"I often meet people who have decided to give up on an instrument because pain and/or injury has taken the joy out of playing. They come to our store to look for a different instrument or give up playing music altogether. Saturday, July 24th, Ethan Kind will present a two hour workshop on The Alexander Technique for Musicians. Ethan will show you how The Alexander Technique can help identify and change habits that cause stress and tension, so that you do not have to give up anything! I personally have had two sessions with Ethan and I am truly amazed at what a difference it has made. I am more comfortable, more at ease yet more mindful and focused when I play. Every musician will benefit from this technique."
"Using principles of The Alexander Technique, Ethan Kind has made unlocked treasures of discernment for me as a vocal teacher. When I
enlisted Ethan to double-team some of my students with me, he diagnosed and successfully treated many subtle and frustrating core causes of vocally inhibiting tension. The freedom from
counterproductive tightness and more efficient neuromuscular and spinal operation of the body and has enabled vocal results that are nothing short of miraculous. He is insightful, creative with approaches and in all ways... Kind."
"Ethan's input was key to the quality of performance achieved by Pamela Howland in our recent recording sessions. His ability to create physical ease for Ms. Howland through mental imagery and physical awareness, and his deep understanding of this in relation to musicians, was invaluable."
"Recording a CD is one of the most stressful situations for a performer. Although one knows that everything will turn out all right in the end, so many pressures are present during the session - pressures to play accurately, spontaneously, and beautifully, but all with in severe time and budget constraints.
"As a musician himself, he [Ethan] understands the 'inner game' of music. He applies all of this knowledge to helping musicians and others lead fuller, more rewarding lives. He opens the doors to our inner potential not only as performers but as human beings."
"As Ethan Kind works his magic in words and deeds he humbly attributes the profound changes to 'intentions.' His intent is clear--to transform each student into the natural powerhouse inherent within. With delicacy and seeming ease, one suggestion, a light touch to the back of the head, and VOILA! A NEW, deep, resonant sound emerges from each of the twenty participating flutists.
Ethan is AMAZING! RUN to study with this genius!"
"Ethan Kind's holistic approach to music-making therapy enabled me to regain my voice and rediscover the joy of singing. He utilizes a combination of Alexander Technique with his own spiritual and psychological discoveries to facilitate healing."
"Finding Ethan Kind was a turning point in my life for pain-free creative self-expression in every aspect of who I am and what I do. With gentle technical expertise and deep insight, he guided me to remember and apply a fundamental natural truth within my body and spirit: I do not have to suffer and be in pain to use my gifts. I do not have to suffer and be in pain for even the simplest daily tasks of walking, working, speaking and sitting.
"The techniques have worked beautifully for me as I've incorporated them into my massage! The energy poured through my hands from my upper body as my gliding stance balanced me. Thanks for your expertise."
"I loved this class, and I loved the amount of individual attention and feedback that was given. It has already proved helpful in my work and to my comfort level. Ethan is quite perceptive, and really knows his stuff."