Take Notes with Jen Rafferty

How the Feldenkrais Method remarkably transforms learning and wellness with Carol McAmis

December 07, 2023 Jen Rafferty Season 3 Episode 7
How the Feldenkrais Method remarkably transforms learning and wellness with Carol McAmis
Take Notes with Jen Rafferty
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Take Notes with Jen Rafferty
How the Feldenkrais Method remarkably transforms learning and wellness with Carol McAmis
Dec 07, 2023 Season 3 Episode 7
Jen Rafferty

Ready to explore a holistic approach to movement and learning?

In today’s episode, I'm thrilled to welcome Carol McAmis, an expert in the Feldenkrais Method.

Carol shared her personal journey and the transformative power of Feldenkrais, a method that emphasizes body awareness and learning through movement.

We explored how this approach has revolutionized wellness worldwide and discussed the powerful connection between the body and mindset work

She emphasized the importance of slowing down and being present, and how flexible thinking can impact our learning process.

Join us for an episode that's sure to change the way you think about movement, learning, and the potential within us all.

Stay empowered,
Jen



Let’s keep the conversation going! Find me at:
Jen Rafferty | Instagram, YouTube, Facebook | Linktree
Instagram: @jenrafferty_
Facebook: Empowered Educator Faculty Room


About Carol:

Carol McAmis earned the Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Kansas in 1974 and the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Minor: Vocal Performance degree in 1972, University of Kansas. She became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® in 1991. Prior to joining the faculty at Ithaca College, Carol taught at Manchester College in Indiana (1974-1979).

At Ithaca College, Carol taught Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, and Feldenkrais® for Musicians. For sixteen years, she was a core faculty member of IC’s seminal Healthy Musician Workshop, a major influence in establishing musician’s wellness programs in colleges and conservatories around the world. 

A trailblazer in understanding the living body as a musical instrument, Carol developed a holistic approach to vocal pedagogy, The MultiDimensional Singer, combining traditional vocal pedagogy with voice science, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons, and other cross-disciplinary modalities. The Ithaca College Feldenkrais for Musicians course that she developed in 1991 was one of the first offered for college credit in the nation. She has presented workshops both nationally and internationally, introducing the Feldenkrais Method® for such groups as The Feldenkrais Guild of North America®, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the New York State School Music Association, the University of Minnesota, and the Irish World Music Center in Limerick. She is the creator of “The Singer’s PlayBoxtm” an innovative approach to teaching and learning singing. 

Her students are active performers, working in many genres from the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway to the vocal jazz innovators, New York Voices to cabaret and world music.  Many of her students are successful public school and university teachers, and others are composers, conductors, and administrators. She is honored to have taught so many fine musicians at Ithaca College. 

Show Notes

Ready to explore a holistic approach to movement and learning?

In today’s episode, I'm thrilled to welcome Carol McAmis, an expert in the Feldenkrais Method.

Carol shared her personal journey and the transformative power of Feldenkrais, a method that emphasizes body awareness and learning through movement.

We explored how this approach has revolutionized wellness worldwide and discussed the powerful connection between the body and mindset work

She emphasized the importance of slowing down and being present, and how flexible thinking can impact our learning process.

Join us for an episode that's sure to change the way you think about movement, learning, and the potential within us all.

Stay empowered,
Jen



Let’s keep the conversation going! Find me at:
Jen Rafferty | Instagram, YouTube, Facebook | Linktree
Instagram: @jenrafferty_
Facebook: Empowered Educator Faculty Room


About Carol:

Carol McAmis earned the Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Kansas in 1974 and the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Minor: Vocal Performance degree in 1972, University of Kansas. She became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® in 1991. Prior to joining the faculty at Ithaca College, Carol taught at Manchester College in Indiana (1974-1979).

At Ithaca College, Carol taught Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, and Feldenkrais® for Musicians. For sixteen years, she was a core faculty member of IC’s seminal Healthy Musician Workshop, a major influence in establishing musician’s wellness programs in colleges and conservatories around the world. 

A trailblazer in understanding the living body as a musical instrument, Carol developed a holistic approach to vocal pedagogy, The MultiDimensional Singer, combining traditional vocal pedagogy with voice science, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons, and other cross-disciplinary modalities. The Ithaca College Feldenkrais for Musicians course that she developed in 1991 was one of the first offered for college credit in the nation. She has presented workshops both nationally and internationally, introducing the Feldenkrais Method® for such groups as The Feldenkrais Guild of North America®, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the New York State School Music Association, the University of Minnesota, and the Irish World Music Center in Limerick. She is the creator of “The Singer’s PlayBoxtm” an innovative approach to teaching and learning singing. 

Her students are active performers, working in many genres from the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway to the vocal jazz innovators, New York Voices to cabaret and world music.  Many of her students are successful public school and university teachers, and others are composers, conductors, and administrators. She is honored to have taught so many fine musicians at Ithaca College.