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Private Lessons/Alexander Technique

GFA is pleased to once again offer packages of private lessons, taught by our convention artists. Each package costs $120 and includes three ½ hour lessons. GFA staff will select your teachers based on your rankings on your convention registration form. While every effort is made to place you with your top selections, GFA cannot guarantee placement with a particular teacher. The private lessons package can be purchased here: Private Lessons Package

Participant can sign up to receive lessons from the following artists:

-       Tengyue Zhang

-       John Couch

-       Matt Gould

-       Leonard Grigoryan

-       Thu Le

-       Owen Moariarty

-       Matt Palmer

-       Louis Trepanier

-       Jane Curry

-       Slava Grigoryan

-       Christopher Hill

-       Karol Mruk

-       Jeremy Peret

 In addition to the usual guitar lessons, Alexander Technique lessons will also be offered at the convention. Jonathan Leathwood will be offering ½ hour lessons in Alexander Technique. 


About Alexander Technique:



When you perform there are four things to consider: (1) the instrument, (2) the music, (3) the audience, and (4) you. This last is the most important, for the first three depend on it.


The Alexander Technique is a powerful tool for learning about you as your primary instrument. It is a method for recognizing harmful patterns of movement and thought, and learning how to undo them.


In Tuesday’s Technique workshop and private lessons, we’ll explore both the movements of everyday life and the movements of guitar playing and we’ll learn how to connect the two. We’ll also learn how to connect them to patterns of reaction that start in our thinking. I’ll offer practical tips on how to avoid injury and unnecessary tension, and how to use your entire structure in guitar playing with more freedom.





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