Photo by Pedro de Alcantara. Autumn in Paris.

Photo by Pedro de Alcantara. Autumn in Paris.

December 11, 2016 I'm giving a talk/performance at the Danish Cello Festival in Odense. Sponsored by the Danish section of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA).

December 13 to 17, 2016 I'm giving a series of themed mini-workshops in Paris.

December 16, 2016 I'm performing a sound-healing session, open to all, in Paris.

January 13, 2017 I'm teaching a creativity workshop for teenagers at the American Library in Paris. The theme: "Let's Be Fools."

February 13 to 16, 2017 I'm teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

April 28, 2017 I'm presenting a workshop at Musicora, France's leading music fair, in central Paris.

May 1 to 4, 2017 I'm teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

May 6 & 7, 2017 I'm teaching a workshop at HITE in central London. Details soon.

 

Past Events

November 27, 2016 I performed a cycle of improvisations for cello, taiko (Japanese drums) and voice in Paris

November 15 to 17, 2016 I taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. The balloon photos are from my Listening to Vibrations workshop.

Photos by Pedro de Alcantara

Photos by Pedro de Alcantara

November 11, 2016 I performed my solo show "The Atlantis Songbook" (for cello and voice) at the Studio Bleu in central Paris.

October 18 to 20, 2016 I taught in Oxford, England.

Photo by Mônica Marcondes Machado.

Photo by Mônica Marcondes Machado.

September 8 to 13, 2016 I taught and performed in São Paulo, Brazil.

August 24 to September 7, 2016 I taught and performed in Montevideo, Uruguay. Watch a teaser of my collaborative Orpheus project with Mariana di Paola.

August 22, 2016 I submitted the manuscript of my book The Integrated String Player to Oxford University Press.

July 20 to 24, 2016 I taught at the Sitka Cello Seminar in Alaska.

July 13 to 19, 2016 I taught lessons in New York City.

June 25 and 26, 2016 I gave a voice workshop in Paris.

June 8 to 12, 2016 I went to Minneapolis to present workshops at the Annual Conference and General Meeting of the American Society for the Alexander Technique.

June 3 to 7, 2016 I gave lessons and workshops in Chicago.

May 27 and May 29, 2016 I gave the première of my cycle "Don't Look Back: Songs of Orpheus" in Paris

May 5, 2016 I've been named a Visiting Professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. My term lasts for three years.

In Paris. Photo by Pedro de Alcantara

In Paris. Photo by Pedro de Alcantara

April 19 to 21, 2016 I taught at at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

April 27 to 30, 2016 I taught two workshops in Ljubljana for the European String Teachers Association.

March 15 to 18, 2016 I taught lessons in Oxford and London.

March 4 to 7, 2016 I taught an in-depth storytelling workshop in Paris.

January 16 & 17, 2016 I taught an in-depth workshop in Paris.

November 30 & December 1st, 2015 I taught an in-depth, hands-on all comers workshop in Paris.

November 24 to 26, 2015 I taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

October 24 & 25, 2015 I taught an in-depth workshop at HITE in central London.

November 8, 2015 I taught a three-hour workshop for string players in Paris.

October 20, 2015 I taught at the London Centre for Alexander Technique and Training (LCATT).

October 18, 2015 I taught a workshop for the STAT Student Network in London.

Photo by Pedro de Alcantara. Graphic design by Charles Harvey.

Photo by Pedro de Alcantara. Graphic design by Charles Harvey.

September, 2015 I taught lessons and workshops at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, followed by lessons and workshops in Minneapolis and New York.

September 12 & 13, 2015 I taught an in-depth workshop in Paris, on the subject of creativity.

August, 2015 I recorded a new CD in Paris, France. Click here to hear some tracks, and click here to order the physical CD or a download.

August, 2015 The Oxford University Press blog has published a short essay of mine. Click here to read it.

July, 2015 I was in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo for lessons, workshops, and performances.

In Tallinn, Estonia. Photo by Pedro de Alcantara.

May 29 to June 1, 2015 I taught lessons and workshops in Tallinn, Estonia.

June 18 to 21, 2015 I was in Riga, Latvia to give presentations at EuroVox, the international congress of the European Voice Teachers Association.

May 23 & 24, 2015 I taught an in-depth, all-comers workshop in Paris, on the subject of sound and vibration. The workshop was co-taught by Frank Kane.

May 2 to 10, 2015 I taught lessons in New York City.

April 27 to May 1, 2015 I taught in Minneapolis.

April 24 to 26, 2015 I taught classes and lessons in Baltimore. My visit was organized by ATTBmore, the Alexander Technique Teachers of Baltimore organization.

April 13 to 15, 2015 I taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow.

April 19, 2015 I taught a workshop for string players in Paris.

March, 2015 I gave an in-depth voice workshop at HITE, London, as well as music lessons in Oxford.

Photo by Mouhcine Talhi

Photo by Mouhcine Talhi

March, 2015 I gave a workshop for Alexander Technique teachers and trainees in Brussels, on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of AEFMAT.

February 22, 2015 I showcased my compositions for cello, voice, piano, and whistling at Studio Campus in Paris.

February 6 to 9, 2015 I gave an in-depth workshop for my INTEGRATED PRACTICE program in Paris.

January, 2015 I gave presentations and workshops in Malmö for my colleagues in the Swedish branch of the European String Teachers Association.

December, 2014 I gave an in-depth workshop at HITELondon, as well as music lessons in Oxford.

December, 2014 I gave two in-depth workshops for my INTEGRATED PRACTICE program in Paris.

November, 2014 I gave classes and workshops in Virginia and New York City.

November 1 to 3, 2014 I gave an in-depth workshop for my INTEGRATED PRACTICE program in Paris.

October, 2014 I gave music lessons in Oxford.

May, 2014 I was in Australia & New Zealand for classes, lessons, and concerts. Click for details.

November 28 to December 1, 2013 I gave classes at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo do Porto in Portugal.

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November 16 to 18, 2013 I gave classes at the Trossingen conservatoire in Germany.

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Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 I'll be in Zurich. Interested in taking a lesson? Please email me.

August 29 to September 4, 2013 I visited Oxford and London for a series of workshops, including a presentation at the international conference of the European String Teachers Association.

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Photo by Geraint Tellem

July 3, 2013 My essay "The Alexander Technique" is included in The Singer's Guide to Complete Health, edited by Dr. Anthony F. Jahn and published by Oxford University Press.

July 1, 2013 Oxford University Press has published the 2nd edition, completely rewritten and reformatted, of my book Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique.

June 18 to 29, 2013 I taught classes and workshops in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, including a workshop at the fabled Teatro Colón.

May 31 to June 4, 2013 I taught classes and workshops in Copenhagen, including at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

May 22 to 26, 2013 I taught classes and workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam.

April 14, 2013 I gave a concert of my own compositions at the Tenri Institute in New York City.

March 31 to April 20, 2013. I'll be in New York City for lessons and classes. Please contact me if you're interested in meeting me there.

March 12 to 16, 2013. I was in Seoul, South Korea for a series of lessons and workshops, culminating with my participation in the 14th Alexander Technique International Seminar in Dankook University (Music College) on Saturday, March 16. If you're interested in meeting me, please contact Agnes Lee.

January 8 to 10, 2013 I taught classes at the Basel Music Academy.

November 11, 2012 I gave a concert at z'Avant-Garde in Paris, France.

October, 2012 I gave a presentation for London Friends of the Alexander Technique.

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September, 2012 I taught in Melbourne & Sydney.

August 12, 2012 I performed a program of my improvisations and compositions at the Centro Cultural São Paulo in my hometown of São Paulo, Brazil.

July 20 to 22, 2012 I gave a presentation at the annual general meeting of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique in Manchester.

July 2 to 8, 2012 I was in residence at Meadowmount, an academy for young musicians in upstate New York.

July 1, 2012 I was in Montréal to give a class. 

June 27 to 29, 2012 I was in residence at the The Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy for Violinists, Violists, and Cellists in Bloomington, Indiana.

February 12 to 19, 2012 I was in London for lessons and classes.

January 20 to 24, 2012 I was in Amsterdam for lessons and classes.

November 12 & 13, 2011 I was in Berlin for a series of classes.

October/November, 2011 I recorded a CD of my cosmic improvisations and compositions. The CD is titled "Songs & Soundscapes."

October/November, 2011 I visited Japan. 

September 15 to 29, 2011 I was in New York City for lessons, classes, and concerts.

September 9, 2011 I gave a concert of my own music at L'art au garage, Paris.

July, 2011 THE STRAD has published my article "The Integrated Musician."

July, 2011 My book THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: A SKILL FOR LIFE has been published in Japanese, in a version I've thoroughly rewritten.

June, 2011 INTEGRATED PRACTICE: COORDINATION, RHYTHM & SOUND has been published.

June, 2011 The Oxford University Press has offered me a contract for a new book, THE INTEGRATED STRING PLAYER. I hope to finish writing it in late 2012 and see it published in 2013.

March/April, 2011 I went on a pedagogical and musical tour of the US, to celebrate the publication of my new book INTEGRATED PRACTICE: COORDINATION, RHYTHM & SOUND. These are my dates and destinations. 

  • March 16 to 19 Kansas City, presentation at the annual conference of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
  • March 20 to 23 Berkeley.
  • March 24 to 31 Los Angeles.
  • April 1 to 3 Cincinnati.
  • April 4 to 25 New York City.
  • April 10 I gave a concert of my improvisations andcompositions at the Tenri Institute in the Village. Watch this space fordetails.
  • April 16 and 17 I gave a workshop for all comers sponsored by the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT).

March 5, 2011 I gave be giving a concert of my own compositions and improvisations at the Atelier de la main d'or in Paris.

December 11 to 14, 2010 I'll be teaching in London. My schedule is fully booked.

December 10, 2010 I'll be teaching in Oxford. Please contact Janey Goodearl if you'd like to book a lesson.

November 7 to 13, 2010 I'll be in Berkeley, California. Please contact me if you'd like to take lessons or take part in my workshops.

October 16 to November 6, 2010 I'll be in New York City. Please contact me if you'd like to take lessons or take part in my workshops.

September 24, 20120 I taught a full-moon Howling workshop for teenagers at the American Library in Paris.

September 4 & 5, 2010 I taught two workshops for jugglers at the Jonglissimo Festival in Reims.

August, 2010 My article "Rhythm & Flow in a Writer's Career" has been accepted for publication in the newsletter of the Societyof Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

July 2, 2010 I gave my first performance (at an informal house concert) of my own improvisations and compositions, singing and accompanying myself at the cello and at the piano.

July, 2010 I'm teaching a workshop for Alexander teachers at the STAT AGM in England.Please contact me if you'd like to take a private lesson with me in London on July 12, 13, or 14.

June 5 & 6, 2010 I'm teaching a workshop for all comers in Paris, France.

June, 2010 Bank Street College of Education, a venerable institution that fosters children's reading skills, included my novel BACKTRACKED in their selection of Best Books of the Year.

May 31, 2010 I delivered a draft of my novel THE DIVINE COMPUTER to my editor at Delacore Press in New York.

April, 2010 I have delivered the final manuscript of INTEGRATED PRACTICE: COORDINATION, RHYTHM & PRACTICE to my editor at the Oxford University Press in New York.

April, 2010 I'll be in Minneapolis from April 12 to 17. To book a lesson or to put yourself on my Minneapolis mailing list, please contact Mele Willis.

March and April, 2010 I'll be in New York City from March 25 to April 8. Please contact me if you'd like to take lessons or take part in my workshops.

March, 2010 My book THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: A SKILL FOR LIFE is being translated into Japanese.

March, 2010 I taught a workshop for music teachers in the conservatories of Chatillon and Montrouge outside Paris, France.

January, 2010 I taught a workshop for Alexander teachers in Oxford, England.

January, 2010 Jemsite recommended my site.

January and February, 2010 I'll be giving a lecture in Paris (in French) followed by a series of practical workshops.

November, 2009 I'll be teaching a variety of workshops in the Hague and Amsterdam. Please contact me if you'd like to take private lessons with me in Holland, or if you'd like to help me organize a workhop on a theme of your choosing.

November, 2009 I delivered a working manuscript of my book INTEGRATED PRACTICE: COORDINATION, RHYTHM & SOUND to my editor at the Oxford University Press.

October/November, 2009 I'll be in New York City from October 16 to November 4. Please contact me if you'd like to take lessons.

July, 2009 I'm giving three workshops in New York City, with the themes of Energy, Voice, and Touch. Click here for details.

July, 2009 I'll be in New York City from July 16 to 30. Please contact me if you'd like to take lessons.

Julho, 2009 Estarei ministrando dois workshops em Sao Paulo, Brasil, no dia 4 de julho.

April, 2009 My book INDIRECT PROCEDURES: A MUSICIAN'S GUIDE TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE has been published in Japanese.

March, 2009 My new novel for your reaaders, BACKTRACKED, is out! I'm celebrating it with a reading and signing at Bookcourt in Brooklyn, NYC, on March 18th. Click here for details.

March, 2009 I'll be in Minneapolis from March 25 to 30. To book a lesson, please contact Mele Willis.

March, 2009 I'll be in Denver from March 20 to 23, to teach a workshop for Alexander teachers and private lessons to all comers. Please contact Maedée Duprès, (303) 781 7102.

March, 2009 I'll be teaching a workshop for Alexander teachers on March 13, 14, and 15 in New York City. Click here for details.

February 14th, 2009 I'm giving a presentation at Feel Good Fitness, a morning of introductory workshops on Hatha Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique and Reflexology, organised by Paris Fitness, from 9h-13h, €5, at the American Church in Paris. Each workshop consists of both instruction and hands-on practice. The presenters are professionally certified with an international clientele in Paris, and this is a privileged opportunity to meet them, understand each specialty, and ask questions. The American Church, 65 quai d'Orsay, 7eme, metro Invalides or bus 63. For more info, email awbenney@parisfitness.com.

December, 2008 Yale School of Music has awarded me a generous grant through its new initiative, Alumni Ventures. The grant will support my project The Integrated Musician.

November, 2008 I'll be teaching a workshop for the members of the Navarra Association of Music Teachers in Pamplona, Spain.

October, 2008 I'll be teaching in New York City from October 4 to 23 included. To book a private lesson, please e-mail me.

August, 2008 Delacorte Press (an imprint of Random House) has offered me a contract for my new novel for young readers, The Divine Computer. Watch this space for more details.

June/July, 2008 I'll be teaching in New York City from June 30 to July 11 included. To book a private lesson, please e-mail me.

April, 2008 The Oxford University Press has awarded me the editorship of a book series. Titled THE INTEGRATED MUSICIAN, the series will be based on my music work as encapsulated in my books Indirect Procedures and The Integrated Musician.

March 19, 2008 I'll be giving a presentation for writers at WICE Paris. The subject of my presentation is my creative working methods.

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March, 2008 My short story "Alma Paterson Wins Another Round" has been accepted for publication in an anthology by Scholastic, a major British publisher. The anthology is set to come out in August, 2008, in connection with the National Year of Reading.

February 16-28, 2008 I'll be teaching in New York City. To book a private lesson, please e-mail me.

January 25-27, 2008Alexis Niki and I will be teaching a seminar in Paris, France, on the theme of the Energized Self.

December, 2007 Susan Cohen, a literary agent at Writers House, New York City, has agreed to represent my comic-horror novel for children, W.W Werewolf.

December 16-20, 2007 I'll be teaching in Cologne, Germany. To book a private lesson, please e-mail Nina Tichman. The lesson fee is 90 euros per hour.

October, 2007 I'll be teaching in New York City from October 6 to 18. To book a private lesson, please e-mail me.

April, 2007 Susan Cohen, a literary agent at Writers' House, New York City, has accepted to represent my book Rhythm & Flow in a Writer's Career.

March 7-10, 2007 I'll present my lecture/demonstration “Buckminster's Fiddle” at the ASTA national conference in Detroit, Michigan. In it I introduce a dozen ideas from mechanical engineering that clarify the workings of the human body and enhance string playing. Topics include mechanical advantage, stress, strain, momentum, inertia, friction, kinetic energy, and tensegrity — the brainchild of inventor and visionary Buckminster Fuller.

December, 2006 I'll be in New York City from December 15 to January 14. To book a private lesson, please e-mail me.

September, 2006Strings Magazine has accepted an article for publication in the near future. Titled “The (Dis)Pleasure Principle,” it gives string players and other musicians pointers on how to increase the pleasure and usefulness of daily practice. Watch this space for an update.

September, 2006 My CD “Old New Worlds” is a nominee in the JPS 2006 Music Awards .

October, 2006 I’ll be in New York City from October 23 to November 4. To book a private lesson, please e-mail me.

April, 2006 The Oxford University Press has awarded me a contract for a new book, tentatively titled The Integrated Musician. Publication date is likely to be spring, 2010.

April, 2006 I’ll be in Minneapolis during the second half of April. Please e-mail me if you’re interested in private lessons or workshops.

February, 2006 I’ll be in New York City from February 11 to 25. Please e-mail me if you’re interested in private lessons or workshops.

December, 2005 Random House, the publisher of my novel Befiddled, has awarded me a contract for a new children’s novel. Tentatively titled Latrella Rewinds, it’s a time-travel epic that takes place in New York City during the first half of the 20th century. No publication date has been set.

November, 2005 I’ll be teaching master classes at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University (Houston, Texas) from November 15 to 19.

November, 2005 Delacorte, an imprint of Random House, is publishing my children’s novel Befiddled.

July, 2005 The Oxford University Press has announced that the publishing house Shunjusha is preparing a Japanese translation of Indirect Procedures. Expected publication date is 2009.

June 16 to August 14, 2005 I’ll be teaching lessons and seminars in New York City. For more details, please contact me.

June 18 and 19, 2005Alexis Niki and I will be co-teaching two workshops in New York City with Alexander themes, “Object Wisdom” and “The Touch Lab.”

March, 2005 I’ll be in Minneapolis from March 7 to March 13. For information on my lessons and seminars, please contact Immanuel Davis.

February, 2005 I’ll be in New York City from February 20 to March 6. To book private lessons and work in small groups, or to be included on my e-mail list for workshops and seminars, please contact me.

October/November, 2004 I’ll be spending three weeks teaching in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. For more information, please contact David Moore in Melbourne or Penelope Carr in Sydney.

July, 2004Alexis Niki and I are getting married in New York City.

June/July, 2004 I'll be teaching in New York City from June 17 to the end of July. To book a private lesson, or to put yourself on my list of New York lesson and seminar announcements, please contact me.

June/July, 2004 I'll be teaching the Alexander Technique and the cello, and coaching chamber music as well, at New York University's seminar for young string players, aged 15 to 25.The seminar lasts three weeks (June 28 to July 17) and focus intensely on the string quartet repertory. Click here for more information.

April/May, 2004The Strad, the world's foremost magazine for string players, published the first of my two articles about the messa di voce, the subtle art of executing crescendi and diminuendi, in its May issue. The second part will appear in the June issue, available in late May.

April, 2004 I'll be offering a seminar for musicians on the weekend of April 24 and 25 in Paris. The seminar is open to singers and instrumentalists of all levels, with or without experience of the Alexander Technique, and it'll be held in English. Please click here for more information, click here to download a registration form (requires Word for Windows) or send an email message to alexis@alexisniki.com for registation and/or further information.

April, 2004 I’ll be teaching a three-hour master class for musicians at Lincoln Center in New York City, on Saturday, April 3. For more information, please contact Käthe Jarka.

April, 2004 I'll be teaching in New York City from March 31 to April 10. To book a private lesson, or to put yourself on my list of New York lesson and seminar announcements, please contact me.

March, 2004 I'll be teaching two seminars for Alexander teachers and a limited number of private lessons in Charlottesville, Virginia, on March 27 and 28. My visit is sponsored by Daria T. Okugawa-Goldstein, director of The Alexander Technique Training Centre of Virginia. For more information, please contact Daria.

February, 2004 My novelBefiddled has been accepted for publication at Delacorte, an imprint of Random House in New York City, thanks to the handiwork of my agent Celia Catchpole.

January, 2004 I'll be co-leading an introductory workshop for writers and illustrators with Alexis Niki in Paris, on Saturday, January 24th. Click here for more information.

December, 2003 I'll be giving a master class for the music students of the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany, on Saturday, December 6. For more information, please contact Anne Dorte Buchholz.

September, 2003 London-based literary agent Celia Catchpole has signed me on as her client. She'll promote my children's novel Befiddled, the tale of budding violinist Becky Cohen and her little brother Benjy, who edits "The Splinter," a monthly newspaper (motto: "Try Stepping on Us"). Watch this space for further news of Befiddled.

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