When studying Alexander Technique, each student will progress in an individual way. There are, however, some common themes students may be able to relate to. A consideration of progression can help to put into perspective one’s own experience and development.Read More
Articles on Alexander Technique in life - by Jeremy Woolhouse
Monthly blog articles by Jeremy Woolhouse. Alexander Technique for daily life, music performance, specialised activities, pain relief and management.
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There exists a myth that a ‘return to nature’ offers a solution to our everyday aches and pains. We blame computers and out modern lifestyles as the cause of all sorts of problems. However when we look at the principles at work behind the issues in modern life, we find that the same problems presided in times goneRead More
A large percentage of classical Alexander Technique lesson time is devoted to work on sitting, standing and moving between sitting and standing. As one progresses, this preoccupation persists. There are some more complex tasks that the experienced student may be able to work constructively with, but the teacher is likely to continue to work on sitting and standing. This tenacity is based on profound principles.Read More
At the core of study in any modality and in any demographic, is a principle I call Progressive Complexity. It is the method by which we can start with any degree of incompetence and progressively acquire skill. This one principle is the foundation for my teaching practice in Alexander Technique, and in piano tuition. Whether it is realised by the pupil or not, an inability to engage the full potential of Progressive Complexity is what leads students to seek support of a teacher.Read More