Alexander Technique featured at RVC Sept. 29

Sept. 29, there will be a workshop and master class for students of Rock Valley College (RVC) about the Alexander Technique, led by Dr. Philip Schalow, certified instructor of the Alexander Technique, according to RVC Music Department Chairman Michael Beert.

Continuing a long history of rich educational opportunities, the Alexander Technique at RVC provides students access to a system that facilitates learning and performing by reducing unnecessary tension.

“Our students have gained a lot of experience in performing, and the Alexander Technique gives them that edge to make a fine performance a really great performance,” Beert said.

The value of the Alexander Technique has been recognized in such diverse areas as early childhood education, rehabilitation and pain centers, and the performing arts.

There will be two workshops—9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., in the Woodward Technology Center, room 117. The master class will begin at 3 p.m. in the Educational Resource Center-Performing Arts Room. The public is invited to each session.

Dr. Schalow is the owner of 1st Step Chiropractic, Rockford’s only center for the NUCCA procedure for correcting the atlas misalignment. He has been studying and teaching the Alexander Technique since 1979. For more information, call (815) 398-4500.

from the Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2007, issue

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