For musicians and other performers the Alexander Technique is an essential practical method for learning life-long skills that help fulfill your potential and practise more effectively. It can help relieve the effects of stress, deal with unnecessary tension, develop high level co-ordination and enjoy more bodily comfort, generally.
We all develop habits that make us heavier and more awkward. Over time these habits adversely affect breathing, posture, attitude and comfort. Alexander lessons help to promote a natural lengthening and coordinated expansion of the entire body structure; the postural reflexes are activated and we achieve full free height and expansion. Movement is then more natural, and made with appropriate effort. Most importantly, we can learn to trust ourselves in stressful situations and achieve more reliability in skilled movement.
All Music Faculty students (with the exception of BMus year 1 who have timetabled group classes with John Crawford) have the opportunity to apply for a bursary of free Alexander Technique lessons. The bursary consists of 6 x 30 minute lessons, which are held on a weekly basis during term time. Lessons are taught by Alun Thomas who has been working at Trinity Laban since 2011 and is a STAT (The Society of Teachers of The Alexander Technique) certified teacher.
Lessons for Dance Faculty students are available at a discounted rate through Laban Health.
If you have any queries, please get in touch:
Student Services Administrative Assistant
Tel: +44 (0)208 305 4440
Email: [email protected]