BodyWorkShop© with Ruth for Your School, Studio, or Corporate Office
Join the many universities, organizations, and corporations around the world who are already enjoying Hennessy Breath and BodyWorkShops©. Always respectful of the work going on in the studio, our BodyWorkShops© change the body, not the technique. Any BodyWorkShop© can be tailored to suit your needs, as well as your budget.
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Hennessy Breath and BodyWorkShops© are esepcially beneficial for movement and breath. Whether your performance is on stage, in the classroom, or in an office, the improvements are dramatic and immediate
BodyWorkShops© can be tailored to suit your needs, as well as your budget.
Every summer Ruth Williams Hennessy is one of the most valued faculty members at our San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto, where she works intensely with our young professional singers in both individual and group sessions. Utilizing her years of experience in voice and bodywork, she is adept at zeroing in on and fixing the tensions in each singer. I've seen her work in various workshops throughout the US and am always in awe of her vast knowledge and analytical skills. What she does is an adjunct to any system of vocal technique! — Michael Sylvester, International and Metropolitan Opera artist; Assistant Professor, Wichita State University
Please contact Ruth with your budget and available dates, and we will try to configure a BodyWorkShop that fits your needs. Here are some typical workshop prices:
- One-Day BodyWorkShops©
- 2-hour BodyWorkShop© (up to 25 participants) -- $500
- 4-hour BodyWorkShop© (unlimited participants) --$750
- 6-hour BodyWorkShop© (unlimited participants) -- $1000
- Two-Day BodyWorkShops© (unlimited participants)
- 2 6-hour BodyWorkShops© -- $2000
- Day One: Student BodyWorkShop©
- Day Two: Teacher Training
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Ms. Hennessy is a most energetic and engaging teacher, who led our students to a new realization of the physical nature of performing and the connection between body and sound. As Ms. Hennessy works, she is always respectful of the work being done in studios and encourages interaction with the teacher. She has a gift for describing the musculature and physiology of the body in an understandable fashion. I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Hennessy and her workshop to any institution that teaches music. — Jane Bunnell, International and Metropolitan Opera artist; Professor of Voice, Michigan State University
Standard 4-hour workshops typically include:
BODYWORK FOR PERFORMANCE
Group instruction in Hennessy Breath and BodyWork with some individual attention. Easy-to-use plan for home use. Discover physical habits that inhibit performance. Learn simple exercises to release tension and improve alignment.
Find and release the six places most people are overworking. Learn how to check and release them at home with a simple self-assessment sequence to understand your current breath and performance habits.
OPTIMAL ALIGNMENT FOR PERFORMANCE
Enhance alignment, breath control, and resonance with this brief alignment sequence. Designed to create the optimal physicality for your performance, our alignment is compatible with any healthy technique.
Put it all together by applying Ruth's BodyWork and alignment to performing. As time permits, participants are coached individually and receive individual assessments of current body patterns and how to change them.
Ruth Williams Hennessy’s Whole Body Workshop is a comprehensive and unique approach to the physicality of performing. In her 4 hour workshop at Ball State University, Ms. Hennessy commanded the attention of 100 willing and avid singers. She shared her vast knowledge of the human anatomy as it applies to classical singing—never losing the audience’s attention. I was especially impressed with Ms. Hennessy’s ability to communicate with her audience. She possesses a large vocabulary, allowing every participant to clearly understand her intentions. In the second half of the workshop, Ms. Hennessy applied her techniques to the individual singer. The results were marked and immediate. I highly recommend Ms. Hennessy’s Whole Body Workshop. It fills the void between vocal technique and musical coaching. — Joseph Levitt, International artist, Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Theatre, Ball State University (ret.)