"I cannot say enough about what the Alexander Technique has done for me and my well-being. Even after one lesson with Bill I learned how to listen to my body and stop my many hurtful habits of holding tension, especially in my neck and jaw. Now I hardly have any pain problems and when they do surface, I know exactly what I'm doing wrong and can remedy them immediately. I think the Alexander Technique is a must for every musician."  
— Cathy Biagini, professional cellist  




The Alexander Technique is a practical method of self-care that teaches you how to prevent excess muscular strain in your body. It has a well-founded reputation for helping people with chronic back pain and other chronic pain conditions. It is also highly effective in helping with balance and coordination. The Technique is applicable to any human activity, is completely safe to learn, and is useful to people of all ages, and from all walks of life.


Lessons in the Alexander Technique can help you do whatever you do, better: less strain and greater confidence in moving safely and efficiently. Whether you’re working at a computer, hammering a nail, cooking, dancing, walking, exercising, speaking, or making music, you can use the Alexander Technique to optimize your experience and improve your results.


Through the Alexander Technique, I have successfully helped people from a large variety of professions and lifestyles improve their conditions of chronic pain and impaired coordination. And, with over 35 years of experience as a professional musician, and with many years of combined experience teaching both music and teaching the Alexander Technique to musicians, actors and dancers, I bring a well-developed insight into the particular needs of the performing artist.


If you play music please visit my Alexander Technique blog for musicians http://billplakemusic.org.