Orchestral Maneuvers At-A-Distance II


[click to enlarge course flyer by Roberto Duse]


In Orchestral Maneuvers we are exploring new and playful ways to enrich our relationship with ourselves, with others, with music and—for guitarists—with the guitar.

This 40-Day online course will present work on Keynotes, Five Relations Triads, Performance Challenge, Improvisation, Guitar, Yoga and, who knows what else?

Detailed information on this link.

“In the OM AAD for me it was very clear that there are a bunch of options; there are also quite different areas. You can dig deeper into the AT realm, or the improvisation, or the guitar part, and it was easy for me to choose and to say, ‘OK, I’m going to do this one now, maybe guitar is not the main focus for me on this course…’ This felt very free for me..I actually, for example, took a lot of the material for the guitar and worked on it afterwards…I like that very much: depending on your main focus at the moment there are so many things that are appealing in this bundle.”

Philipp Quaet-Falsem
Alexander Technique Trainee

Orchestral Maneuvers

Creative Strategies for Orchestras, Small Groups and Individuals. In Practice and Performance, Motion and Repose.

“Sandra Bain Cushman, Director of Alexander Technique on Guitar Craft and Guitar Circle courses, has developed a field for creative action in Orchestral Maneuvers.

OM offers a simple, straightforward and accessible method of developing presence, coordination and attention for the individual musician, the musician and their instrument, musicians and their instruments, within a group or orchestra; and for the group and orchestra as a whole.

Orchestral Maneuvers is available to all – musicians and non-musicians alike – seeking to expand and explore their creative life and work.  

Sandra has worked with performers for 25 years on the finer points of attention, expression, balance and breath.  OM is an outcome of Sandra’s own long practice, experience and creative insight. It’s also a lot of fun.”

Robert Fripp
Saturday 18th. January, 2014; Casa Stella Maris, Caorle, Italy.

“Orchestral Maneuvers embraces and moves within The Guitar Circle, and goes to places and people The Guitar Circle does not.”

Robert Fripp
Monday 9th. February, 2015; Quinta Tonantzin Retreat House, Tepoztlán, México.

“OM gives us practice thinking on our feet. As individuals. As individuals within a group. As a group within a larger group.

OM aims to improve the functioning of the individual, in order that the individual may act with greater capacity within the group.”

Sandra Bain Cushman
Founder of Orchestral Maneuvers