Music & Motion with Doug Johnson
Does music move you? Then you’ll want to join M. Steinert & Sons at The Natick Mall on Sunday, April 12, 2015 for a special workshop and concert presented by Doug Johnson.
Using the interface of various somatic (mind-body) studies, body-mapping, Alexander Technique, piano study with extraordinary teacher Burton Hatheway and teaching; Doug has developed an approach to the piano that fully integrates movement and music. When one moves well playing the piano can become a health giving activity.
The 1:00 pm workshop and 3:00 pm concert are free, but seating is limited. Please click on a link below to reserve your place. Please note that you must reserve a spot for the workshop and concert separately.
About Doug Johnson
Doug Johnson is a pianist and an educator and is Associate Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Doug has performed or recorded with Esperanza Spalding, Luciana Souza, Phil Woods, Terry Lynne Carrington, Jerry Bergonzi, Hal Crook, Ingrid Jensen, Jason Palmer, Marty Erlich, the Jazz Composer’s Alliance, and Grace Kelly. Doug has performed in London (Ronnie Scotts), Paris, Berlin (A-Train), Vienna (Jazzland, Porgy and Bess, Joe Zawinul’s Birdland), Madrid, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Warsaw, Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Los Angeles and New York (Dizzys Club Coca Cola, Jazz Standard, Birdland); also Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival.
As an educator Doug has done workshops and masterclasses at the University of Vienna, the Vienna Music Institute, the Krakow Jazz Academy, the Freiburg Rock and Jazz Hochschule, American Scociety of Alexander Technique Teachers, (AmSAT) National Convention, the Performing Arts Medicine Association National Conference (PAMA) and Wellesley College and Boston University.
Doug is a Licensed Andover Educator (Body Mapping Certification) and a founding member of the Berklee Performance Wellness Institute. He earned his Masters degree in Music from the New England Conservatory.