AT

 

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Improve performance

Recover from complaints

Prevent injury

Free your flow

The AT is about use

The way how we move and hold ourselves, our instrument, attitudes, reactions and emotions. It helps in playing/singing technique, handling stress/stage fright, entering ‘flow’ and harnessing our optimal potential into use.


The AT approach is practical and seemingly physical (compared to for example psychotherapy). However, the body and mind are connected so any changes in the body will influence the mind and vice versa.

Intensive periods of AT

Musician, myself included, often find it difficult  to commit to weekly lessons. In my opinion learning the AT in intensive periods of 1-2 weeks with independent practice in between, is a good way to get results. Also, the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to learn how to deliver AT teaching online. The online lessons work surprisingly well, especially with those who already have some AT experience.


The founder of the AT, F.M Alexander taught many of his students this way. First, he asked the person to read one of his books, then book a hotel close to his studio and come for a lesson every day.


I'm not requiring a book to be read before the lessons, but I'm more than happy to give theoretical information about the AT, if you are interested in it.

Limitations of the AT

The Alexande Technique does give surprisingly wide health benefits, however complaints that require clinical care, medication or operation must be recognized and ruled out. For this I have followed a two-year course “Foundation of Western Medicine".


There are also situation where a combinations of techniques, physical or mental training gives the best  results. For this I have a wide network of specialist working together.