david nesmith usa
workshop: tue 11 aug | details
David Nesmith had his first Alexander Technique lesson on April Fools’ Day, 1995. He qualified to teach in January 2001 (ATI). Since then he has been teaching The Alexander Technique. at Denison University at Granville, Ohio, USA and enjoys a private practice at Columbus, Ohio. His teachers and mentors (initial training and continuing ed) have included Barbara Conable, Tommy Thompson, Marie-François LeFoll, Christine Hardy, John Nicholls, Barbara Kent, Elizabeth Walker, and most recently, Yehuda Kuperman.
A professional musician, David’s horn playing career continues to develop, along with his interest in applying The Alexander Technique for performance enhancement and injury prevention. He served for 10 years as Principal horn of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and continues as a member of the Cathedral Brass Ensemble (Columbus), the West Virginia Symphony, and the New Hampshire Music Festival.
A licensed Andover Educator, he teaches the course What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body. David is the author of The Breathing Book for Horn and creator of Constructive Rest: The Audio Guide Series, a carefully prepared collection of mp3 downloads, apps, and CD’s incorporating The Eight Primary Intentions of Constructive Rest.
David enjoys hiking, backpacking, salsa dancing, and learning to speak Italian.