John Reeves

I first took lessons in the Alexander Technique at music college. I was looking to improve my pianist skills by any means possible and decided to give it a go. I didn’t know then that curiosity and enthusiasm for this work would eventually equal my passion for music, facilitating development in all areas of life.

While taking lessons I soon noticed how much I could get in my own way. Many of my limitations seemed to be self created and so perhaps were not set in stone. This was encouraging news for an aspiring musician. Careful work from the teacher guided me into a new equilibrium, a simpler, more effective way of being. On leaving a lesson I felt lighter and things in general seemed more hopeful. I experienced freer movement, increased coordination, and gradually the ability to reproduce these myself. I also noted that tension in my neck and back after long periods of practice decreased significantly.

When I look back, my old way of approaching life involved a great deal of effort for relatively little gain and some discomfort. Slowly but surely this was replaced with a more conscious way of working. I seemed to have more time and more common sense available to me in my activities.

It has been my intention for many years to generate a sense of hope and freedom through my work, so as to inspire other people to do what they love. I have a passion to teach the Alexander Technique so that others may enjoy life in harmony with change, discovering themselves through their chosen activities, as I continue to do.