The Power Of Deciding

One of the things that has become clearer to me since studying and teaching the Alexander Technique is what it really means to make a decision. To decide is not the same thing as to plan. Many people make plans about improving something in their lives (sometimes with elaborate details) that they will never carry out. Why? Because […]

Improving Technique: Aiming Toward The Expressive Instead Of The Mechanical

A potential obstacle in improving technique for many musicians is the notion of “muscle memory”. Technically speaking, there is no such thing. Muscles don’t have the capacity to remember anything. But your brain does. The thing most people call “muscle memory” is really about how the brain learns to communicates with the muscles, via the […]