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Practice of Jeremy Woolhouse, pianist and Alexander Technique Teacher in Melbourne, Australia

Specialist in working with musicians, RSI, posture re-education, neck, back and chronic pain management. 

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.

In Search of the Perfect Office Chair

Jeremy Woolhouse

I am often asked for an opinion on office chairs.  My answer is necessarily indirect.  I propose that a chair which makes engaging in positive co-ordination most readily accessible is preferable.  I then go on to unpack what that statement means, suggest some practices to aid comfortable sitting, and some ergonomic considerations.  I may also challenge the enquirer as to how they came to ask in the first place, to ensure he is not delegating responsibility for the use of himself to his furniture.

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A Universal Principle of Learning and Training.

Jeremy Woolhouse

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.

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Alexander Technique: Past Tense.

Jeremy Woolhouse

This article attempts to de-stigmatise tension and present muscle contraction in a healthy framework.  Also challenge the virtues of relaxation as a remedy.  An article of interest to those faced with RSI symptoms, or anyone whose work puts them at risk of “overuse”.  For instance, anyone using a computer!

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