Beyond Posture: The Alexander Technique for Singers

If you met me — or virtually any other Alexander Technique (AT) teacher — you would probably
be impressed with the uprightness on display. Lots of educators have been similarly impressed with
Alexander teachers’ carriage throughout the past century: as a result, entire AT programs in
performing arts schools have been developed around concepts like “Posture and Alignment.”
I’ll admit to being pleased with my ability to assume a regal bearing at will. At the same time, I
regret that this most visible effect of AT study has eclipsed, in both pedagogical programming and
people's perceptions, what I think are actually its more important contributions to life and
education...Michael Hanko, August, 2010

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