Bill Plake, Certified Teacher, American Society for the Alexander Technique
Bill came to study the Alexander Technique because of a debilitating loss of functioning in his hands. After being impressed with the practicality of the work in helping him to remedy his condition, he decided to train to become a Certified Teacher. He completed his three-year training at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. Besides maintaining a private teaching practice in Glendale, Bill also teaches classes in the community (see more), and is a guest teacher of the Alexander Technique at California Institute of the Arts and Pomona College. He is on the faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, teaching the Alexander Technique to actors, singers and dancers. Bill is also a critically acclaimed musician (saxophone and flute) and a devoted music instructor. He has been a competitive athlete (cycling and triathlon) and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT). Bill is a warm, compassionate teacher, deeply committed to helping his students to help themselves.
If you would like to know more about Bill’s personal discovery and journey with the Alexander Technique, read “My Story”
“Bill is a very gifted teacher whose knowledge of the body comes from many sources. You know you have found a good teacher when the teacher is always engaged in his own learning. He is a generous person who is tireless in sharing his understanding. He is very insightful and possesses an ability to make those insights clear to others. I will always be grateful for the happiness I gained from his teaching.”