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What I wish every musician knew about the Alexander Technique

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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

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Pictured: Arthur Rubenstein, Chico Marx

May 1, 2016 / Uncategorized

Kate Conklin is a performance coach and teacher of voice and the Alexander Technique. Kate specializes in helping world-class performers whose work requires excellent technique and profound artistry. She teaches in Los Angeles and remotely via Skype.

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