Report after report emphasizes that the wellbeing of young people in the UK is in jeopardy.

The Alexander Technique offers real solutions to this worrying trend. That’s why I’m delighted to announce that over this October half-term (Mon 26th to Wed 28th Oct 2020) I’m running an online course for young people: Discover Musical Wellbeing.

The aim of the course is to empower young people to look after themselves both in their music-making and beyond. My approach is based on the principles of the Alexander Technique which is used by music conservatoires worldwide to promote the mental and physical health of their students.

A short introduction to the course – including bloopers!

The course is actually three separate specialist courses for violinists, cellists and pianists aged 11-18. Fun and engaging activities will help young people:

  • avoid aches and pains when playing
  • deal with stress, anxiety and stage fright
  • discover principles of natural movement
  • explore efficient learning and practice techniques

The course draws on a decade of experience teaching the Alexander Technique to young people in music conservatoires in the UK, specifically the Royal College of Music and Junior Trinity Laban, where I am in charge of the Alexander Technique programme.

For more information and to sign up your child, please visit my Courses page.