Nelson, Samuel H. 1946-

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NELSON, Samuel H. 1946-

PERSONAL:

Male. Born July 20, 1946, in East Cleveland, OH; son of Leo J. and Bertha (Frieleng) Nelson; married Christine Moss (a social worker). Education: University of Michigan, B.A., 1968; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1975. Hobbies and other interests: Singing, cross-country skiing, bicycling.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Scarecrow Press, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, assistant economist, 1976-77, 1980-83, part-time employee, 1983-2001; Energy System Research Group, Boston, MA, economist, 1977-79; self-employed practitioner of Feldenkrais, 1987—. Sanford Cohen and Associates, consultant, 2001—. Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreats, member of board of trustees, 1987—.

MEMBER:

Feldenkrais Guild of North America (chair of finance committee, 1988—), American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

WRITINGS:

(With Elizabeth Blades-Zeller) Singing with Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Seminars in Neurology and Public Utilities Fortnightly.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Feldenkrais for Instrumentalists: You're the Primary Instrument.

SIDELIGHTS:

Samuel H. Nelson told CA: "I am inspired to write about the Feldenkrais method because of the paucity of printed material about it. My writing has concentrated on musicians because they have been given much advice on the correct posture, et cetera, without the means to achieve it or understand what it feels like. My work in this area is intended to remedy this problem. I also developed modular lessons that could be used for warm-ups and would fit into the busy lives that people lead today."