michael d. frederick usa
Michael D. Frederick is an internationally recognized teacher in the field of psychophysical re-education. He trained as an Alexander Teacher in England with Walter and Dilys Carrington and in America with Marjorie Barstow (all master teachers trained by F.M. Alexander in the 1930s).
He studied in the U.S. and Israel as a Feldenkrais Practitioner with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, and has extensive training in the Yoga tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar from Madras, India. Michael also trained as an actor at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England and completed a two year training in the work of Sanford Meisner at the Baron-Brown Studio in Los Angeles. He has a B.Sc. Degree in Speech & Theater from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ’68.
As founding director of the first three International Congresses on the Alexander Technique, he has organized and taught over 150 workshops in the U.S. and Europe since 1978. He is Director of Alexander Technique Workshops-International. Michael is Chairman of the Alexander Technique Congress Association.
Michael worked for two years at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, and taught for over a decade in The Old Globe Theatre’s MFA Acting Program at the University of San Diego.
From 1994 to 2000 Michael organized Alexander Technique Master Classes with Marjory Barlow (F.M. Alexander’s niece) and Elisabeth Walker in San Francisco, Basel and Paris.
He has conducted presentation skills seminars for upper level corporate management in such companies as Du Pont Corporation, Merck Pharmaceuticals and AMOCO.
Michael is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), the American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), and Alexander Technique International (ATI). He is former Chairman of the American Society for the Alexander Technique and is now Co-Director and on the Board of Directors of the Alexander Training Institute-LA. Currently Michael teaches in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California.
Michael was voted best Alexander Teacher in Los Angeles Magazine’s "Best of LA."