I offer 30min. and 45 min. lessons in the Alexander Technique. A teacher works one-on-one and uses gentle touch and verbal instruction with a student to address harmful habitual patterns that he/she is carrying. The student is taken through simple every day activities such as sitting and standing to uncover these habits and regain the natural poise and coordination.
How long will it be before I see results?
Each lesson will bring new insights that you can apply immediately. Within the first 6-10 lessons you will probably notice that what you are experiencing in your Alexander Technique lessons is carrying over into your daily life. As you continue and your understanding grows, you will be able to apply what you’ve learned to a wider range of activities. Instead of a quick fix with a fleeting effect, lessons result in gradual change and long-lasting results.
Does everyone need the same number of lessons?
The number of lessons you need depends upon your goals, interests and physical condition. Some students study for 3-5 months, others continue taking lessons after reaching their initial goals and study for years, learning more. Duration of study is up to you.
How long should I take lessons to get the full benefit?
Most people find a series of at least 30 lessons, once or twice a week for three to six months, to be what’s needed for it to become incorporated into daily life. Like learning a musical instrument or a foreign language, time is needed to fully integrate new skills.
Please wear comfortable clothing for your Alexander Technique lessons.
I offer 30min. 45min. and 1hour voice and piano lessons. I tailor the lessons to the individual students’ needs and level. In voice lessons, I believe in a solid technical foundation in the voice that will bring about vocal ease, quality, and longevity, whether for a professional career in music, public speaking, or acting.
For beginner/intermediate piano lessons, I focus not only on the technical foundations of piano pedagogy and music theory, but also the way in which a student approaches the instrument. Together with the student I try to find the most optimum and effective way to play so the student will not develop harmful habits that could affect them physically later in life (please refer to the Alexander Technique lesson information). Most importantly, I try to make piano and music learning an enjoyable experience so a student cultivates a life long passion for music and a skill for life.
I offer combination lessons in piano, voice, and Alexander Technique. You may choose a combination lesson option when scheduling.