Book: PIANO TEACHING AS A CAREER
A handbook for aspiring piano teachers with help and advice on starting up. Including advice on who/when/what/where and why of teaching, some approaches to technical issues, a multitude of musical games and much more.
Available from Amazon/Lulu
Workshops: for adults on piano playing and the ideas of FM Alexander
or: IS THERE A BETTER WAY?
PIANO PLAYING AND ‘INTELLIGENT LEARNING’ - A chance to experience and discuss a new way of being at the piano
PIano playing in a new light, one that brings freedom from tension and the mindless ‘tactile slavery’ [Glen Gould] of practice that leads not only to strain, but boredom.
How a conscious approach to the piano can prevent automatic and unhelpful responses
My own study both as a pianist and teacher has been influenced and informed by the ideas of Alexander, having trained for many years with Nelly Ben Or. How can we nurture freedom and clarity unhindered by unhelpful responses and reactions? How much more can be achieved by simplicity and stillness, within the context of a clear and active mind?
Taking place in Muswell Hill, North London.
“There is only one good technique, and that is to attain a maximum of achievement with a minimum of effort.
” Arthur Schnabel
Call Alexandra for dates.
A new book In process:
PIANO: TEACHERS AND PUPILS, PUPILS AND TEACHERS
Stories from these unique relationships
A new book with anecdotes by teachers and pupils, giving an insight into this unique and special relationship, which is not always easy!