Alexander Technique Lessons
“As a violinist for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the quality of my violin playing and physical health are of the utmost importance. Plagued by a combination of artistic frustration and back pain, and with the endorsement of Alexander Technique from some of the country’s most respected musicians, I decided to reach out to Meagan Johnson for help. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I realize now that I had forgotten what progress looks like. I have been making steady and pronounced improvement. My back pain improved quickly and I am particularly excited about my musical growth. I have gained skills of self- awareness of the habits which get in my way. If you have a problem and you think you understand it, but you still have the problem, you do not understand it. Investigate differently. I am 40 years old now, and I only wish I had done this earlier in life.
“During this pandemic, I have continued with online lessons. I was surprised to see how effective they are. My remote participation depends on taking a bit more responsibility for my own understanding of the material. Meagan communicates extremely well, and I appreciate asking questions from the comfort of my own space. I feel more likely under these conditions to bridge the gap between lesson and everyday life. Most of the AT work can still be done remotely and Meagan’s expertise and guidance shines through clearly.”
— Patrick Dalton-Holmes
“I depend on my body (& emotional equilibrium) to earn my living & learning to influence them effectively from Meagan has been a priceless & enjoyable investment from the start that I feel I cannot afford to operate efficiently without. The pros/cons of in person vs. online I feel are the same thing: in person I achieve the ‘Freedom Feeling’ with less from me & more from Meagan’s hands acting like training wheels. The advantage of not having those ‘training wheels’ is I achieve it solely on my own which I think supports efficacy. The convenience of not commuting is a definite help to my schedule. It is a pleasure to work with a true professional & I couldn’t be happier with the return on my investment.”
Alexander Technique and Choral Workshops
“I can 100% vouch for the quality and effectiveness of Meagan’s work. She taught a class during our 2019 summer online learning festival on Alexander Technique for Choral Singers and it was extremely well-received. I give Meagan my highest recommendation!”
— Peter Jacobson, Founder, Total Vocal Freedom
“Meagan’s work with our chorus completely opened them up to a new freedom in singing. I saw an immediate change in their body carriage and posture. The ease with which they sang was completely inspiring to me and has informed my conducting ever since.”
— Greg Sanders, Artistic Director, Indianapolis Men’s Chorus
“Our choir has gained a richer, more vibrant sound, and also a boost in pride and possibility.”
— Calliope Feminist Choir, Athens, OH
“As a workshop leader, Meagan instills confidence in participants; as an Alexander Technique teacher, she adds personalized attention that is as nurturing as it is instructive.”
— Frances H., violinist
“Meagan’s amazing knowledge and intuition about vocal production were a tremendous help to me. Her experience with Alexander Technique gave me an essential perspective that I didn’t even know I was missing.”
— Robin S.
“I first contacted Meagan a year ago, after having finally decided that 2018 was the year I was finally going to tick “voice training” off my list of resolutions. My voice range was very narrow, which meant that I could never really finish a song (nicely). I wrote to Meagan and made sure I made it clear that I wasn’t expecting any miracles.
“She immediately responded to my message and we started our lessons the following week. My first lesson and every single lesson afterwards changed my perception, not only about my voice, my range, and my singing abilities but about the limitless potential and power of the human mind! I saw progress from the first five minutes I spent with Meagan. She is an amazing voice instructor, I have called her on multiple occasions a ‘magician’, because of her ability to spot the problem and to successfully make comments that will immediately fix it. Today, (a year after I started lessons with Meagan) my confidence in my abilities has been boosted by at least 100%. Meagan showed me how to use my body correctly not only for singing purposes but also for public speaking purposes. As an academic, I have learned so much from Meagan about how to present my work with a relaxed body and a clear mind. She is very patient and kind in her remarks and will always respond to “I can’t do it” with “Sure you can!!!” 😊
“Meagan’s lessons are so much more than singing lessons, they have absolutely changed my approach towards tackling challenges. I, now, truly believe that with the right guidance, practice and perseverance, there’s nothing the human mind is incapable of. That’s because, after just 1 year of lessons, I can already reach the high notes I could only dream of.
— S. Taman