Holistic Studies

Within the Music department, Holistic Studies comprises complementary teaching methods that develop the student holistically: the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Disciplines such as these are well-established in the music profession and in music education. Broadly speaking, these methods:

  • improve general well-being by addressing posture
  • improve sensitivity and stimulate innate ability through movement and awareness exercises
  • develop a deeper and more natural understanding of pulse and rhythm through physical motions

Whilst these will be pursued with improvements to music making in mind, students also benefit from:

  • a higher awareness of the connection of mind and body
  • improved relaxation and handling of stress
  • the development of learning skills and a passion for discovery

The Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and Dalcroze are available at Sevenoaks through group sessions and workshops, as well as in individual lessons.