June 17, 2018

The First Time I Considered a Career in Medicine

It began with a dog, a Chow Chow, to be specific.   Back when I lived on SE Clinton Street, years ago, I noticed a neighbor […]
May 31, 2018

The Posture Question

While I’m not a regular reader of fashion sites (I do read Vogue magazine, but only for the articles, I swear!), I just came across this little […]
February 9, 2016

It’s Not a Matter of Position

This article on performing freely came out today in The Strad and I was overjoyed to read this passage: When we watch very good players, we […]
November 4, 2015
Person rubbing their neck

New Neck Pain Study

A new study in the UK shows that both the Alexander Technique and acupuncture are effective for chronic neck pain and have lasting results. More details […]
August 12, 2015

Stand Like an Egyptian

Oh, Heptup. You look quite fetching in your loincloth, but please only deploy your asymmetrical swagger while you’re modeling for a Greek sculptress. It’s true: those […]
April 29, 2015
Cast of Our New Girl

Find the Alexander Teacher!

Can you spot the Alexander Technique teacher in this photo of the cast of Our New Girl? You’ve got it, I’m on the far right! I’m […]
February 20, 2015

Music + Mucus = Unity

Today before her lesson a student blew her nose and said, “We’re rehearsing a piece with very fast sixteenth notes. It makes my nose run.” I […]
February 10, 2015

A Party in Your Brain

If you didn’t already believe in the enormous benefits of playing music, this charming article (it comes with a video!) is ready to convince you. Playing […]
January 12, 2015

It’s Not Just for Performers Anymore…

Did you know that the Alexander Technique is a life hack? Oh yes! This recent article in Entrepreneur magazine outlines the author’s experiences with the AT […]
October 27, 2014

This is Your Child’s Brain on Music

“…lead researcher Sylvain Moreno…found that music training enhanced the children’s “executive function”—that is, their brains’ ability to plan, organize, strategize and solve problems. And he found […]