Last year I had some problems with repetitive strain injury and to help resolve these I took lessons in Alexander Technique and string performance. I found the lessons extremely helpful, and they have improved my playing and given me a greater feeling of security. One of the things that especially appeals to me is that Alexander Technique is not just about learning to be as effectively co-ordinated as possible, but also about how your feelings affect the way you move.
Putting it into practice
The string duet parts we perform have lots of beautiful cello tunes, so there will be plenty of opportunities to test new approaches out in a concert situation.But the easiest way to observe perfect co-ordination in everyday life is simply to watch your dog or cat!