• Microphone 101
  • Alexander Technique

Microphone 101

So you booked the gig! Or you were chosen for the talent show! Or you are getting ready to audition for a band! Knowing the correct way to use a microphone for your voice, (singing or announcing), or for acoustic instruments is the first step (right after knowing your music!), to asuccessful performance. Being comfortable with the microphone will bring a more professional
image and sound to your show. In this workshop, we will sing, talk, and play instruments into a variety of microphones. Each attendee will have time to experiment with holding and adjusting the microphone as well as learning the basic terminology to effectively communicate with a
sound engineer at a performance. The two hour class will conclude with the opportunity to perform one song for the group.

Ages Date Time Class Cost Instructor Register
10+ Saturday, January 27, 2018 10AM-12PM Microphone 101 $80 Terri Jo Jenkins Sign Up
10+ Saturday, March 3, 2018 10AM-12PM Microphone 101 $80 Terri Jo Jenkins Sign Up

What to bring:

  • Your instrument ( voice, guitar, violin, flute, etc. )
  • Back ground track (if you use them) for one song.
  • Printed music (if you use it) for one song. 2 copies.
  • Singers bring water bottle.
  • Electric guitar players, bring own guitar amp.

Bring if you have, but NOT required :

  • Your microphone

Topics will include:

  • Placement of microphone (“The microphone is your friend!”)
  • How to avoid feed back, muffled sound, popping sounds, etc.
  • Balancing with monitors, amps, & instruments on stage.
  • Communicating with the sound engineer.
  • Stage etiquette when working with amplification.

To Register: Email info@danavmusic.com or call our office at 303-974-5586

Location:
Dana V. Music,
901 Front Street, Suite B150,
Louisville, CO 80027

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Alexander Technique

Exploring how to play and sing with more ease

Get Aligned with Molly Kittle!
Dana V. Music students have been truly benefiting from the alignment work for the body that Molly Kittle’s Alexander Technique Workshops have been offering this year. This workshop is a must!

For any instrumentalist or singer, ages 15-Adult.

Each workshop will include fun games, interactive learning, and useful tools for singers and musicians. Great for anyone who wants to perform, practice, sing and play their musical instruments with more ease, consistency, and longevity.

Ages Date Time Class Cost Instructor Register
15+ Sunday, February 11th, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm Alexander Technique $40 Molly Kittle/Darci Balkcom Sign Up
15+ Sunday, March 11th, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm Alexander Technique $40 Molly Kittle/Darci Balkcom Sign Up
15+ Sunday, April 15th, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm Alexander Technique $40 Molly Kittle/Darci Balkcom Sign Up
15+ Sunday, May 6th, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm Alexander Technique $40 Molly Kittle/Darci Balkcom Sign Up

What Is Alexander Work?

Alexander Technique is a practical hands-on study of the principles of coordination, movement, habit, and awareness, furthering the work of FM Alexander. Through light touch and basic anatomical information, this technique helps you to access innate coordination, achieving ease, grace, comfort, strength, and flexibility in your profession or craft, such as instrument playing and performing, as well as in the activities of everyday life. Alexander Technique also works with performance anxiety, injury rehabilitation, and chronic pain. Teachers of the Alexander work help you notice how and when you are working harder then you need, to realize your habitual movement patterns, and learn to make changes on your own.

Who Studies Alexander Work?

Anyone who desires excellence, ease, grace, and joy in every activity of life. Anyone who wants to use him or herself in more efficient and natural ways without the restrictions of habitual movement patterns which cause tension, pain, fatigue, and limit one’s abilities. Teachers work with musicians, singers, gardeners, elderly people, artists, desk-job workers, sportspersons like horseback riders, ice skaters, dancers, and many others.

Molly Kittle
As a teacher, singer, and artist, Molly’s mission is to empower her students and clients with tools to find ease, depth, and freedom in any life activity. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies where she majored in Vocal Performance, Molly encountered the Alexander work. Not only was she inspired by the vocal and expressive freedom she found as a result of studying the technique, she also discovered her passion for working with and helping musicians.
Molly is currently a Contemporary Alexander Alliance Teacher and teaches private lessons at Floorspace Studio in Boulder, CO. Incredibly passionate about movement education and consciousness, Molly strives to connect people to their own greater potential and unique expression.
website: www.mksoundbody.com
 
Darci Balkcom
Darci Balkcom is a singer, Alexander practitioner, and yoga instructor living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Darci teaches voice and Alexander Technique at New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe and privately. She leads workshops in Vocal Health and Chant, Alexander Technique, and Yoga for Vocalists.
Darci is a very passionate educator and performer, constantly furthering her knowledge of the body, mind, voice, and music. She is dedicated to applying principles inspired by the work of F.M. Alexander to all of her teaching.
website: www.bodytunesstudio.com

To Register: Email info@danavmusic.com or call our office at 303-974-5586

Min. Students: 8
Slots Available: 20
Location:
Dana V. Music,
901 Front Street, Suite B150,
Louisville, CO 80027

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