Jennifer Roig-Francolí’s inspired life-work is to mentor musicians, teaching them how to liberate themselves from pain, excess tension, performance anxiety, and other obstacles that dampen their joy and success.
In 2013 she created The Art of Freedom for Musicians, an innovative synergy of her broad experience as a certified Alexander Technique teacher (she is currently on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), professional violinist, and life-long lover of perennial philosophy.
We are thrilled to announce the inauguration of Jennifer’s new series of classes for musicians (other performers are also welcome), held on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati. This series of classes is offered in eight 6-week modules over two years, and any module may be taken alone or towards fulfillment of the requirements for Level 1 & Level 2 Certifications in The Art of Freedom for Musicians.
The Art of Freedom for Musicians (AOFM) helps musicians fulfill their artistic and human potential by combining a solid foundation in The Alexander Technique with an in-depth understanding of performance issues, personal movement explorations, and relevant philosophical discussions.
By participating in the AOFM Certification Program, musicians will learn essential mind-body skills to enhance performance success with greater technical ease, creative enjoyment, and confidence. This program will be particularly interesting to music educators: as they learn exciting new skills for self-improvement, they will also gain superior teaching skills to help their own student’s progress.
SOME TOPICS COVERED IN THIS PROGRAM:
- Overcoming pain, tension and anxiety
- Natural posture
- Relaxation and breathing
- Feeling at home onstage
- Connecting with your audience
- Efficient practicing with less guilt
- Integrating artistry with life philosophy
- Burnout and Inspiration
- Technical skills improvement
- Sharing your knowledge with others
This program is designed for professional musicians, educators, students, and amateurs, and teaches essential skills for dramatic improvement in musical practice, performance, and well-being.
“Have you ever walked away from an experience and realized that you might never go back to who you were before? After an 8 hour one-on-one intensive with Jennifer, I walked out of her studio and into a world where the possibilities were limitless. Every aspect of my life has been touched – my playing, my teaching, the gait with which I walk. With simple take-aways, like “My breathing is free” and my daily practice of constructive rest, I know that the positive effects of our work have just begun. I feel incredibly blessed to have found a teacher who clearly loves what she does, believes in the work, and has the gift to clearly share it with others. If you have the opportunity and the inclination, take the plunge, ask the questions that you have no intention of answering and surrender yourself to the possibilities.”
~ Dr. Jennifer Cruz, Associate Professor of Piano and the Program Director of the Music Mentors program at Central State University