Alexander Technique for Performers

The Alexander Technique was developed by a Shakespearean reciter who continually lost his voice when he came to perform, which wasn’t just a matter of stage fright but he was actually pulling back his head, depressing his larynx and sucking in air, all harmful habits.

The Technique is often familiar to those who perform in public, whether they be a musician, singer, actor or public speaker. I myself continue to work on my speaking voice as one aspect of my Use. Musicians, especially, tend to suffer from musculoskeletal pain as a result of using their instrument, repeatedly their muscles in a particular manner, which may not always be beneficial to them.