Further Online Reading and Information about the Alexander Technique

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT):

The website of the professional organization to which I belong, including references to reading material, research, and “Find a Teacher” in your area.

The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique:

“The global online resource for the Alexander Technique,” including links to articles and to teachers worldwide.

Introductory Books

How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live: Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self-Mastery. By Missy Vineyard.

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique. By Michael J. Gelb.

The Use of the Self. By F. M. Alexander. A great introduction to Alexander’s own writing about his work, and covers the development of the Technique.

For Musicians

Voice and the Alexander Technique: Active Explorations for Speaking and Singing. By Jane Ruby Heirich.

As the title says, this book includes not only thoughts about the relationship between the A.T. and the use of the voice, but has many, many activities to explore this relationship. A CD is included to accompany the ‘games’ and exploratory activities.

Indirect Procedures: A Musician’s Guide to the Alexander Technique. By Pedro de Alcantara.

A more in-depth introduction and discussion of the applications of the Alexander Technique to all of a musician’s activities.

What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body: The Practical Application of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique to Making Music. By Barbara Conable.

A book about Body Mapping, featuring light-hearted and creative illustrations of the functions and construction of the moving body. Great for visual learners.

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