About me

I have a background as a Jazz saxophonist. My Dad is an avid fan so I grew up hearing those sounds. I did my BMus in Jazz performance with second study classical clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music.

As well as performing I currently teach both saxophone and clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

As a result of a shoulder injury, incurred whilst I was studying, I suffered a number of years of chronic back and shoulder pain which lead me to take Alexander Technique lessons and eventually train to become a teacher of the technique graduating in 2010. I have been teaching the technique from home since then. Since 2014 I have been teaching the technique at the Royal College of Music for their Junior Department. I have also given masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music, the Grieg Academy in Bergen and for the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • STAT certified Alexander Technique teacher since 2010
  • Alexander Teacher at the Royal College of Music since 2014

Member organisations

STAT

The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

Teaching members of STAT are registered (MSTAT) to teach the Technique after completing an approved three-year training course or having reached a standard approved by STAT.

They are also required to adhere to the Society's published Code of Professional Conduct and Competence, and are covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Alexander technique

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 per lesson, reductions could be negotiated if a number of lessons are purchased at once.

The lessons normally last around 40-45 minutes 

I teach on Monday to Friday and am able to teach in the evenings if it is easier to come after work. Unfortunately I am unable to work on Saturdays during term time as I am teaching at the Royal College of Music all day.

Further information

Please give me ring or send me an email to discuss what you are looking to get out of the lessons and we can set up an initial session. 

If you find the lesson helpful then we can arrange further sessions- most people find it beneficial to take a weekly lesson for around 10 sessions so that we can get into the work and for the practice to become part of your body awareness and general mindfulness.

The Alexander technique is a great way to work on chronic pain, back injuries, repetitive strain injuries, performance anxiety and sciatica. In the longer term it is a wonderful way of rediscovering freedom of movement and emotional balance as we cast off the habits that tie us up in knots!

Visit my website to read some testimonials from current and former students.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

41B Langham Road
London
N15 3QX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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