Alexander Technique

Selma Gokcen

Selma began her professional life as a cellist and spent many years teaching and performing as a soloist and in ensembles. Her discovery of the Alexander Technique grew out of a passion for solving problems brought to her by colleagues and young aspiring cellists–habits which seemed to involve poor coordination, faulty movement patterns and tension in the arms and neck.

1 Wolseley Road
Crouch End
N8 8RR

07796 697 963
Judith Kleinman

Judith Kleinman trained as a classical musician and teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and went on to train as an Alexander teacher with Patrick MacDonald and Shoshana Kaminitz, qualifying in 1989. For many years she has been one of the main Alexander teachers at the Royal College of Music, where she has completed a two year research project. She also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department and has a private practice. She has worked for STAT on the Council, coordinating the Arts and Education group.

35 Plimsoll Road
N4 2EN

020 7359 1481
Deborah Adams

Deborah (Debi) Adams is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique having received her certificates from Tommy Thompson and from Alexander Technique International. She is also an Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Nationally Certified Teacher of Piano.

Adams holds a M.M. in piano performance from Boston University. She currently teaches Alexander Technique at The Boston Conservatory and the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge (a teacher training course). She also maintains a private practice in piano and the Alexander Technique and performs in the Boston area. Adams has taught workshops throughout the U.S. and in the Czech Republic.

The Well Tempered Pianist
33A Harvard St
Suite 302
Brookline, MA 02445

Jennifer Roig-Francolí

Jennifer Roig-Francolí is the Founder and Director of The Art of Freedom, LLC, in Cincinnati, Ohio, helping musicians to free themselves from pain, tension, and anxiety. The Art of Freedom for Musicians, is based on the Alexander Technique, yet it is not limited to that. It includes the whole person – body/mind/soul/Spirit in all of the teachings.

Jennifer has an in-person program in Cincinnati, but is also developing online learning options for students who live around the world, including Skype sessions.

She is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Music, where she teaches the Alexander Technique to performing artists; Founder of the Alexander Technique Study Group of Greater Cincinnati, a professional organization for Alexander teacher development; and Founder of the Alexander Technique Guild of Ohio.

She is also an international baroque and modern violinist, performing regularly with Adastra, a Period Instrument Duo, and Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra.

Andrea Fedele

Andrea Fedele teaches people how to use their bodies more efficiently so that they can do what they do better and more comfortably. The method she teaches, the Alexander Technique, helps people unravel tension patterns they’ve had for most of their lives and regain poised posture as well as fluidity and ease of movement.

She received her Alexander Technique certificate through AmSAT in 2000, while pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There she combined what she had learned about the applications of the Technique to playing the oboe in her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Alexander Technique: A Basis for Oboe Performance and Teaching”.

She then taught in St. Cloud, Minnesota, from 2003 – 2013, teaching oboe at St. Cloud State University and the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, as well as maintaining private oboe and Alexander Technique studios. Now in the Houston, Texas, area she teaches Alexander Technique lessons and is available for Alexander Technique classes, clinics, workplace seminars, and occupational workshops.

Home studio: Spring, TX

Houston studio (the Heights): 601-1/2 Cordell St, Houston, TX, 77009

Rob Falvo
Rob Falvo

Rob Falvo is professor of percussion at Appalachian State University, Hayes School of Music, where he heads the percussion department. He has performed throughout the United States and in various cities in Europe, China, and Japan, with such groups as the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Gypsy Harvest Annex, and the English Chamber Orchestra.

In May 2007, Falvo graduated from the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies – North Carolina Teacher Training Program and in June 2007 became a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International. He is a member of the Health and Wellness committee of Percussive Arts Society and has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance from the Manhattan School of Music.