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 […]
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 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 […]
April 5, 2013

Questioning Assumptions About Exercise

I’d like to share this recent article from the NY Times, “Reasons Not to Stretch.” As a dancer, I’m certainly not anti-stretching, but I think it’s important […]
April 5, 2012

Guiding Orders

Alexander described a series of guiding orders with the intention that we think them “all together, one after the other.” (Use of the Self, p. 42) […]
September 7, 2011

How I Survived Watching “The Debt”

On Saturday, to escape the warmth and sunlight of Labor Day Weekend, I went and saw The Debt with Helen Mirren (meaning that Helen was in […]
May 7, 2011

A Technique for Computer Work

Because we are free to apply the Alexander Technique to all our activities all the time, this post is about the thing I’m doing right now: working […]
May 2, 2011

I’m On a Roll

There is a story in the Alexander Technique field about F.M. Alexander giving lessons to the author Aldous Huxley. Huxley was apparently so lacking in muscle […]
April 21, 2011

Letting Go and Going Wrong

Some recent experiments with the Dart Procedures have got me thinking. The Dart Procedures are a series of activities developed by Professor Raymond Dart in conjunction […]
March 20, 2011

The Integrated Individual

Mr. Alexander has done a service to the subject by insistently treating each act as involving the whole integrated individual, the whole psycho-physical man. To take […]