The Centered Musician

Self-Mastery leads to Artistic Mastery! The Centered Musician (TCM) classes are taught by Jennifer Roig-Francolí, virtuoso violinist and certified Alexander Technique teacher. TCM classes teach adult students (age 17-107) to free themselves from pain, tension, performance anxiety, and fear…so they can enjoy music-making with greater ease and joy. Musicians of all skill levels and interests, from beginning amateur to expert professional, are welcome in these classes based on The Art of Freedom® and the Alexander Technique (AT). AT has been used by famous artists for more than a century to relieve stress and improve artistic skill, and is a required course at prestigious institutions such as the Juilliard School.

TCM weekly group classes are taught in 6-week modules, and each module is based loosely on a theme. The full series contains eight modules, taught over two years. Students can register for one or more modules, and may join at any time during the two-year sequence. Students of all skill levels learn together for maximum benefit. Click here for more details.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00-10:30 at the Cincinnati Music Academy, located at 7420 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. Refreshments are provided!

Year 1 Module Topics*:

M1: Conquer Stress, Perform at Your Best!

M2: Sit, Stand, and Make Music Effortlessly!

M3: Centered Practicing: Improve Your Concentration and Musical Technique with Ease

M4: Powerful Presence! Powerful Performance!

Year 2 Module Topics:

M5: YOU are Your Primary Instrument! Are You in Tune??

M6: How to Conquer Difficult Passages with Ease and Grace

M7: Emotional Expression without Unnecessary Tension

M8: Dare to Be YOU and Feel at Home Onstage!

*Module topics are subject to change.

The Centered Musician: Faculty

Jennifer Roig-Francoli

The Centered Musician

Jennifer Roig-Francolí helps performers of all kinds enjoy artistic mastery with less physical and emotional stress. Her students improve technique and deepen emotional expression while freeing themselves from … Learn More »