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David Nesmith had his first Alexander Technique lesson on April Fools’ Day, 1995.  He immediately experienced the benefits of practicing The Alexander Technique, immersing himself in what would become a tremendous transformation.  “I can change” became the mantra that propelled David from a realm of harmful habit and discomfort to one of discovery and expansiveness.

In 2003, after years assimilating wisdom from some of the greatest teachers of The Alexander Technique, David experienced a fundamental shift, feeling free more often than tense.  His breath has slowed and deepened and he stands taller.  Now a certified Alexander Technique instructor for many years, he enjoys a private practice in Columbus, Ohio.

David Nesmith working with a musician.

Nesmith teaching at a workshop sponsored by the Atlanta Symphony and Franklin Pond Chamber Music.

David’s horn playing career continues to develop, along with his focus on applying The Alexander Technique for performance enhancement and injury prevention.  He served has as Principal horn of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and has performed with numerous other symphonies.  He has been a member of the Cathedral Brass Ensemble (Columbus), the West Virginia Symphony, the Lancaster Festival, and the New Hampshire Music Festival.

A licensed member of Andover Educators, he teaches the course What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body.  He has written several articles on The Alexander Technique and Body Mapping (www.poisedforlife.com), as well as written The Breathing Book for Horn, published by Mountain Peak Music.  David produced and published Constructive Rest: The Audio Guide Series, available at constructiverest.com, and streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services.  To locate the audio series, go to your favorite streaming service and search David’s artist name “SmartPoise”.

An enthusiastic musician, hiker, and salsa dancer, he truly appreciates getting to know people.  He speaks Italian and travels often to Italy.  David’s passion for sharing The Alexander Technique and Body Mapping takes him all over the world, teaching and participating in workshops.