Marisa De Silva is an Alexander Technique teacher and voice teacher based in Long Beach, CA. Marisa began studying the Alexander Technique due to the vocal stress and back pain she used to experience from singing on stage. As she began taking lessons, she realized how much more freedom she experienced in her breath, voice and overall function, and said good-bye to the back pain.
She completed her 1600-hour training at Alexander Technique Urbana where she studied with master teachers, Rose Bronec and Rick Carbaugh. During her training she taught the Alexander Technique through the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In the summer of 2009, she served as faculty member at the Barcelona Festival of Song where she taught Alexander Technique to singers and pianists. She is in frequent demand for lectures and masterclasses and have given numerous lectures throughout Southern California including, Orange County High School of the Arts, Azusa Pacific University, Vanguard University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Redlands, California State University-Fullerton, and Maple Conservatory of Dance. She is on the board of the American Society for the Alexander Technique and a member of the faculty at Loyola Marymount University School of Music since 2014. She is also pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Southern California.
American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) is the largest professional association of Alexander Technique teachers in the United States. AmSAT is recognized internationally by the affiliated societies of the Alexander Technique and rigorously maintains the highest teacher training standards.
Teachers train for three years (1600 hours) and must fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain their membership. Marisa De Silva is a certified teacher and an active member in good standing.