THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
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Like anyone doing a job involving repetitive actions, musicians are prone to RSI, as well as hand, wrist, shoulder and neck problems. These are mostly related to poor playing posture and over-tensing when playing.
Since one of the main principles of the Alexander Technique is to learn to let go of excess tension, it can have a dramatic effect in relieving pain and improving playing technique.
Jane has worked with many musicians (see their comments below). She has also written articles for musicians in a variety of national music magazines and related DVDs.
“For me personally I was suffering from lower back pain, and pretty severe repetitive strain injuries. However I haven't had back pain ever since my lessons with Jane, and an awareness of how to move functionally in a relaxed way has proved a huge help. Not only for my injury but also with relaxing emotionally by grounding myself. I personally couldn't recommend her more. I think I can safely say nearly everyone I know could benefit, learning Alexander technique with Jane.”
Jane is the resident Alexander Technique teacher at the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) where she works with a wide range of music students and teachers.