Alexander Technique (AT) can help you to find your own authentic voice. And with AT skills, you can keep your voice healthy and vibrant, throughout your performance, your career and your life. Because AT lessons will improve your breathing, poise and freedom of expression, you will sing and act better with Alexander Technique.
Thrill your audience before you make a sound
As critical as your sound may be, AT will help you create the precondition for that sound: the confidence you have in relationship with your Self. This is apparent in your physical presence, palpable to you, and visible to your audience, from the moment you walk on stage.
AT will help you achieve the readiness necessary to deliver an important artistic message in an expressive, inspiring way. This readiness emanates from the poise AT brings about in you, enabling you to move and communicate, from one moment to the next. Nothing extraneous, including stage fright, will get in your way, thanks to your AT skills.
A legend, and a global phenomenon
F.M. Alexander, the creator of the Technique, was an actor in the 1890s. He was desperately trying to find out why he was experiencing hoarseness on stage. Alexander observed himself in the mirror, while reciting, over a period of months. At last he discovered that it was his own habits of muscular tension that were the problem. So he devised his Technique as a practical method for recognizing and overcoming these habits. Today, there is still no more effective means for vocal artists to free themselves from harmful self-constriction.
Actors and singers rely on AT
Alexander Technique is part of the curriculum in nearly every professional conservatory worldwide, including Great Britain's Royal Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School in New York City. Actors and singers who study the technique learn to avoid the habits that impair breathing, pitch quality and timbre. For many great performers, AT is a "secret weapon."