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 26, 2012

Cultivating Optimal Conditions

Preparing recently to work with young actors, I reread an article from the STAT website, “Moving into performance: Using the principles of the Alexander Technique to […]
January 18, 2012

Freedom of Thought and Action

Here is another definition of the Alexander Technique: a means of regaining freedom of thought and action. In light of the ongoing dialogue about internet freedom […]
October 24, 2011

“The Freedom is There to Play It”

Sir Colin Davis is an amazing character, but he became even more compelling when I heard him say, in response to comment about his calm and […]
August 1, 2011


I’ve never been very good at getting out of bed in the morning, particularly when there are no outside forces to discourage me from sleeping in […]