A.T. at the Musicians’ Wellness Centre, University of Ottawa

Musicians Wellness A.T. Team: Evan Wise, Leanna Falkenhagen, Francis Caron, brigitte Caron, Mary Ellen Hurd

In the press: Un centre de bien-être pour musiciens inauguré à Ottawa, Ici Ottawa-Gatineau and Le bien-être des musiciens, Le Téléjournal, 4 Oct. 2019, Radio-Canada.ca (in French). New U of O health centre addresses ‘taboo’ of musicians’ pain, Ottawa CBC News, includes “A new wellness centre devoted to the health and wellbeing of musicians,” All in a Day, 6 Oct. 2019, CBC.ca.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

9 am to 12 pm
PAIN AND INJURY PREVENTION FOR MUSICIANS

In the third of three workshops, brigitte Caron will introduce the Alexander Technique which has long been recognized by musicians as a practical and thoughtful way to prevent and heal repetitive strain discomforts and injuries. A.T. efficiently addresses undue tension in the preparation and performance of music. It is considered an integral part of training for high performing artists and schools around the world.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

9am to 4pm (includes a 60-minute lunch break)

INTRODUCTION TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: An inspiring path to challenge music performance anxiety

The Alexander Technique has long been recognized by musicians as a practical and thoughtful way to prevent and heal repetitive strain injuries caused by undue tensions.  However, the indirect but powerful benefit of A.T. practice has been the ability to address issues pertaining to performance anxiety. This key aspect of the practice for musicians has also kept them coming back! The Alexander Technique is an inspired and grounded way to approach musical performance, allowing little space for anxiety to intrude. Join us and experiment with a way that can orient your practice and performance experience in the here and now, where everything is known and can be dynamically explored, modified, enjoyed and shared…not feared.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

INTRODUCTION TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (4 hours)

For the Chœur classique de l’Outaouais.
FULL

Saturday, November 23, 2019

9 am to 12 pm
PAIN AND INJURY PREVENTION FOR MUSICIANS

In the third of three workshops, brigitte Caron will introduce the Alexander Technique which has long been recognized by musicians as a practical and thoughtful way to prevent and heal repetitive strain discomforts and injuries. A.T. efficiently addresses undue tension in the preparation and performance of music. It is considered an integral part of training for high performing artists and schools around the world.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

9:30 am Welcome to the official opening 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Fair OPEN HOUSE

The official opening of the Musicians’ Wellness Centre will be followed by our two-hour fair, which will consist of short lectures, hands-on workshops, and masterclasses taught by a variety of local health professionals, including brigitte Caron for the Alexander Technique. The fair will be an opportunity for musicians to sample different approaches to musicians’ wellness by attending up to two sessions, providing introductory knowledge and practical skills for improving their wellness.