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Workshops and Residencies


Judith 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. Observation, awareness and ease of movement are integral to her trumpet playing and teaching; she brings the clarity and focus from her wide range of teachers to all her interactions. Judith has explored Alexander Technique since 1991. She is a 2015 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 is a member of Alexander Technique of the Mountain Region (ATMR) and Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia. (ATTGP).

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Suggested Workshops

  • Boosting the Brain-Body Bond

  • Performance Anxiety to Performance Excitement

  • P.E.P. – Pausing for Excellence in Performance

  • Healthy Playing Habits: ‘Undoing and Unlearning’ for the plastic brain

  • Mindful/’Bodyful’ Music-making Leads to Injury Prevention

  • Breathing, Breaks, Basics, and Bedtime for Better Brass Blowing



Judith offers guest artist residencies worldwide, incorporating Alexander Technique principles and often combining her music and somatic worlds. Judith incorporates her "Performance Anxiety to Performance Excitement", "Healthy Playing Habits" and "Breathing, Breaks and Basics for Mindful Music Making" presentations for populations of varying ages at:

  • Schools

  • Conservatories

  • Universities

  • Elder Care facilities

  • International conferences and festivals.

Suggested 1 - 3 Day University Residency:

  • ‘Introduction to Alexander Technique and the Brain-Body Bond’ for Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Drama, Dance Students/Faculty 

  • ‘Performance Anxiety to Performance Excitement’ class (or choose another)

  • Recital (New Fanfare composed especially for event)

  • Chamber or Sectional Coaching

  • Private or Shared Lessons of either 30 or 60 minutes

Recent Guest Artist Offerings:

  • International Women’s Brass Conference Recital. May, 2022

  • Virginia Tech. Recital/Masterclass. J. Saxton ‘Sesquicentennial Fanfare’ composition premiere. Feb. 2022

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Trumpet Master Class. Feb. 2022

  • Wartburg College Trumpet Festival, IA Residency. J. Saxton ‘Wartburg Fanfare’ composition premiere. Nov.  2021

  • Eastern Music Festival Master class. July 2021

  • Kent State University.  Online Brass Master class. Oct. 2020

  • Illinois State University. Online Classes:  Brass Trio Coaching; Brass Master Class. Sept. 2020

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City Residency. Feb. 2020.

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