2014-08-09

Marcus’s perfect breath

Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday (my final day of teaching before summer vacation) brought me an astonishing gift. I was witness to a perfect reflexive in-breath. Let […]
2012-04-01
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Beware the “method”!

My teacher Cornelius Reid used to warn budding teachers, “There are as many singing methods as there are singers.” He meant, I believe, that 1) people […]
2010-12-31

Reducing throat tension – my new bodywork method for singers

Hello again, readers.  Did you wonder where’d I’d been all these weeks? Well, I’ve been busy studying anatomy texts, taking new bodywork courses, reading books on […]
2010-10-25

Book Review: Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code: Intriguing neurobiology, disastrous and illogical conclusions

One of my students recently recommended that I take a look at Daniel Coyle’s book (Bantam Dell, 2009), The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born.  It’s grown. […]
2010-10-14

Under Construction

When a highway is being resurfaced, you have to find a temporary alternative route.  In a similar way, the new vocal technique you are working on […]
2010-08-30

Levels of Intervention

As a youngster, I was a bit of a smart-aleck.  One of my sisters would ask me a perfectly legitimate question: “Do you know where my […]
2010-08-23

The View from the Mountaintop

  Have you ever become so engrossed in a book that you completely lost track of time and eventually looked up from your reading to realize […]
2010-08-16

Expending Effort Wisely

Many people have the misconception — and I have to admit to my own deeply ingrained version of this misconception — that the Alexander Technique is […]
2010-08-09

The power of intention

The skill I’ve developed through my Alexander work in manifesting intentions paid off in an unexpected way today. I have been running with my dog, Freddy, […]
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