Each December there is a wonderful Alexander Technique workshop offered on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. A few years ago I was able to attend the Freedom and Ease of Movement workshop and found it to be a wonderful way to exhale the old year and look forward to all the possibilities of the year ahead. … Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to spend 23 days in Italy visiting and working with Italian Alexander Technique teachers. There are approximately 40 teachers in Italy, mainly from Rome north, many of whom are musicians, too. I was fortunate to meet 14 of these teachers.
Your mind/body/self is your primary instrument. Not the violin, not the piano, not the guitar… this is your secondary instrument. YOU are your primary instrument. Too bad the mind-body-self doesn’t come with an owner’s manual and private lessons from an expert from the time we are very young! … Continue reading