Alexander Technique Classes

David Nesmith ( came to Atlanta from Columbus, Ohio where he plays horn and teaches Alexander Technique at Denison University. David had a full schedule of private students here in Atlanta and a Saturday class. This was a terrific opportunity for Atlanta musicians (it was open also to non-musicians) to learn about their bodies and how to use them more efficiently. This kind of study is imperative to avoid tension and overuse syndrome problems that are rampant among both younger students and older professional musicians. Ronda Respess is quoted as saying, “unfortunately people wait too long before they think this kind of training is necessary. They think it won’t happen to them; then it does, and they seek out cures which often take a long time to work. Everyone should learn about how to avoid these problems before they happen. This makes for better playing and a healthier life style.”