Working with Robert is like having a master class with a maestro. He is truly an expert in the Alexander Technique, clear in his explanations and extremely patient. His powers of observation are uncanny and his advice is always spot-on. I have benefited greatly from our sessions together. I am moving and using my body in a more efficient manner with much greater ease. – Mike, retired physician, Lincoln, Nebraska
There are no teachers anywhere near where I live and so on a lark I tried using Skype to see if your sessions would help. I’m an amateur singer and do some public speaking for my firm and was always ill at ease in front of an audience. You were able to guide me through some very effective methods that enabled me to feel at ease in those situations. Also – a sort of bonus – my speaking and singing voice improved a great deal. – Suzzie Chu, Marketing Executive, Taipei, Taiwan
I greatly enjoyed my time with Robert. I frequently see myself as a harried, over-worked primary care physician and thru Robert’s work I gradually became more aware of my own habitual actions and responses. This work has greatly helped my posture and aches and pains of every day life. But it has also led to greater satisfaction in my professional life and, most importantly, in my own self-image. In short, I became aware that I have choices — about my own actions and my responses to current events. I highly recommend Robert’s teachings. – David Lippman, MD, Evansville, Indiana
Robert has an excellent eye and is very thorough and patient. His Alexander Technique directions can be easily applied, and because of our lessons, I am a healthier musician and person as a whole. This has been exciting work for me and I plan on continuing. Robert teaches with enthusiasm and passion! – Margaret Wronka Moeckel, pianist and organist – Hamburg, New Jersey
I’ve been taking Alexander Technique lessons from Robert via Zoom. He is extremely knowledgeable and patient and has an insightful way of delivering instructions so they can be grasped and put into practice. I’ve come away from our time with many tools that I believe will help me use my body in a healthier way and I am grateful. – JoAnn McNeely, Spiritual Director, Chicago
Having just started to experiment with Skype coaching myself, I booked a session with Robert out of curiosity. It was not only very helpful to me personally, but also gave me great insight into how you can work effectively using this medium. Since then I’ve done a few coaching sessions with him and I highly recommend his approach for both absolute beginners and those with more experience. – Imogen Ragone, Alexander Technique teacher and website designer in Wilmington, Delaware
Here are some podcasts with my students about their experiences with distance learning:
John Riley, an attorney in Seoul, Korea:
Susan Kroger, an educator and author in the Detroit, Michigan area:
Linda Ross, a retired attorney in Anacortes, Washington:
Mavis Curry, retired and a volunteer teacher in Des Moines, Iowa:
Frank McNellis, school counselor in Sarasota, Florida:
You can also listen to several other podcasts about Alexander Technique distance learning here.
Don’t forget to visit the Alexander Technique Distance Learning Group on Facebook.
I took about 9 online zoom lessons with Robert, which came about due to back pain. I was happily surprised how effective the online lessons were in helping me to think differently about the use of my body. Robert helped to put me on the right track and has given me lots of tools to use throughout my daily life as a father, teacher and trombonist. Without the online zoom format, I would have never been able to take lessons from Robert, and I’m very thankful that I was able to. – Scott Forney, Music Teacher, Dayton, Ohio
During a time when in-person Alexander lessons were not available to me I have found lessons on Skype to be extremely valuable. Using Skype, Robert was able to view me during activity and even monitor the volume of my footfalls! I was able to share my own observations during activity and get immediate feedback as well as responses to any questions I had. – Frank McNellis, school counselor in Sarasota, Florida and adjunct professor at Webster University.
I am very happy I was able to begin my first Alexander Method sessions with Robert through Skype. I am the kind of person who is willing to learn on my own. I also appreciative having an expert to consult and help shorten the learning process. Skype and the Alexander technique website gave me the best of both worlds. I was able to get personal assessment and instruction and then assume responsibility for putting it into practice. – Mavis Curry, retired, and a volunteer teacher, Des Moines, Iowa
I was skeptical of online lessons, but I started AT with Robert because of long-standing postural issues that made meditation painful and torturous. The online format made it clear that I was responsible for my posture, and after a few months the tension and pain when I meditate has decreased notably. – Drew Schaffer, San Antonio, Texas