Alexander Technique for Musicians
By helping musicians improve the quality of the physical movements involved in playing an instrument or singing, the Alexander Technique helps improve the quality of the musician’s breathing and sound itself.
Improve breathing and soundStrengthen backRelieve painIncrease range of motionRelease performance anxieties
The Alexander Technique has a long history of helping instrumentalists and singers to perform with less stress and less likelihood of injury. It helps musicians strengthen their backs, to accurately support and enhance movement in practice and in performance—with the goal of increasing ease, relieving pain and helping to eliminate injury.
Pain and tension are the ultimate distraction. The Alexander Technique is a way to regain poise, create fuller musical expression, keep the musician’s body free and comfortable—‘free your body, free your music’.
Over the years, a number of prominent musicians have publicly endorsed the Alexander Technique: Yehudi Menuhin, Paul McCartney, Sting, Julian Bream, James Galway and the conductor Sir Adrian Boult, to name but a few.
The Technique is taught at the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York, the Aspen Music Festival, The Royal College of Music in London, The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and at many other schools of music, universities and colleges.