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50 Hortense St
Glen Iris, VIC, 3146

0490 126 293

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. 

Resources and links

Links to resources and information about Alexander Technique

Equipment and Apps

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Health related products  Manufacturer of Mediball pro - fitness/Swiss ball and Dura Disc balance disc. Alexander Technique Teacher Michael Stenning Developed the Active Balance Chair to assist sustained ease in sitting. Spongy wonder is a specialty ergonomic bike seat.  It gives support where you need it, and not where you don't, making cycling more efficient and comfortable. Yoga blocks and equipment

Apps Time Out is a break reminder program for Mac.  free online appointment management system. free online invoicing and accounting system.

Other Equipment tensigrity toy ‘Skwish” by Manhattan Toy Co. technical mattress and sleep products


Alexander Technique video, audio and media

Jeremy Woolhouse Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing project created an animation of breathing with narration explaining some of the movements and structures involved podcast featuring an interview with Jeremy Woolhouse talking about Alexander Technique and piano - Poise Alexander Technique You Tube channel - podcasts by teachers of the Alexander Technique, sorted by topic.
Alexander Technique teacher Adrian Farrell's series of YouTube videos called 'Top Tips' to show how the Technique can be used in everyday actions. 

Piano Resources

Jeremy Woolhouse  Sonya Lifschitz - Taumban Technique teacher in Melbourne The Well Balanced Pianist's article on Taubman Technique  The Golanski Institute is recognised as the most authoritative on Taubman Technique  Quality used piano sales in Melbourne  Victorian Music Teachers Association -  music teachers in Melbourne - Australian Music Teacher Register  Piano Tuners Guild Melbourne  Piano Tuners and training Melbourne

Other health services and products

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Osteopathy Inner North Osteopathy, Brunswick
Lucy, Sudi Southside Osteopathy, Gardenvale
Corey Dyer Life Force Osteopathy, Malvern
Wendy Sound Osteopathy, Fitzroy - Specialists in Osteo for Musicians Hampton/Beaumaris Sports and Spinal Group

Hand Therapy - Melbourne Hand Rehab

Yoga - Northcote - North Fitzroy - Brighton

Pilates Pahran and Carlton - Richmond - Richmond

Running - In store gait analysis and expert advice to choose the most appropriate running shoe - Clifton Hill and various locations around Australia

Teachers Internationally

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Easy to read and engaging articles on Alexander Technique with some targeted at musicians.
Interviews and articles on various topics pertaining to Alexander technique, especially of interest to musicians. Cathy Madden, performance coach, author - Seattle, USA  Caren Bayer, master teacher with background in Tai Chi and dance.  New York, USA Adrian FarrellSoho, Central London, Highgate and East Finchley, UK Aino Klippel in London UK, Jyväskylä, Suomi / Finland Mark Josefsberg in New York, USA

Alexander Technique Teachers in Australia

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All teachers listed below are fully trained, qualified and registered teachers of Alexander Technique.

Australian Teachers, Victoria -  Jeremy Woolhouse
General Alexander Technique education, with specialist services for musicians.  RSI, posture re-education, back and neck pain, chronic pain management.  Jeremy is also a professional pianist. -  Glen Iris
CONTACT Robert Schubert - clarinet virtuoso, head of woodwind at VCA - CBD and Warrendyte*  Michael Loftus-Hills - Violinist with MSO, former head of strings at Melb. Uni - expert in violin set up - Surrey Hills* Tony Smith - Head of Drama at VCA  Kate Morris and Chris Falk - Voice, Yoga and Alexander Technique - Northcote Ria Soemardjo - Expert in vocal tuition and Alexander Technique, also qualified TaKaTiNa instructor - Thornbury Jenny Thirtle - Expert in vocal tuition and Alexander Technique - Bentleigh and North Fitzroy*  Marigold Smith in Healsville – specialist with Horse riding and Yoga  Kate Martin and Kazimirs Krasovskis - both musicians - CBD Ann Shoebridge - Expert in musicians health and performance - Warrenwood* Bronwyn Munro - specialist in chronic pain management - Rosanna Carol Veldhoven - voice and piano - Hawthorn East David Moore - Director of AT Teacher Training course - North Fitzroy Group of teachers in Victoria Sarah Cathcart - Award-winning actress and theatre director

* Teachers recommended for group workshops for musicians and music students.

Australian Teachers: NSW, Tasmania, ACT, QLD:  Penny McDonald - experienced with actors and musicians - Tasmania Sydney Alexander Technique Centre, NSW Michael and Leonie Stenning, Canberra, ACT Teachers in Albion, Brisbane and Gold Coast, QLD Elke Rudolph, West Hobart, TAS

Recomended Reading

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Pedro De Alcantara “Indirect Procedures – a musicians guide to the Alexander Technique”
Oxford 1997

A fantastic introduction to the technique and principles.  Very clear and easy to read.  Fascinating and entertaining.  The second part of the book is dedicated to ways the technique can be applied by musicians in practice and performance.  Highly recommended for musicians.

Thomas Mark “What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body”
Gia Publications 2004

Specifically for pianists, this book offers anatomical diagrams and guidelines for achieving an easeful piano technique.  The authors draw on Alexander Technique and Taubman Technique to present a clear physiologically sound approach which is consistent with Alexander Technique principles.

F M Alexander “The Use of the Self”
Methuen1932 re-printed by Gollancz 1998

Alexander is not heralded for his literary skills – the language is dated and sometimes takes a few readings to make sense of.  However, this is the primary source, and of his 4 books, this is the most concise, clearest and least expensive.  It is also the most fascinating as he recounts how he developed his technique, and how he teaches it in a couple of different situations.

Pedro De Alcantara “A Skill for Life”
Crowood 1999

In his easy going conversational style Pedro De Alcantara presents a very accessible general introduction to the technique.

Michael Gelb “Body Learning”
Henry Holt Co 1981

Another accessible introduction to the technique, with a few points for beginners to consider.

Don Weed “What You Think is What You Get”
ITM Publications, USA 2004

An intellectual and sometimes challenging text that is very thought provoking.  It goes quiet deep into the principles and is philosophical, yet practical.  


Kapit and Elson “The Anatomy Coloring Book”
Benjamin Cummings Publishing 2002

A basic understanding of anatomical structures is incredibly useful in contemplating the nature of human movement and behaviour.  Not only is this book a very clear explanation of where the anatomical features are and what they do, but you get to colour them in too!  The colouring is a great aid to learning.  It does use some technical terminology in the text, but the visual reference is the more important.


Deane Juhan “Job’s Body – a handbook for bodywork”
Barrytown Station Hill 2003

This book is a not written by an Alexander teacher or student.  It is intended for “bodyworkers” from various disciplines.  It describes in technical detail the workings of the body and mind in relationship to bodywork.  It goes a long way towards explaining why Alexander Technique is so profound.  It does require some background knowledge of anatomical terms.

Stephen Nachmanovich “Free Play – Improvisation in life and Art”
Tarcher Putnam 1990

A book devoted to the inspiration and expression of improvisation.  With a bit of imagination the text can be related to Alexander Technique or any act of living.  Recommended for anyone who considers their work an art form.


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Professional Societies

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Alexander Technique Societies The Australian Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique Alexander Technique International - International Teachers Society  Alexander Technique Education - International Teachers Society  The Canadian Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info  The American Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info  The most established teaching association.  Based in the UK The international Affiliated Societies of STAT

Other Professional Societies The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare The Victorian Music Teachers Association

Information Websites

Jeremy Woolhouse  Easy to read and engaging articles on Alexander Technique with some targeted at musicians. Steven Shaw's website on Alexander Technique for swimming. Malcolm Balk's website on Alexander Technique for running.  A good succinct explanation of who FM Alexander was and what his work entails Alexander Technique Teacher Jessica Wolf’s ‘Art of Breathing’ website with link to animated anatomical video of breathing.  Has a couple of experiments you can do yourself as you read… Interviews and articles on various topics pertaining to Alexander technique, especially of interest to musicians.  International Journal of the Alexander technique A collection of resources and links  The “Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique” - information, resources and links
Includes a number of quotes from famous students of Alexander Technique
A list of reasons to study Alexander Technique with links to research
The Canadian Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info
The American Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info