• Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage

Janet Crouch Shulman

Janet Crouch Sherman
Alexander Teacher and Cellist
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Janet Crouch Shulman trained as a teacher of The Alexander Technique at the Alexander Technique Studio in London, England, and at the Alexander Training Institute, Los Angeles. She is currently professor of Alexander Technique at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and also gives workshops and classes at various institutions throughout the Los Angeles area including The California Institute for The Arts (CalArts), the Antaeus Theater Company, Hollywood, the Will Geer 'Theatricum Botanicum' in Topanga and the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles. She works closely with Elizabeth Howard, vocal teacher and founder of the 'Vocal Power' method, herself a strong advocate for the Alexander Technique. Janet also gives individual Alexander lessons from her home in Topanga, incorporating her extensive experience in music, theatre and dance. She has helped people of all ages and from all walks of life, with problems as diverse as postural misalignment, Parkinson's disease, scoliosis, back and neck pain, excessive tension and performance anxiety. Being a performer herself she takes a particular interest in working with musicians, actors, singers and dancers. She is one of only a handful of Alexander Technique teachers in the United States with an advanced certification to teach Jessica Wolf's 'The Art of Breathing'.

 As a professional cellist she has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the Britten Sinfonia, the Academy of Ancient Music, Ballet ‘Rambert’, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Kenneth Brannagh’s ‘Renaissance Theater Company’, the Endymion Ensemble, the Almeida Ensemble, and as guest cellist with the Britten String Quartet and the New Hollywood String Quartet. She has recorded TV and movie soundtracks for the BBC and the major movie studios of Los Angeles with The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra. In the UK she was assistant professor of cello at the Royal College of Music and also taught at the Hindhead School of Music and London’s ‘Youth Music Center’. She is currently professor of cello at The Masters College, Santa Clarita, the Malibu String Academy, Malibu, and the 'Shulman Cello Studio', Los Angeles.