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The Three Questions

Healthy Bass Playing


Brass Tax

Barlow's Research at the RCM

Memorial lecture 2014

For RCM student articles

Teaching notes


This is a collection of articles written by Judith Kleinman, Peter Buckoke and friends looking at how to present the Alexander Technique to musicians

Please click on the article titles below. From any article, use the menu on left to navigate to other titles.

The Three Questions

Judith Kleinman gave a presentation in Manchester 2006 on teaching increased awareness to young musicians, in groups - this is an extract from her conference paper

Healthy Bass Playing

An extract from Healthy Music Making a book compiled by Aaron Williamon

Practicing - Alex Farkas

Alex considers the challenge of 'essential' hours of practicing.

Brass Tax - Patrick Gundry-White

Patrick looks at breathing from an 'Alexander' perspective.

Wilfred Barlow's Research at the RCM

Peter describes the experimental research, conducted in the 1950s, that led to the introduction of Alexander lessons for students at the Royal College of Music

Breathing - Andy Smith

Learning how to learn - Peter

Transcript of a talk given to the Professors Conference at the RCM

Memorial lecture 2014 - Transcript of Judith's lecture


Teaching notes

Level 5

Body Mapping


Efficient Practice




Using a Computer

Stage Fright

Stand Sit Walk

Teaching Instruments

Level 6

Art of Learning

The Inner Game

Three Types of Inhibition and Direction

Ensemble Skills

Spontaneity in Performance

Presence and Communication

Present Yourself

Research Questionnaires

Playing from Music and from Memory

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