The Nanaimo Conservatory of Music is presenting The Inner Art of Performing, a workshop with Christine McMahon, in the Ensemble Room, 375 Selby Street, from 1 to 5 pm on Sunday, April 10, 2011. The cost is $30 for Nanaimo Conservatory of Music members or $35 for non-members. The maximum participation is 15 and advance registration is required by calling 250-754-4611. This workshop is for students and performers ages 14 to adult. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or blanket.
The Inner Art of Performing is about overcoming performance anxiety and learning how to manage this energy in a positive way. It will be of value to musicians, singers, actors, dancers, public speakers, and performers of all types. This workshop will teach you a variety of techniques to help you re-program your thinking, control your nerves, channel your excitement, and build your self-confidence, so that you can learn to perform authentically and to your full potential.
Christine McMahon is a professional singer and voice teacher with career experience on both the Canadian and German stage. In addition to her twenty-five years experience as a voice teacher, she is a choral conductor and a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. Her work deals with body/mind awareness and relaxation as the first step to freeing one’s personal expressiveness.