ANDREA’S STUDENTS:


– Stefanie Foster, PT, FAAOMPT, PRPC, PYT, WHNC

“The Alexander Technique work that I have done with Andrea Fedele, over the past two years, has been transformational in changing the ways in which I play wind instruments, from awkward and tense, to efficient and relaxed.   In the lessons, she typically observes and guides my positioning, as well as my breathing, which helps me play more musical as well as with greater ease. In addition to the help she continues to give me on alto & baritone saxophones, bassoon and contrabassoon, recorders and piano, she is now also helping me to work more effortlessly in my work as a massage therapist.  I continue to work with Andrea regularly, and foresee doing so for many years to come, as my ability play with greater and greater ease, under her guidance, shows no signs diminishing!”
– Richard Chandler, LMT, CA, PTP, massage therapist, yoga instructor and musician

“My lessons with Andrea were a revelation. In her I discovered a teacher who is both professional and nurturing, as well as being compassionate, warm, and fun to be with. Her instruction is enthusiastic, clear and precise. She is generous in her teaching and tries to customize the lessons to suite the pupil’s specific needs. Through my lessons I discovered, in a relatively short period of time, the physical benefits manifesting themselves in my cello playing. There was a greater ease and facility, a richer more open sound, and more importantly the lessons alleviated a great deal of tension in my playing that was causing considerable pain in my right shoulder. I highly recommend Andrea and her approach to the Alexander Technique.”
– Simone Uranovsky, cellist

“As a singer and conductor, I became interested in the Alexander Technique as a way to improve my crafts. I quickly learned how the Alexander Technique could improve my whole quality of life in addition to improving my music-making. Learning to use my body more efficiently has resulted in many less aches and pains. It has also helped me to improve my vocal technique by relieving my body of tension, thereby allowing my voice to become more free. And my choirs have begun to sing better because I am conducting with less tension! Since she is a musician herself, Andrea fully understands how musicians can misuse their bodies. She is wonderful to work with!”
– Rebekah Schulz, vocalist and conductor

“I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to take Alexander Technique lessons with Dr. Andrea Fedele for two years. I found my work with her to be of great benefit to me as applied to my conducting, cello playing, and general improvement of my use and coordination. At my recommendation, a number of my private cello students took lessons with her with excellent results. I also have invited her to work with my conducting class on a regular basis, and her work in a group setting was just as impressive as in private lessons; many of my students had shown a marked improvement in their posture, coordination, and overall conducting skills after having worked with her. I recommend Dr. Fedele highly and without reservations.”
– Maxim Samarov, cellist and conductor

OTHER STUDENTS OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE:
“Lessons in the Alexander Technique taught me how to sit in a state of lumbrosacral poise, and my chronic low back pain gradually became cured. The Technique is true education. Compared to surgery for low back pain or chronic obstructive lung disease, a course of instruction is inexpensive.”
– John H. M. Austin, MD, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

“The Alexander Technique helps to integrate the individual dancer plus all the systems that he or she has been exposed to… It is important to tell a student that there is a different way of moving free of grit force, interruptions, [and] habitual patterns of tension.”
– Trisha Brown, choreographer

“I relearned how to play the instrument through studying the Technique. There were things I had always been convinced that I was unable to do… As I learned to integrate the physical freedom and muscular flexibility from the Alexander Technique with information I already had about how to play the violin, a potential in me started coming out—like talent that had been held back.”
– Jorja Fleezanis, Concertmaster, Minnesota Orchestra

“The many obvious benefits that the technique afforded us as actors included minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation and responsiveness, mind/body connection, and about an inch and a half of additional height. In addition, I have found in the ensuing years great benefits in my day-to-day living. By balancing and neutralizing tensions, I’ve learned to relieve as well as to avoid the aches and pain caused by the thousands of natural shocks that flesh is heir to.”
– Kevin Kline, actor

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