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Alexander Technique (350-0-6)


John M Henes
John Henes was certified through STAT (Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, London, England) in 1979 after graduating from Goddard Binkley's Teachers Training Course in Chicago, Illinois. His primary teachers were Joe Armstrong and Goddard Binkley, who studied with F.M. Alexander. John has been a member of the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music performance studies faculty since 1980, teaching the Alexander Technique. He also has a private studio in Evanston, IL. Many of John's current and former students are members of major symphony orchestras around the world. Alexander teachers interested in enhancing their teaching skills also seek him out. During the summer months, John is the resident Alexander Teacher at Ravinia's Steans Music Institute in Highland Park, IL. John is a retired a professional trumpet player, having been a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the United States Army Field Band.

Meeting Info

RCMA Lower Level 115: Thurs 3:00PM - 3:50PM

Overview of class

The Alexander Technique (AT) class serves as an introduction to the AT while practicing ways of applying the principles of the AT to everyday activities, practicing, performing, performance anxiety, and stress management. This class is a hands-on learning experience. See: and for a description of the AT.

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Restricted to Music Undergrads/Grads