Blog of the Week: Don’t Be Discouraged by Failure: Tips for a Great Year from Alexander and Caesari

Originally posted by Jennifer Mackerras on January 29, 2014 at This week I’m completing my mini-series inspired by the singing teacher Caesari’s warning to singing students. Let the student beware, however, of three prominent evils: Unbridled enthusiasm which leads to … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Spotted – Actor Lupita Nyong’o Trained in Alexander Technique

Originally posted by Elyse Shafarman on January 23, 2014 at What’s the mark of an actor trained in the Alexander Technique? Onstage, you don’t see the Alexander Technique.  What you do see is a fully and effortlessly realized character. Actors who learn the … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Vocal Suicide? Who Me?

Originally posted by Fay Putnam on January 15, 2014 at Are you committing vocal suicide? If you wonder about this question, glance at the following list of common sensory and auditory symptoms. Progressive voice fatigue following brief or extended voice … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Dynamic Pausing

Originally posted by Patrick Smith on January 9, 2014 at While working with one of the new pieces tonight, I was playing in front of a mirror.  Noticing that I was slumping over the guitar, I paused and thought about … Continue reading