use the the Covid-19 hiatus to study Alexander Technique - for a lifetime of healthy singing
AT can help you to find your own authentic voice, and keep it healthy and vibrant, throughout your performance, your career and your life. The current break from singing forced on us by Covid-19 offers the perfect opportunity to study AT, because it is best to thoroughly master AT basics before applying your new skills to vocal activity.
AT lessons will improve your breathing, poise and freedom of expression, while lifting your spirits during the stress of this historic pandemic. By the time you return to singing you will have an entirely new set of resources at your command, and AT can aid you in keeping audition jitters at bay.
a method created by a vocal professional to recover his voice
Learning Alexander Technique helps speakers and singers achieve a richer, fuller sound, and greater ease and reliability of vocal production. The Technique was developed by F.M. Alexander, an actor who in the 1890s set out to find the source of the vocal problems that were threatening his stage career.
Alexander devised his Technique as a practical method for recognizing and overcoming the pernicious habits of muscular tension he found were causing his vocal distress. There is still no more effective means for freeing vocal artists 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."