Certified Alexander Technique Teacher and Musician
I am a classically trained musician and nurtured my passion for the arts when I studied for my Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. After completing my studies, I gained my Alexander Technique teacher certification from the Vancouver School of Alexander Technique in 2017. I was fortunate enough to study under the tutelage of Dr. Gabriella Minnes Brandes and Marta Hunter.
During my music performance degree, I developed debilitating pain in my body. When I played the French horn, I often found myself in a mixture of pain, from neck to wrists. At the recommendation of a friend, I went to my first Alexander Technique lesson and started on a path which would alter my outlook on life and the shaping of music. I quickly found freedom, ease, and relief in both my body and mind. The sessions inspired me to explore and practice the self-awareness intrinsic in this technique for myself. For the next five years, I learned how to move mindfully throughout life by looking at how one's body responded physically, mentally, and emotionally to life's stimuli. I've learned that with a willingness to change, everyone has the potential to achieve an integrated and coordinated way of living.
As both a performance artist and an Alexander Technique teacher, I am interested in exploring the intersection between music and Alexander Technique, and how we express ourselves psychophysically; through the mind and body connection, in performance art and in our daily life. I am constantly questioning and reinventing myself as a queer, female artist in the current sociopolitical environment, engaging in conversations about the importance and relevance of performance art in our contemporary society.
I am currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. Please contact me if you would like to set up an Alexander Technique lesson, have questions about it, and/or are interested in collaborating. Look forward to hear from you!