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50 Hortense St
Glen Iris, VIC, 3146
Australia

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

Equipment and Apps

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Health related products

http://aokhealth.com/  Manufacturer of Mediball pro - fitness/Swiss ball and Dura Disc balance disc.

http://freedominaction.com.au/ Alexander Technique Teacher Michael Stenning Developed the Active Balance Chair to assist sustained ease in sitting.

https://spongywonder.com/ 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.

Apps

http://www.dejal.com/timeout/ Time Out is a break reminder program for Mac.

https://acuityscheduling.com/  free online appointment management system.

https://www.waveapps.com/ free online invoicing and accounting system.

 


Alexander Technique video, audio and media

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Piano Resources

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http://www.sonyalifschitz.com  Sonya Lifschitz - Taumban Technique teacher in Melbourne

http://www.wellbalancedpianist.com The Well Balanced Pianist's article on Taubman Technique

https://www.golandskyinstitute.org  The Golanski Institute is recognised as the most authoritative on Taubman Technique

http://melbournepianosales.com.au  Quality used piano sales in Melbourne

https://vmta.org.au  Victorian Music Teachers Association -  music teachers in Melbourne

https://www.amtr.com.au - Australian Music Teacher Register

https://www.pianotuners.asn.au/  Piano Tuners Guild Melbourne

http://australasianpianotechnology.com.au/  Piano Tuners and training Melbourne


Practice Guides

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Other health services and products

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Teachers Internationally

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http://www.pedrodealcantara.com
Easy to read and engaging articles on Alexander Technique with some targeted at musicians.

http://www.joearmstrong.info
Interviews and articles on various topics pertaining to Alexander technique, especially of interest to musicians.

http://cathymadden.net/index.html Cathy Madden, performance coach, author - Seattle, USA

http://carenbayer.com/carenbayer/  Caren Bayer, master teacher with background in Tai Chi and dance.  New York, USA

http://www.alexander-technique.london Adrian FarrellSoho, Central London, Highgate and East Finchley, UK

http://aino.klippel.fi/?lang=en Aino Klippel in London UK, Jyväskylä, Suomi / Finland

http://markjosefsberg.com/ 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

www.poisealexnadertechnique.com.au -  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
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http://www.austat.org.au/profile/66/ Robert Schubert - clarinet virtuoso, head of woodwind at VCA - CBD and Warrendyte*

http://www.austat.org.au/profile/221/  Michael Loftus-Hills - Violinist with MSO, former head of strings at Melbourne Uni - expert in violin set up - Surrey Hills*

http://www.austat.org.au/profile/102/ Tony Smith - Head of Drama at VCA

http://www.alexandereducation.com.au  Kate Morris and Chris Falk - Voice, Yoga and Alexander Technique - Northcote

http://riavoice.com Ria Soemardjo - Expert in vocal tuition and Alexander Technique, also qualified TaKaTiNa instructor - Thornbury

http://www.alextechmelb.com Jenny Thirtle - Expert in vocal tuition and Alexander Technique - Bentleigh and North Fitzroy*

http://www.studioevolving.com.au  Marigold Smith in Healsville – specialist with Horse riding and Yoga

http://www.atbodysense.com.au  Kate Martin and Kazimirs Krasovskis - both musicians - Melbourne CBD

https://www.melbourneyogacentre.com.au The School for FM Alexander Studies yoga practice homepage - North Fitzroy

http://www.austat.org.au/profile/101/ Ann Shoebridge - Expert in musicians health and performance - Warrenwood*

http://www.thinkalexander.com.au Bronwyn Munro - specialist in chronic pain management - Rosanna

http://www.austat.org.au/profile/108/ Carol Veldhoven - voice and piano - Hawthorn East

https://www.alexanderschool.edu.au David Moore - Director of Melbourne's teacher training course - North Fitzroy

http://www.alexandertechniquenetwork.com.au Group of teachers in Melbourne and regional Victoria

https://www.sarahcathcart.com.au/ Sarah Cathcart - Award-winning actress and theatre director

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


Australian Teachers: NSW, Tasmania, ACT, QLD:

https://www.harmonicmotion.com.au  Penny McDonald - experienced with actors and musicians - Tasmania

http://www.alexandertechnique.com.au Sydney Alexander Technique Centre, NSW

http://freedominaction.com.au/ Michael and Leonie Stenning, Canberra, ACT

http://www.backschool.com.au/ Teachers in Albion, Brisbane and Gold Coast, QLD

http://elkerudolph.com.au 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.


Schools

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Professional Societies

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http://www.austat.org.au The Australian Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique

http://www.ati-net.com Alexander Technique International - International Teachers Society

http://ate.org.au  Alexander Technique Education - International Teachers Society

http://www.canstat.ca  The Canadian Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info

http://www.amsatonline.org  The American Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info

http://www.stat.org.uk  The most established teaching association.  Based in the UK

http://www.alexandertechniqueworldwide.com The international Affiliated Societies of STAT


Information Websites

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http://www.pedrodealcantara.com  Easy to read and engaging articles on Alexander Technique with some targeted at musicians.

https://www.artofswimming.com/ Steven Shaw's website on Alexander Technique for swimming.

http://theartofrunning.com/ Malcolm Balk's website on Alexander Technique for running.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_technique  A good succinct explanation of who FM Alexander was and what his work entails

http://www.alexandercenter.com  Has a couple of experiments you can do yourself as you read…

http://www.joearmstrong.info Interviews and articles on various topics pertaining to Alexander technique, especially of interest to musicians.

http://www.directionjournal.com  International Journal of the Alexander technique

http://www.life.uiuc.edu/jeff/alextech.html A collection of resources and links

http://www.alexandertechnique.com  The “Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique” - information, resources and links

http://www.thealexandertechniqueconsultancy.co.uk
Includes a number of quotes from famous students of Alexander Technique

http://www.canstat.ca
The Canadian Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info

http://www.alexandertech.org
The American Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique – with some good introductory info