About Me

I was a music student at Dartington College of Arts in the 1970’s and this is where I had my first lessons in the Alexander Technique. I went on to teach the cello and coach ensembles in many different settings. Through years of carrying a cello around and sometimes a double bass too, my neck and shoulders were in a bad way, so after trying the usual painkillers/physio for a while without much success, I decided to give the Alexander Technique another go. The improvement in my pain levels was not immediate (it rarely is) but gradually I noticed that I was experiencing less and less pain and generally feeling a lot calmer and more able to cope with whatever life threw at me.

Having had lessons on a regular basis for about three years, we moved to Oxfordshire and I went online to find a local Alexander teacher. I discovered that the Oxford Alexander Teacher Training School was within a reasonable travelling distance, so I  decided to join the course.

I graduated from the Oxford Alexander Training School in 2007,  after 3 years of full time study, and became a Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (MSTAT). As a member of STAT, I am bound by the rules of the Society, which include holding adequate insurance and holding an enhanced CRB certificate.

 

About Me