Amy teaches Alexander Technique lessons to musicians of all styles and ability levels. She has experience working with classical and electric guitarists, violinists, pianists, cellists, and singers. Lessons are tailored to the individual and often include applied anatomy lessons, sensory awareness exercises, and guided movement activities. She has coached students of many backgrounds in preparations for competitions and performances.
What is the Alexander Technique?
Throughout our lives, we create habits that interfere with the natural way our bodies are intended to move. The Alexander Technique teaches you to notice and get rid of undesired habits, allowing day-to-day activities to become easier and more enjoyable. You can apply the principles to everything you do, including sitting, walking, working at a computer, and playing an instrument or a sport.
When applying the Alexander Technique to the guitar, you learn to hold your instrument and move in ways that are more efficient and less taxing on your body. You get rid of interference patterns and release tensions that were holding you back from reaching your expressive potential. Musicians who study AT not only avoid injury and have less pain, but they also become better musicians.
Alexander Technique is gaining popularity in the field of music education and is part of the curriculum at the Julliard School of Music, the Boston Conservatory of Music and Loyola Marymount University. Many famous musicians have studied the Alexander Technique, including Julian Bream, Sting, and Paul McCartney.
More information on the Alexander Technique can be found at www.AlexanderTechnique.com.
Benefits for Musicians
Alexander Technique can help musicians increase movement efficiency, body awareness, performance presence, and overall musicality and decrease performance anxiety and repetitive stress injuries.
Amy's Training in the Alexander Technique
Amy became a certified Alexander Technique instructor through a 4-year teacher training program with the Contemporary Alexander School. Her training took her to Santa Fe, Portland, Chicago, New York, and Germany, where she had the opportunity to study with a diverse variety of world-renowned Alexander Technique teachers.
Amy has completed two summer internships at the Meadowmount School of Music, where she worked with instrumentalists of all ages in private and group settings.
Temecula Home Studio
Temecula, CA 92591
Amy’s studio is located in the Harveston community of Temecula, CA, on the border of Temecula and Murrieta.
Contact: Amy Hite / (714) 496-6395 / AmyHiteGuitar@yahoo.com