For Singers and Pianists

Special Message to Singers and Pianist regarding the Alexander Technique

As a professional singer and intermediate pianist, I have found the Alexander Technique to be invaluable in my performance and teaching. The back pain I experienced as a pianist no longer exists and many tension habits that made me feel “locked inside” while singing on stage has freed up tremendously. I experience freedom when performing as opposed to constriction. A singer whose whole self is an instrument could benefit immensely from learning the Alexander Technique and finding the true potential of the instrument – you.

Through the Alexander Technique, a pianist who needs incredible strength and coordination to play the 88-key instrument finds the potential of the whole self involved in playing instead of just the fingers. If you are considering taking lessons from me in voice or piano, I highly encourage you to also take advantage of my background in Alexander Technique. I have found it to be very valuable for my students.

Alexander Technique lessons are not voice or piano lessons. If you work with a teacher of voice or piano, ask them about taking Alexander Technique lessons. The way I began taking lessons was because my voice teacher recommended it to me. The Technique is taught at schools of music and drama all over the U.S., U.K. and many other countries around the world with proven results. Taking lessons in the Alexander Technique will most likely enhance your performance in your craft. Please feel free to call me or e-mail me with any questions you might have. I would also be happy to give masterclasses or lectures on the subject at your school or studio.

— Marisa