AT Singing is short for Alexander Technique Singing.
The Alexander Technique (AT) was created to bring ease and freedom to the human voice.
At the turn of the 20th century, AT was created by an Australian actor, F.M. Alexander, to alleviate vocal problems he experienced while performing. Doctors declared there was nothing medically wrong, so Alexander surmised there must be something functionally wrong with what he did while performing. After several years of self-study, Alexander discovered patterns of habitual excess tension that were exaggerated during performance and led to his chronic laryngitis. Upon further exploration he found that by inhibiting those habitual patterns and directing himself to new and better use, he was able to find life-long vocal freedom and ease.
His recovery was so impressive that several of the doctors he had consulted earlier persuaded him to teach others what he had learned. After decades of teaching, he began to teach others how to be teachers of his method themselves. They named his method the Alexander Technique.
Over a hundred years since its founding, the success of AT in finding freedom and ease in vocal production has inspired teachers and students alike to use its central tenants to bring freedom and ease to the greater range of human activity: from every day activities like walking, sitting at your desk, and standing to sports, the performing arts, and recovery from physical ailments.
AT Singing returns to the original intent of the technique to find ease and freedom in the human voice.
Summer NYC Intensive: The Foundations of Singing (Breath, Dynamic Body Alignment /Posture, & Articulation)
August 4-17 2019
Take your singing to the next level in time for the beginning of a new school year and performance season. Limited to 15 singers, this program provides the in depth (two private lessons per day and two group lessons per day) and breadth (eleven days of instruction) to begin to change some of your most deeply ingrained habits in your thinking, body use, and voice, and the connections between them.
Thanks to underwriting by a generous anonymous donor, this program is being offered with largely subsidized scholarships for any student admitted into the program.
Application Deadline: May 1st
No Application Fee
Fall NYC Intensive: Full Body Singing
October 4-6 2019
The Full Body Singing workshop is designed for singers 18+ as an intensive introduction of the Alexander Technique to your singing process.
As singers we enter the practice room every day with an idea of how to improve our technique. Countless hours are spent "releasing our head, neck, tongue, lips and jaw", "inhaling with ease", "grounding our body", "finding the mask", and on and on. In order to make change, we are often charged with the task of undoing long held habits.
The Alexander Technique is one of the most effective methods for releasing long held habits that no longer serve you. Learn how to apply it directly to your singing process so that you can realize your full potential as a singer and artist.
Application Deadline: September 1st
No Application Fee