Alexander Technique Lessons
Alexander Technique Lessons are offered at our studio. Many musicians use it to reduce harmful tensions in the body, thereby making playing music easier and more enjoyable. Our teacher is a violinist and graduate of the American Center for the Alexander Technique, and he is AmSAT certified. Lessons are available in 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lengths.
What to expect from Alexander Technique lessons
Activities in the lessons usually begin with relatively simple (and very habitual) tasks such as sitting down and standing up from a chair, walking, & climbing stairs. From there you can take the skills learned in easier tasks and apply them to more complicated activities such as playing the violin, or horseback riding. Workers with repetitive stress injury and/or carpel tunnel syndrome often experience great relief when applying the Alexander Technique to their work.
Lessons are taught by John Austin, who is also a musician. John has been invited as a guest teacher at several universities including Columbia and McGill. He currently serves on staff at Alexander Technique Workshops International’s UNCSA workshop. His writings are regularly featured on the American Center for the Alexander Technique’s website. John’s specialties include reducing musculoskeletal pain and helping performing artists reach their full potential.