Integrative Alexander Technique for Singers
The TVF Online Foundations Course
What: A 15-part self-guided online course that focuses on practical ways to integrate the Alexander Technique into your singing, practicing and performing to sing with more freedom, ease and joy!
For: Singers, voice teachers and performers of ALL ages, genres and skill levels
Teachers: TVF Academy Faculty – Peter Jacobson, Eleni Vosniadou, Michael Hanko, Molly Kittle & Darci Balkcom
(Certified Teachers of the Alexander Technique)
All registrants get lifetime access to course materials (including downloadable audios, which are great for commutes!)
Tuition Fee: $295
Does body tension limit what’s possible with your voice?
Have you heard of the Alexander Technique and are curious how it can help your singing?
Have you studied the Alexander Technique in the past and are looking for a refresher?
Are you a voice teacher looking for some new holistic tools & ideas to share with your students?
Are you hungry for something fresh & new to inspire you?
A Proven & Natural Approach to Singing with Freedom
This course is a 15-part crash-course/deep-dive in Integrative Alexander Technique and the Total Vocal Freedom approach!
Over the past 5 years nearly 1,000 singers from around the globe have participated in our programs and learned how to use TVF principles (based in part of the world-famous Alexander Technique) to improve the quality of their singing and performing.
In this introductory online course, you will do the same, building a solid foundation for lasting vocal freedom.
You will learn how to integrate (hence the word “Integrative”) simple and practical tools into your singing to help you reliably access a free body and your best voice.
This course is designed to be a user-friendly guide to freeing the human body. (Or: “Essential-Information-That-You-Probably-Didn’t-Learn-In-Your-Musical-Training!”)
This course contains over 15 hours of valuable material and has to possibility to create deep and long-lasting positive changes in your singing, performing and life.
Singers, voice teachers & performers of ALL ages, genres & skill levels are welcome to join.
The only requirement is a desire to learn & grow!
What You’ll Learn
Here are some of the main themes we’ll be exploring together over our 3 weeks together:
Integrative Alexander Technique
Learn how to skillfully integrate the ground-breaking discoveries of F.M. Alexander into your singing and performing.
Even though it may not look this way, the freedom you seek is already available inside you. You’ll learn the “keys” that will help unlock your innate freedom.
We are whole beings. Every part of us is connected to everything else. Recognizing this fact will have tremendous positive implications for your singing.
Quality of Movement = Quality of Sound
Singing is movement so the quality of our movement determines the quality of our sound. Learn how constructive thinking serves as the fuel for quality movement and healthy vocal sounds.
Posture & Alignment
Two necessary ingredients for healthy singing are a comfortable, natural singing posture and a well-aligned body. Learn the posture/alignment ideas that help and the ones that hurt.
Because of our upright bipedal nature, balance is a primary concern for human beings. Knowing the 6 main points of balance will help you create a sense of security and confidence in your body making it much easier to move and sing with freedom.
Learn a simple understanding of breathing, one that focuses on anatomical truths and the primary role of our thinking and overall body coordination in determining the quality of breathing.
Body-Mapping is a process by which we align our ideas of our body (which are sometimes inaccurate) with the actual truth of the design. The result? Greater freedom and ease.
Integrated Performing is about weaving together the inner and outer world of the performer into one unified experience, what Frank Pierce Jones called, “The Unified Field of Attention.” Integrated Performing creates the conditions for deep and impactful music-making.
Connection Over Perfection
We’ve found that when you make connection your primary concern (instead of perfection) the quality of the musical experience improves for everyone involved.
Less Fear, More Joy
Our students report that they experience less fear and more joy in their singing and performing by applying the principles you’ll learn in this course.
What the Course Includes
One you register you’ll have instant access to:
- 15 x 1-hour classes
- Detailed class summaries
- Streaming video & audio for all classes
- Downloadable audios for on-the-go learning!
- Bonus Content – valuable audio, video and written content to supplement your learning
NOTE: We offer a digital certificate of completion to any course participant who completes 2 basic requirements: watching/listening to all 15 classes and writing a short reflection afterwards describing what you learned in the course.
Meet Your Instructors
The course will be co-taught by the TVF Academy Faculty, who are all highly-trained musicians and certified teachers of the Alexander Technique:
- Darci Balkcom
- Michael Hanko
- Peter Jacobson
- Molly Kittle
- Eleni Vosniadou
Feedback From Our Students
“Your three week course on the Alexander Technique exceeded my expectations!!”
The pace, the content, the delivery, the practical application without being there, the warmth, the professionalism….I could go on and on!! I looked forward to class each day and only had to miss two of them. I had only dabbled a bit in the Alexander Technique and this course was so very timely for me. Everything you taught was of use to me and I believe the big “ah ha’s” were the precise body mapping and how EVERYTHING works together all of the time. I knew bits and pieces of anatomy but certainly not to this degree. The third week of the course was especially good because of the application. Such a well designed course and the price was such a deal for all of us!! My hope is to attend a conference LIVE one day soon and continue exploring. I cannot think of anything to improve the course that you offered…just excellent!!”
Molly Huffman – Conductor, Singer
“My experience in the course was very positive…”
I feel very fortunate to have discovered this course in time to join. I had been looking for some type of professional development class, and had anticipated that it would have been more oriented to pedagogical topics. I was thrilled to find an introduction to the Alexander Technique, that was so immediately accessible and applicable to my singing, teaching and general well-being.”
Rachel Stoddard – Singer & Voice Teacher
“I appreciate how every instructor created a safe space for exploration…”
“…and how everyone in class supported one in another during our daily explorations. I loved the conversation about YES plans. I feel it can be so easy for us, as people, to be so critical of ourselves. We can spend so much time focusing on what we don’t want, what we don’t like and what isn’t good enough. By spending more time focusing on body awareness and allowing our body and mind to align with the YES in us, it resets a negative focus. It allows us to be one with ourselves. Having the opportunity to take this class brought me back to connecting with the oneness in me. I always felt much more centered, relaxed, and joyfully aware after every class. Thank You for this class. I know all of these tools will make me a better teacher and performer.”
Molly Rahe-Randall – Singer & Voice Teacher
“I was expecting to learn about body posture and alignment techniques in the Foundations course, but it offered so much more than that!”
“The course brought together a community of both singers and teachers in an affirming way to not only learn about how the body functions as a whole and how the every part of the body works together to support the movement of singing but how the mere act of thinking in a positive way can free up your singing! I finished each class feeling energized and excited put each nugget of information we received to use.”
Margot Hamilton – Voice Teacher
The course tuition fee is $295.