December 2018 – Happy Holidays: Music and Alexander Technique

Happy Holidays!  May they be filled with music, good cheer, ease and joy!

I have the joy of both worlds: playing music professionally, and teaching how to move naturally with ease and efficiency through the Alexander Technique.   The two worlds blend together nicely, since I use this amazing tool of the Alexander Technique every day for myself, to support the demanding and intense schedule of professional performances.  The technique is well known in the professional IMG_0785 adjusted3music world, and there are many Alexander Technique teachers that also play music professionally. (Another way of stating it is that there are many professional musicians who are so impressed with this technique, they end up completing the 3 year training course to become a certified Alexander Technique teacher!).  This month, while playing Christmas shows with the Vancouver Island Symphony, I realized that we had 3 Alexander Technique teachers in the orchestra.  They included myself on French horn, A.T. teacher Krystal Morrison on clarinet (based in New Westminister) and A.T. teacher Erin MacDonald on viola (based in North Vancouver).   We enjoyed playing our music together, and talking about this great tool and how wonderful it is to share it with others…

On that note, if you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend, why not give them an introduction to the Alexander Technique?  Private sessions are 1 hour in length, and provide immediate tools to take home and practice so that you can find more ease, balance, and centeredness in your life.  Please contact me for more information:  Heather Walker 250-716-3464.

Happy Holidays to all…

 

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