Alexander Technique for Musicians

“Studying the Alexander Technique has helped me to improve my physical use in everyday life and especially while making music. I came to Teva with chronic pain related to learning to play the cello. I now am able to play the cello– as well as the piano, my first instrument– with better balance, coordination and expanded awareness. I have learned how to inhibit the anticipatory anxiety that impedes my capacity to flow with effective intention and therefore impedes performance. I am having more fun and playing both instruments better!”
– Bernadette Levandowski

Useful Links


Read the results of a medical study evaluating the effectiveness of a course of Alexander Technique lessons as compared to and in conjunction with other common treatments for back pain:


Teva was interviewed for this article in Bloomberg News, on finding a comfortable, yet supportive, chair:


Read two articles that capture the spirit and some of the workshop themes from the two Freedom to Act: Acting and the Alexander Technique conferences in NYC in January 2012 and 2013. Teva developed and produced these conferences with Ann Rodiger and Belinda Mello:


Visit the Conferences page at to see the 2012 and 2013 programs, and soon the program for Freedom to Act 2014!