LEARNING TO LEARN: What is the Feldenkrais® Method and How can it be Applied to Vocal Learning?
With Robert Sussuma
Thursday 17th February at 5-7pm (UK time)

This course will be recorded and sent out to all pre-registered participants to watch in their own time.
Due to licensing laws, we are unable to sell this course retrospectively.

Course Details

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), the eponymous creator of the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education, was a Physicist and Engineer, Martial Artist and Movement Educator. In endeavoring to work with his own knee injury from when he was 18 years old–which doctors at that time said could not be improved by surgery or any other medical intervention–Dr. Feldenkrais eventually created a way of working with himself (and any other person) that could improve physical function through expanded awareness, movement and learning regardless of structure or pathology.

Called “the first neuroplastician” by Dr. Norman Doidge (author of “The Brain’s Way of Healing”), Feldenkrais’ method is now used by Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners™ around the world to work with people who have been injured or live with diseases for which little other help exists. The Feldenkrais® Method is also beneficial for artists, performers, athletes and anyone else interested in improving movement, function, awareness and ability of any sort!

In essence, “Feldenkrais” is a way of thinking. Although Dr. Feldenkrais, himself, chose movement to be it’s main mode of transmission, the method can also be applied in diverse ways, to and through many other modalities. Robert Sussuma, singer, voice teacher and Feldenkrais Practitioner™, has adapted the principles and movement strategies from the traditional Feldenkrais cannon and re-formatted them in new ways to assist in vocal learning for singers, actors and voice users of all levels. In this workshop, Robert will introduce you to the classic Feldenkrais approach to movement improvement and demonstrate how it can be applied in the vocal context.

About Robert Sussuma

Robert Sussuma (MMus., GCFP), holds two degrees in vocal performance, has taught at many colleges and universities (including Naropa University, PACE University, Harvard University and the University of Michigan), and has performed as a countertenor singing Early Music and Choral Music professionally in the U.S and abroad. Robert is also a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and sees the two disciplines as one unified approach. As a voice teacher (Robert prefers the term ‘vocal learning facilitator’), Robert has developed a unique pedagogy that is a blend of experiential learning, somatic education, vocal science, vocal technique and personal growth which offers a method of learning for vocalists of all types. Robert has also developed a way to “teach without teaching” especially for voice teachers and vocal coaches. Robert has created two online training programs: The Singing Self Program and the Teacher Track which can be found at www.thesingingself.com.

Dates, Times and Fees

Thursday 17th February at 5-7pm (UK time)

This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £30 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.

If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form below or email info@voicestudycentre.com

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