Physical balance is the key to good performance
I teach a lot of musicians and singers. For many years I have taught at the AIMS singing summer school. Opera singers are among my favourite pupils!
Singers, musicians, actors and dancers all need physical balance in their bodies if they are to avoid injury, including vocal injury. Alexander lessons can help rehabilitate an injured performer but more importantly can release the full potential that may be trapped in unwitting tension habits.
As a pianist myself I also enjoy working with keyboard players.
Your body is a resonance chamber whatever your instrument and a tight body produces a tight sound on a piano-regardless of how good the instrument is-it’s your personal instrument that’s counts-the one you carry around all day-your own self.
Sitting in balance is the key to a good sound. Having a ‘working’ back that supports your shoulder girdle properly allows free movement of your arms, wrists, hands and fingers. Many pianists with RSI or carpal tunnel syndrome problems are tight in their backs.