Musicians – 10 Reasons to Avoid the Alexander Technique

Musicians – 10 Reasons to Avoid the Alexander Technique


1   You have perfect posture

Bad posture


2   You thrive on pain and discomfort

pianist with back ache


3   You’re wildly confident on stage

wolves in the audience


4   You sleep like a baby before important concerts

awake at night


5   Your middle name’s ‘stuck in a rut’

stuck in a rut


6   Your gym instructor told you there’s no gain without pain

wieghtlifting a piano and a harp


7   You subscribe to the ‘band aid’ school of philosophy

double bass held together with band aids


8   You’d rather not give up the beta blockers

musician with large container of pills


9   You’ve already maxed out on your musical potential

boy playing keyboard in bedroom


10   You have a personal masseuse on call 24/7

masseuse massaging a harpist


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  1. Timothy Dunn - January 22, 2017, 4:42 pm Reply

    Thx. I found interesting the 10 Reasons Why Musicians Should Avoid the Alexander Technique. Now, I’m curious about the benefits the Alexander Technique may hold for musicians.

  2. Andrew Hamm - May 24, 2017, 4:01 pm Reply

    Alexander very good – gets back to the basics of our created form, and relates particularly to our posture. Did several training sessions.
    I did a swimming course based on the Alexander Technique – be interesting if I could find a piano teacher who also uses it!

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