Presentation and Performing
Performers in all areas find they can benefit from the Alexander Technique. Actors, singers, dancers, musicians use the Technique to relieve performance anxiety while improving concentration and stage presence. Public speakers use it to improve vocal projection and overall voice quality. Those in business find it enhances presentation skills and increases confidence.
Specifically it helps performers to improve stamina, increase clarity of perception, and free up spontaneity. Improved self-awareness allows them to get rid of poor habits and develop a wider repertoire of skills.
The Technique helps to reduce performance anxiety, lessen the likelihood of injury and enhance stage presence. By learning how to relieve tension in the neck and back, singers and actors experience fuller breathing and improved vocal quality. By learning how to hold themselves and the instrument with less tension, musicians experience playing with greater ease, resulting in improved sound quality. Dancers learn how to move with more freedom and less tension. Study of the Alexander Technique enables sharp focus, a highly refined sensory awareness, efficient use of energy, improved balance and coordination and an inner sense of calm.
The Alexander Technique is taught in conservatory and university programs around the world, including: The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Royal College of Music, Goldsmith’s College, Central School of Speech and Drama, The Royal National Theatre, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, The Purcell School, The Juilliard School in New York City, New England Conservatory of Music, Yale School of Drama, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.