First year Alexander Teacher Training

First year of Alexander Teacher training: many subtle changes came before my lower back changed it's shape

If you are a constantly arching your back, you are squashing the back of your ribcage. For a clarinetist this means reduced lung capacity, poorer tone quality and rhytmical inaccuracy due to uncontrolled tension in the fingers and the tongue.

If you are motivated to learn, The Alexander Technique is powerful in retraining so-called bad posture. Instead of forcing a new shape onto my already over-working back, my Alexander Teachers through a process that made me feel more alive, alert and confident. Many subtle changes came before my lower back started to change it’s shape, so the Alexander Technique taught me quite a lot of patience as well.