I am an Alexander Technique teacher as well as an oboist and oboe teacher. I came to the Technique to learn to play the oboe with greater comfort despite previous overuse injury and chronic pain that made playing a challenge. In addition to helping me with oboe-playing, lessons in the Technique had the welcome benefit of improving my sense of well-being in general.

I became certified to teach the Alexander Technique in 2000 while pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, combining what I had learned about the applications of the Technique to playing the oboe in my doctoral dissertation entitled “The Alexander Technique: A Basis for Oboe Performance and Teaching”. I then taught in St. Cloud, Minnesota, from 2003 – 2013, teaching oboe at St. Cloud State University and the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University as well as maintaining private oboe and Alexander Technique studios. Now in the Houston, Texas, area I teach Alexander Technique lessons and am available for Alexander Technique classes, clinics, workplace seminars, and occupational workshops.