Symphony Academy Hosts Alexander Technique Workshop

February 6, 2019

The Des Moines Symphony Academy is pleased to announce a special opportunity for students to participate in an Alexander Technique workshop. On Thursday, February 14th , we will be hosting a workshop led by world renown master teacher of the Alexander Technique, Robyn Avalon. The workshop will take place in the Recital Hall at the Temple for Performing Arts from 4:30-6:00. The cost will be $20 for Academy students and $25 for non-Academy students. One student reservation reserves a FREE spot for a parent, too!

Please RSVP Here to reserve your spot!

The Alexander Technique is a practical hands-on study of the principles of coordination, movement, habit, and awareness. Alexander Technique is great for high-performing individuals who are looking to deepen or bring their performance abilities and results to the next level.  This work is for anyone in any craft whose body accumulates stress due to their work.  This often comes in handy to help alleviate pain or stress caused by practicing.

Robyn Avalon is the founder of the Musicians Wellness Program at Meadowmount School of Music, teaching the world’s top young musicians every summer. She offers workshops, classes, and lessons for students and faculty at some of the top music programs, including Juilliard, Curtis, Eastman, Oberlin, CIM, NEC, Thornton, Jacobs, and more. She has taught members of the world’s leading orchestras and chamber groups, including the Berlin Phil, Paris, Firenze, Mainz, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Bremen, Krefeld, Tokyo, ABT, NYC Ballet, Orpheus, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Boston, DC, Pittsburgh, Houston, Chicago, Tokyo String Quartet, Cavan Quartet, New Mexico; and opera orchestras: NYC, Metropolitan, DC, Boston, Santa Fe, Rome, Firenze, Koln, Strasbourg, Paris, Mainz, and more. As a part of her international post-graduate workshops, she teaches Alexander Teachers how to work specifically with musicians, including offering a month-long Alexander Graduate Residency at Meadowmount, specifically for Alexander Teachers to learn how to teach instrumentalists.

For questions regarding this workshop, please contact Amanda Drish, Manager of Beginning Strings & Community Connections and Director of Project Encore at or 515-280-4000 x 4005.