Alexander for Musicians


The Alexander Technique is an education and practice that musicians from the top performance arts schools around the world use to overcome and prevent injury, and to support their highest levels of performance.

Alexander Technique in Performing Arts Education (Music and Acting)

After overcoming his own music related injury and working professionally as a musician for several years, Mark (B.Mus, CANSTAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique) shifted his focus to teaching the Alexander Technique - to help other musicians overcome injury, prevent issues, and discover more of their fullest potential in their music and lives.

The Alexander Technique is used by countless musicians including Paul McCartney, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, flutist James Galway, Sting, and many others. Alexander Technique lessons help you to understand and reduce excess tension getting in your way of freedom of movement and performance. For vocalists lessons help you find greater freedom in breathing and enhance vocal production, and for all musicians lessons can help you access more efficient ways of playing your instrument and provide new tools to reduce performance anxiety.

  • Understand and change personal physical habits that interfere with optimal performance

  • Overcome overuse/misuse injuries connected to playing your instrument

  • Enhance coordination and ease of movement

  • Feel and move better in practice, performance, and teaching

  • Improve awareness and coordination for efficient performance

  • Develop non-medicated ways to better manage performance anxiety

  • Remove limiting obstacles to access more of your potential

 

The Alexander Technique is taught in:

CANADA
McGill University, Faculty of Music
Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Standard Life Competition
University of Alberta, Department of Music/Augustana Campus/Department of Drama
Capilano University, Vancouver BC, Department of Theatre
Le Domaine Forget, Music and Dance Academy
Opera Nuovo, Vocal Arts Festival, Edmonton
Option-théâtre du Collège Lionel-Groulx
Globe Theatre, Regina
York University, Department of Theatre
The Royal Conservatory of Music
Université du Québec à Montréal, Department of Dance
University of Manitoba, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Victoria, School of Music/ Division of Continuing Studies
Union des artistes
University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

UNITED STATES
American Conservatory Theatre
The Juilliard School, New York
The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
University of California
University of Maryland
The University of Texas at Austin
Boston University
University of Michigan
New York University
American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco
Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York
Manhattan School of Music
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
The Mannes College of Music, New York
Yale University School of Drama
The Miller Healthcare Institute for Performing Arts NYC

ENGLAND
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
The Manchester School of Music
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
Royal College of Music
Royal Academy of Music, London
Guildhall School of Music & Drama