I am a Nationally Certified Alexander Technique teacher offering individual lessons and classes in the Bronxville / Yonkers area of Westchester County, New York. And I offer Alexander Technique lessons at Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, New York, a nationally recognized community music school, where I also teach voice lessons. I have Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University.
I found the Alexander Technique after experiencing pain since young adulthood. I have always been active. I walked a lot, swam when I could and more recently figure skated. Even with all of this activity I was still in pain most of the time. So, I continued to explore other ways of healing. I went to physical therapy, and saw chiropractors and an acupuncturist. My pain persisted. Finally my doctor, finding nothing medically wrong with me, recommended I take yoga classes. She thought yoga would strengthen my body and ease the pain.
It was only when I started studying the Alexander Technique that I found relief from my chronic pain. I have since found renewed enjoyment doing all the activities I love – especially tending my perennial and vegetable gardens, pictures of which you can see throughout the website.
I trained for three years at the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) to become a teacher of this work, and am certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Recently I have given a few lessons to my doctor. She immediately recognized the benefits and will recommend the technique to her patients.
My career has included work at a financial institution and in ticket sales for a local symphony orchestra. During these years I continued my voice studies and performed widely. I have been on the voice faculty of Hoff-Barthelson Music School since 1999 and have been featured in vocal performance by orchestras, opera companies, recital series, and in liturgical series and ceremonies as a soloist and recitalist throughout the New York Metropolitan area. I enjoy teaching the Alexander Technique and relish the physical relief it brings to a wide variety of people. My work as a voice teacher incorporates elements of Alexander Technique to the benefit of my young singers.