Developed in the 1890s by Frederick Matthias Alexander, the Alexander Technique is a process that was created to retrain habitual patterns of movement and posture. Jill Guillermo-Togawa (Alexander Technique Honolulu) will lead an exploratory course that introduces the philosophy and basic principles of the Alexander Technique and how they relate to flute playing.
Although anyone may audit this workshop, Ms. Guillermo-Togawa will be offering hands-on instruction to a limited number of participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Online registration is required to be a participant.
Presented as a part of our 3rd Annual Flute Festival: Around the World.
Free for HFS members and included with Festival Pass purchases. No additional fee.
Open only to flutists
Must register online (first-come-first-served; registration does not guarantee a spot)
Please bring your flute and a yoga mat (optional)
Free for HFS members and included with Festival Pass purchases
FREE+1 for Supporting Members and above
FREE+2 for Event Sponsors
Open to the general public with an auditor ticket
Non-flutists may audit
Registration is appreciated, but not required
Please bring your instrument
Register for this workshop
About Jill Guillermo-Togawa
Jill Guillermo-Togawa has been teaching the Alexander Technique for almost 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and on Oahu. She trained at the Alexander Training Institute in San Francisco, under the direction of Frank Ottiwell and Rome Roberts Earle. A choreographer, dancer and artistic director of Purple Moon Dance Project, she originally began her study of the Technique through a knee injury while dancing.
As a dancer, Ms. Guillermo-Togawa enjoys working with performing artists, and her students have included members of the Honolulu Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, ACT (Actor’s Conservatory Theatre), Hawaii State Theatre Council and many independent dance companies. Since 2014, she has taught at the University of Hawai‘i, Mid-Pacific Institute and worked regularly with actors of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.
Entrance is through the ground-floor glass doors facing Kapiolani Blvd. Limited parking is available in the Musicians' Association parking lot. You may park in any open stall after 6pm weekdays, and all day weekends. Enter near 909 Kapiolani, or from the rear of the building on Waimanu (Google 952 Waimanu Street). Follow signs for Musicians' Hall Parking.
Street parking on Kapiolani is free Monday-Saturday after 6:30pm and all day on Sunday. Please consult posted signs.
Paid parking is also available across the street at the Blaisdell Center.