Garlan Jude Brosnahan
Garlan Jude Brosnahan (they/them), m.AmSAT, completed their AmSAT certified training of 1600 hours at Riverside Initiative for the Alexander Technique (RIAT) directed by Nanette Walsh with associate directors Ariel Carson and Lori Schiff. Garlan is a performance artist, theater director, writer, cabaret artist, emcee and performance curator. They’re attuned in Level I & II Usui Reiki by masters Aki Hirata Baker and Manu DelPrete from MINKA Brooklyn. They were recently hired to teach group Alexander Technique classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).
Flutist Viola Chan is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs, under the tutelage of Carol Wincenc. She is currently a freelance musician based in New York City, as well as a substitute player for the Albany and Princeton Symphony Orchestras.
A passionate advocate for new music, Ms. Chan had the opportunity to work with Steve Reich at his 2014 concert in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, performing “Drumming” with Colin Currie and the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble. This past summer, she was invited as a fellow to the Tanglewood Music Center. In the summer of 2019, Ms. Chan was the principal flutist under Maestro Edward Gardner in The Juilliard School’s tour with the Royal Academy of Music, during which the orchestra performed in Royal Albert Hall of the BBC Proms in London. In previous years, she has participated in the Spoleto Festival USA (2018, 2019), Orpheus@Mannes (2019), Aspen Music Festival and School (2018), National Orchestral Institute+Festival (2015), and New York Symphonic Ensemble (2015).
Ms. Chan also runs two small businesses- Portraits by Viola, photographing headshots and portraits, and Art of Music Engraving, crafting elegant hand-copied engravings of timeless musical scores as well as modern works.
Silas Harris is a new teacher of Alexander Technique. Certified in 2021, he is one of the youngest people ever to be certified by the AmSAT board. Silas was trained at the Riverside Initiative for the Alexander Technique by the program led by Nanette Walsh. His teaching focuses on playfulness, curiosity, and taking the stress out of self exploration. Currently, he teaches individual private lessons, and is available for group workshops or specialized classes. Silas is a stage and voice actor, and is passionate about helping people express themselves and find their voices. For more information, go to silasemersonharris.com/alexandertechnique, or contact him directly at SilasHarrisAT@gmail.com.