Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a method of working with yourself during the activities of your life in order to enhance your performance and ease.

“Every single thing we are doing in the work is exactly what is being done in Nature where the conditions are right, the difference being that we are learning to do it consciously.”

With the Alexander Technique you can:


  • Reduce or manage chronic pain
  • Reduce neck and back strain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Avoid tension and repetitive strain issues
  • Improve posture
  • Release and prevent spinal compression and muscular tension
  • Improve the use of your body to help it recover from surgery or repetitive strain injuries
  • Maximize your balance and coordination
  • Direct your neuro-muscular energy in order to use the appropriate amount of energy for the task at hand
  • Transform stage fright into performance energy
  • Address balance, coordination, and strength issues
  • Effectively manage symptoms of chronic conditions such as asthma, EDS/hyper-mobility, Fibromyalgia, tension headaches, Arthritis, Parkinson’s, Scoliosis, and numerous neurological conditions


  • Improve breathing, resonance, intonation, range, and vocal health
  • Utilize your body’s structural support for effective breath support and tension free singing and speech


  • Create a calm, centered, and quiet internal state
  • Learn choices that support your body’s natural way of functioning
  • Acquire a process-oriented approach to problem-solving that results in physical ease, creative inspiration, and mental clarity
  • Be “in the moment”
  • Access your stage presence and honest connection to text
  • Stop trying too hard and getting in your own way
  • Increase your emotional availability, vulnerability, and expressiveness in performance
“The Alexander Technique promotes a new way of thinking; a daily awareness of sensing ourselves as a whole and understanding that movement doesn’t have to take a lot of effort. Diane is a wonderful teacher who is smart, sensitive, and can quickly identify problems. She has helped me to recognize and release areas of tension so as to keep a better alignment of my spine and allow energy to flow and be directed more purposefully, especially while playing the piano. This has greatly enhanced my tone and ease of playing. As a physician and pianist, I highly recommend this technique to anyone.”
Rosanne Nahass
MD/ concert pianist
“Diane Gaary has been enormously and immediately helpful in identifying…habits that create that tension in the singing voice…She is one of our greatest resources!”
Margaret Cusack
chairman of Department of Piano and Voice,
Westminster Choir College of Rider University
“With each passing day, the shoulder and neck pain I thought were just going to be a fact of life have been dissipating.”
Brian Duane