and in Urbino, Italy.
The body awareness course by Prof. Delaney has allowed me to experience the fascinating relationship between music and body, music and movement, imagination, creativity, and improvisation. I was able to experience synesthesia, multi-and inter-sensory experiences in relation to myself and my classmates. Body, rhythm, voice, silence, dance, feelings, feelings, fantasy ... everything was integrated into a single set of strength, vitality, energy. Really a memorable, formative, rewarding experience.
Matilde Pirazzini, Jazz dept.
Conservatorio "B. Maderna", Cesena, Italy
Since the first time, I always felt great—during and after lesson.
Kathleen makes me feel at ease and comfortable from the beginning and this allows an easier and more natural understanding of the correct posture.
I like especially that my body movement directions are read very precisely, so every time I do an unpredicted mistake I always get a clear explanation and I can fix the problem immediately.
Alessandro Ambrosi, Accordion Master Student,
Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen