What I wish every musician knew about the Alexander Technique
Yesterday I gave a two-hour masterclass for pianists. I said something that elicited gasps of surprise.
There need not be anything wrong for you to use the Alexander Technique.
Alexander Technique is a direct way to respond to your desire to do your art with quality. It does not require you being injured or experience pain in your playing.
It’s a technique–meaning how you do something. You can use it to transcend mis-coordination or discomfort, but it’s primary job is to help you get what you want.
The technique was developed as a tool to help you do something you care about with quality.
“The hallmarks of the Alexander Technique are creativity, spontaneity, and adaptability to change.”
– A.R. Alexander
Pictured: Arthur Rubenstein, Chico Marx