Online Alexander Technique lessons
Try it out, try your equipment, find out if it is right for you with a 30 minute taster lesson : £20.
Lessons = £45 for 45 minutes.
Payment via BACS prior to lesson.
What you will need (see video below too):
A high-speed internet connection and a way of using a camera and microphone/speakers on your computer, tablet or smartphone to show you doing simple activities like sitting, standing and moving as well as any specialised activities you want to work on like such as playing a musical instrument, working at a computer etc.
You will need to hear me clearly and I will need to see you (from head to foot) move about from time to time, and hear you clearly.
If you are using a tablet or smartphone, it is useful to put it on a stand to easily change it’s camera viewing angle and range. You may not need to buy one if you have something like a music stand as this works well. I would suggest you practice in advance. A stand for the equipment you use can be reasonably priced and helps you get the most from your lesson. Perhaps practice beforehand by putting your device on selfie, or record video mode and see how much is visible on screen. Experiment, and move the device around to get the best view (lighting and torso).
We can use Zoom for these online lessons. If you have a strong preference for another medium we can discuss using that, otherwise we will be using Zoom. These online platforms will be free to use for you apart from your own internet fee.
It’s very helpful to have as large a space as possible available for inclusion in the camera field so that I can see you move and do activities. You need to be able to move close enough to chat, but also be able to step back/move back so I can see you full length (up to 2 metres away from the equipment). It is not essential for me to see you full length, but very desirable. There’s a lot can be done just from sitting (which would be about 1-2 metres away from the equipment). I do want to be able to see you from your waist to your crown at the very least.
Ideally the lighting should be coming from the ceiling and/or from lights or windows in front of you (thus the light will be behind the camera). Window openings behind you cause you to be in shadow (see my video).
You should be able to hear me clearly. Some people find wireless headphones very useful.
Please do a sound check before we meet online. This is especially important if you need to use external mics, as these can cause the sound to reverberate much more than usual.
Contact me or phone me to book a lesson – 01759 307282