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Elements of Alexander Technique: Discovering a Natural Approach to String Playing

Elements of Alexander Technique: Discovering a Natural Approach to String Playing By NAfME Member Tomas Cotik Article originally published on The Strad   Dr. Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to the method and demonstrates techniques and exercises. This article covers a wide array of techniques and simple ways in which performers of all levels can achieve a more natural approach to instrumental playing by improving ease and freedom of movement. Practicing these exercises will refine and heighten kinesthetic sensitivity offering the performer a control which is fluid and lively, enhancing…

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Arthur Murray Dance Centers—Boston Donates $2,200 to Give a Note Foundation

Media Contact:Jane Mell BalekGive a Note Foundation(703) 860-4000 ext. 228Janeb@giveanote.org Arthur Murray Dance Centers—Boston Donates $2,200 to Give a Note Foundation  Arthur Murray Dance Centers—Boston Dances for Music Education   RESTON, Va. (February 16, 2017) – In January, the Boston area Arthur Murray Dance Centers hosted their annual Teach-a-Thon, a dance marathon to raise money for selected charities. For the second year, Give a Note was one of the chosen foundations to benefit from the event. Decked out in their favorite dancing attire, participants young and old came together and raised $2,200 for…

Music Education through a Montessori Lens: Every Child Has Musical Potential

Music Education through a Montessori Lens Every Child Has Musical Potential By NAfME Member Sarah Burns   The perception of the Montessori approach to education is often fraught with misconceptions. It is stereotyped as an unstructured place of freedom where undisciplined children run amok and do whatever they want with little thought to academic subjects. This description could not be further from the truth! When I first walked into a local Montessori center as its music specialist I was transported into a school setting unlike any with which I had…

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