By the time a performing musician gets into physical trouble, the performer is confronted with the possible end of their performing career, or of simply not being able to play the instrument at all for enjoyment. This is an incredibly scary place for a performer. This does not have to be! If a musician is willing to change the physical habits and technical habits that are causing so much pain, they can have their career back, and play better than they did before the injury.
This is my area of expertise. I am dedicated to helping you stop damaging your body, by helping you create a personal technical and postural solution to playing your instrument effortlessly and without sacrificing the body. If you are hurting, you are doing many things technically and posturally wrong, and in 12 weeks we can change this, and you will be able to play pain free and also teach others to do the same on your instrument.
The benefit of working every day with my guidance is to assist you in finding the most effortless way to play your instrument, so that all of the great literature of the instrument is available to you. By meeting every day we can change damaging habits very quickly. With daily sessions you are kept lovingly on the path of taking care of your body, as you are guided in replacing the parts of a technique that doesn't work. Practicing between the usual weekly sessions, you can slip back into what has done so much harm to your body. At the end of 3 months of daily sessions, your personalized new way of playing painlessly will be part of you.
I offer an intensive recovery program for injured musicians. You will receive daily Alexander Technique instruction to save your musical performing career.
Sessions take place in Albuquerque, NM. I can recommend housing options for musicians not located in New Mexico.
60 hours of instruction: $3,000
One session per day, five days per week for a total of 60 hours of instruction.
120 hours of instruction: $6,000
Two separate sessions per day, five days per week for a total of 120 hours of instruction.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COMMIT TO THREE MONTHS OF INSTRUCTION, PLEASE CONTACT ME ABOUT FLEXIBLE OPTIONS FOR ONE, TWO, OR THREE DAY INTENSIVE SESSIONS. It is amazing how much information you can gain in a few days to make changes to your performing to get you out of physical trouble.
Please visit the Private Session page to view or purchase available session options.