Sep6 LIVE Masterclass: Alexander Technique for Improvisers

​​​​RICHIE BARSHAY: Alexander Technique for Improvisers ​Alexander Technique Teacher & world-class drummer/percussionist (Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea) For ALL Instruments


​​​​​Your primary instrument: Yourself

How to sit

How to support your arms


Open Focus

About ​​​​​RICHIE BARSHAY: ​ Noted for his work with the Herbie Hancock Quartet​ (2003-2007), he's been dubbed "a major rhythm voice on the rise" by DownBeat, and The Guardian (UK) praises "the arrival of a major innovator who also knows how to have fun.”

Find him on stage and recordings with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, The Klezmatics, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Lee Konitz, Natalie Merchant, Bobby McFerrin, and Pete Seeger among others.

He can be heard on over 80 recordings as a sideman, and his two self-produced albums: Homework featuring Herbie Hancock (2004), and Sanctuary featuring Chick Corea (2014).

Based in NYC, Richie is also an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher and maintains a private practice for performing artists and others to regain better mind-body coordination and ease of movement. ​