The Alexander Technique is a practical, self-care, educational method for improving awareness, movement and posture. It provides the tools to recognize our habits and patterns of responses so that we can change them. It emphasizes the relationship of the head, neck and back which is fundamental to improved use of the body.
Gaby Minnes Brandes, Ph.D., has been a certified instructor of the Alexander Technique since 1988. She is the owner of the Alexander Technique Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was the founder and the co-director of the Vancouver School of the Alexander Technique, a CANSTAT certified teacher training program until the school closed in December 2018. Gaby is an active member of CANSTAT, STAT, AmSAT and ATI, and is currently a sponsor teacher and a board member of ATI.
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Watch a series of conversations with flute player, Lorna McGhee, the principal flute player of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as we speak about about music making and Alexander Technique:
Read about research Gaby conducted with a piano teacher, and watch three interviews about it:
Listen to a podcast about Alexander Technique and Music making:
Everybody Makes Music: Season 2, episode 6
Upcoming courses, workshops and conferences:
Vancouver Island Music Academy, August 2022 [in person]
Opera Ensemble Intensive, VSO School of Music, June 2022 [in person]
Alexander Technique for musicians, Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, May 2022 [in person]
Alexander Technique for musicians, VSO School of Music, a four week intensive (twice a week) in July [online]. Registration is now open through VSO SoM
Two traditions meet in the middle. Fireworks ensue. What a celebration. A workshop with Sarah Barker. ATI conference, October 2021, [presented on-line]