Last Saturday we gave two Alexander Technique workshops to the Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Maribor – the Music and Ballet Conservatory in Maribor, Slovenia. About 30 students and teachers of the string department participated in these two theoretical and practical introductions to the Technique.
The Alexander Technique is an invaluable tool for learning to play with greater ease and prevent problems that often arise due to unnecessary strain and unhealthy movement patterns. It is adaptable to any musical activity because it teaches what to prevent, what ‘not’ to do. It is well known among musicians in several countries where it is part of the curriculum in music schools and music colleges.