Blog of the Week: Two Things You Should Be Clear About Each Moment You Begin To Play

Originally published October 11, 2015 by Bill Plake One of the things I emphasize when I’m coaching a musician is the importance of regularly redirecting  thought whenever practicing or performing. It is this “redirecting” process that is an essential element … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: My Fear of Being a Soloist, Fear of Playing from Memory

Orignially posted by Jennifer Roig-Francoli on June 1, 2015 at artoffreedom.me I mentioned in my last post that Life keeps giving us new challenges to grow from.  My current challenge has to do with performing and memorization. I haven’t done … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Sometimes Not Breathing Is Believing

Originally published on March 3, 2015 by Andrew McCann at www.alexanderand.com/blog. When I was training as an Alexander Technique teacher, Vivien Mackie—the well-known Alexander teacher and cellist—came to Urbana to visit the Murray’s training course. While in town, she gave a … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Presence and Performance

Originally posted on May 18, 2014 by Ulysses Chuang at BodyLearningBlog.com. Over the past few months I’ve been filming Alexander lessons with a student of mine. I then edit the recordings down to 7 minutes to share them on YouTube. Eric is … Continue reading

An Invitation to Blog

The following is an invitation from Alexander Technique teacher Robert Rickover to become a guest blogger on his Body Learning Blog. Please contact Robert if you’d like to contribute to his “Parade of ‘P’s” (see below!). Robert originally posted this invitation at www.bodylearningblog.com/parade-of-ps-take-your-pick. … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: You can Improve Performance by Doing Less

Why it Works, and 4 Tips to Harness its Power Originally posted by Jennifer Mackerras on October 10, 2013 at www.activateyou.com/blog. Have you ever wondered how the truly great artists manage to create their masterpieces? Have you ever listened to Yo-Yo Ma play … Continue reading