Wellness Program in the School of Music

Weigel Hall in autumnIntroduction

The School of Music is very pleased to announce the inception of its wellness program for Ohio State music students, faculty and staff.

Wellness initiatives include Alexander Technique, auditory and vocal health, mind/body wellness and more!


Alexander Technique Program Objectives

Dale Beaver, RMT

Mind/Body Wellness

Lynn Singleton, musician wellness specialist

  • Mind/body wellness, experiential anatomy, body sustainability, movement re-education
  • Promoting self-care education and strategies for pain and injury management (prevention and rehabilitation)
  • "Weekly Wellness Wednesday" class for all School of Music students, faculty and staff; Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m in Weigel 177 or 174.

Auditory Health

Scott A. Jones, hearing wellness

Vocal Health

Scott McCoy, vocal wellness

Program Faculty

  Dale Beaver

Dale Beaver instructing Alexander Technique class Dale Beaver, RMT, has a bachelor of music degree from the University of Mt. Union and graduate work at The Ohio State University. After a 10-year period of apprenticeship, he became a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International, and has taught Alexander Technique workshops at colleges throughout the Midwest. At Ohio State, he teaches Alexander Technique in the School of Music, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Theater. Extended Workshop teaching includes clinics throughout the Great Lakes region and summer residential courses in Virginia and Washington as well as the December workshop at Ohio State. He is also certified at the Advanced Practitioner Level in Nervous System Energy work. Beaver has been an organist and choir director for over 35 years, and runs a private vocal studio.

Lynn SingletonLynn Singleton

Office: Mershon 401B   |   614-315-2598

Mind-Body Wellness/Experiential Anatomy/Body Sustainability/Movement Re-Education

  • Certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Instructor
  • Certified Yamuna® Body Rolling Practitioner
  • Certified Yoga Tune-UpTM  Therapy Ball Practitioner
  • Certified Professional Foot Reflexologist
  • Certified Healthy FootTM Practitioner
  • Restorative Exercise InstituteTM Whole Body Alignment Course
  • Franklin Method Courses
  • Allied Professional Health Care member of Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)

Promoting self-care education and strategies for pain and injury management (prevention and rehabilitation)

  • Increased body awareness
  • Movement re-education to realign the body’s architecture by correcting muscle imbalances that result from overuse and misuse in performance and daily life
  • Self-massage to reduce physical and mental tension using techniques from Yamuna Body Rolling®, Roll-Model MethodTM, Reflexology and Shiatsu
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises to meet the physical demands of practice and performance
  • Breathing techniques for meditation and stress release

Weekly Wellness Wednesday Class for all School of Music students, faculty and staffWednesdays 11:30 a.m in Weigel 177 or 174

  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Meditation

Available for private appointment, studio class or workshop/master class.   Lynn Singleton   |   Office: Mershon 401B   |   614-315-2598

  Scott A. Jones

Scott A. JonesScott A. Jones, School of Music hearing wellness liaison, is associate professor of music and associate director of bands in the School of Music at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to conducting the Symphonic Band, he also leads the undergraduate conducting curriculum and serves as director of the Ohio State Youth Summer Music Programs. Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State, Dr. Jones served as director of bands at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He also garnered 15 years of teaching experience in the public schools of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Ashville, Ohio. ¶ During doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Jones became engaged with researchers exploring "music-induced hearing loss" in practicing musicians and music educators. He has advocated hearing conservation for music educators and students of music for more than a decade, and continues that work in the School of Music at Ohio State. [continued...]

  Scott McCoy

Scott McCoyScott McCoy, professor of voice and pedagogy at The Ohio State University, is the director of the Helen Swank Voice Teaching and Research Lab. Dr. McCoy has been professor of voice and pedagogy, director of the Presser Music Center Voice Laboratory, and the director of Graduate Studies at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. His multimedia voice science and pedagogy textbook, Your Voice, An Inside View, is used extensively by colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. He is immediate past president and director of the National Intern Program of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), associate director of the Journal of Singing for voice pedagogy, and has also served NATS as vice president for Workshops, program chair for the 2006 and 2008 National Conferences, chair of the Voice Science Advisory Committee, and master teacher for the national Intern Program. Deeply committed to teacher education, McCoy is a founding faculty member in the NYSTA Professional Development Program, teaching classes in Voice Anatomy & Physiology and Acoustics & Voice Analysis. He is a member of the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing. [continued...]


Dale Beaver   |   Lynn Singleton   |   Scott A. Jones   |   Scott McCoy

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