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Alexander Technique
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Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique
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Why do musicians and performers study the Technique?
To address and prevent
  • performance anxiety
  • discomfort during long hours of sitting and practicing
  • discomfort from old injuries
  • muscle strain
  • Goals often include...
  • prevention of injuries
  • freer breathing
  • alleviating tension
  • improved concentration
  • changing counterproductive habits
  • returning to playing after an injury
  • increased stamina
  • Regarding Stage Fright/Performance Anxiety
    A study comparing professional musicians who used medication to control stage fright and ones who took a series of Alexander lessons found that:

  • musicians using the medication reported feeling "removed" from their performance, which placed limits on expressive playing
  • musicians studying Alexander Technique were calmer and still "present" for the performance. They also enjoyed using their newly developed flexibility in difficult technical passages.

    Thus the technique can help stage fright without damping a performer's enthusiasm for interpretation.

    Freeing the Breath and Developing Vocal Support
    Breathing and vocal support are intertwined: By understanding how they can act in a mutually supportive and synergistic way, students are more at ease in:

  • performing
  • public speaking
  • any stressful situation where you need to use your voice

    Accessing free breathing is a great stress buffer as well.

    While it may surprise you that each of these is tied to your movement pattern, that understanding will enable you to make positive changes much more easily.

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    AmSAT is the American Society of the Alexander Technique
    STAT is the original Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, based in London, U.K.

    Now in New York City at Union Square.