Participants at a workshop at the Alexander Technique 9th International Congress 2011

eli heifetz israel

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Photo of Eli Heifetz, presenter at the Alexander Technique Congress 2015

workshop: fri 14 aug | details

I first encountered the Alexander Technique about 40 years ago, because of a functional problem that interfered with my playing. This problem disappeared just after a few lessons. Thus, I began studying Alexander Technique with some of the leading teachers in Israel, following in 1968 half a year with P. Macdonald - London, then got my A.T. certificate after having a supplementary course with Uri Eshet. The Alexander Technique has served me throughout my career as a clarinet player providing me with new dimensions to the art of performance.

My profound understanding of musical performance contributes a lot to my work with musicians. The implementation of the technique entails facing the bad habits that we have acquired throughout the years and that are preventing us from changing them, unless we are assisted by someone who had already made his way in, to – ‘open,’ ‘released,’ and ‘flowing.’

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