This one-day course open to all musicians and teachers consists of two three-hour sessions (with short breaks between) separated by a one-hour lunch break. Maximum enrollment is 24 participants. There is plenty of time given to embody the materials through practical exercises and explorations, examination of skeletal models and visual aids.
Hour One: Somatics, Senses and Attention— understanding the basic principles of Body Mapping; learning to use the kinesthetic sense; cultivating inclusive awareness
Hour Two: The Places of Balance—recognizing the weight bearing and delivery capacity of the skeleton, finding optimal postural balance and using it to mechanical advantage in singing and playing
Hour Three: The Arm Structure—detailed anatomy and optimal use of the arm structure
Hour Four: The Movement and Structures of Breathing—breathing, articulation, etc.
Hour Five: The Lower Limb—function, structure and size of the leg for optimal movement in music making
Hour Six: Practical Integration of Principles— participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and work with the instructor in a group setting to embody the principles learned in the course; instruction in Constructive Rest and other exercises to improve body awareness
Come join your teachers for the Annual Teacher Recital on January 16, 2016 at Southwood United Church at 7pm.
The Canadian Voice Care Foundation will host a microphone workshop on November 14, 2015. Please see the attached poster for more details.
NATS Calgary will meet on September 20 at 2 p.m. at the home of Katherine Ardo. The meeting will be followed by a potluck. We hope to see many members and anyone interested in joining NATS!
The NATS Calgary Songfest Program 2015 is now available through the link on the Songfest page of this site. Please also find the link below:
The NATS Calgary Teachers’ Fundraising Recital is only 2 weeks away! Thank you to those who have volunteered to be involved so far. We look forward to seeing as many members and new faces as possible. Please remember to invite family, friends and students to this event.
Please find the ticket link here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1071691
Please find the poster/flyer here: NATS Calgary Recital 2015
Music Conference Alberta is happening from October 23-25, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton Alberta. NATS Calgary is very pleased to be sponsoring a Masterclass with Ben Heppner on the Morning of October 25, 2014 at 9:00am. In addition to this Masterclass, there are several other sessions that may be of interest to Teachers of Singing.
Please see the Music Conference Alberta for more information: http://www.musicconferenceab.ca