As a 35-year musician and educator, Judith Saxton aids in ‘Boosting the Brain-Body Bond’ for both individuals and groups, facilitating choice, change and ease of movement in activity via a gentle undoing and unlearning discovery process. Both in person and online, she leads explorations designed to restore and clarify students’ access to their ‘voice’ for more joy in performance and life. She also offers guest artist residencies worldwide, incorporating Alexander Technique principles and often combining her music and somatic worlds. In her workshops and lessons alike, mindfulness and ‘bodyfulness’ are incorporated by calming the nervous system and tuning into the body’s wisdom, highlighting the brain-body bond.
Judith has explored Alexander Technique since 1991. She is a graduate of the North Carolina Teacher Training program of Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies; many of her teachers come from Marjorie Barstow’s lineage. She is Certified with Alexander Technique International (ATI) and is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Through the ‘Poise Project’ Judith has offered 10-week classes to People living with Parkinson’s (PLWP) and their caregivers. She has presented over three decades of in-person and online workshops combining her musicianship and brain-body experience for schools, conservatories, festivals, international conferences, and Eldercare facilities world-wide. In recent years, she has presented both in-person and online workshops at ATI Annual General Meetings. Her additional studies in Koru/ Koru 2.0, Centering Prayer, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Taiji/Qigong also inform her lessons.
Past teaching positions include ten years at University of North Carolina School of the Arts as Artist/Faculty and Brass/Percussion Chair, tenured Associate Professor at Wichita State University, and positions with Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Illinois Wesleyan and Northeastern Illinois Universities. For 25 years she was on faculty for the Eastern Music Festival. Presently, she can be heard playing her trumpet regularly with orchestral and chamber organizations across the eastern seaboard of the U.S.
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