Austin Area Alexander Technique Teachers

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  • Steven Brennfleck, M.AmSAT, D.M.A

    Steven Brennfleck, M.AmSAT, D.M.A
    4646 Mueller Blvd
    Austin, TX 78723
    (609) 468-1451

    Steven Brennfleck first came to the Alexander Technique as a college student in 2003. After years of suffering from persistent headaches and vocal problems, the Alexander Technique offered him effective and long-lasting relief from these and many other issues. In 2016, he received his teaching certification from the Alexander Technique Moving Arts Center in Austin, TX. His work as a teacher of the Technique has taken him around the country working with private pupils, groups, singers, conductors, instrumentalists, as well as non-musicians. He maintains a private practice in Austin and San Antonio along with frequent trips to Houston and New York City.
    Steven received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin where his research included the benefits of the application of the Alexander Technique to conducting. He is also an active professional singer and the conductor of the Ars Longa Ensemble, a professional choir based in Austin, TX.
  • Paula Gruber, M.AmSAT

    Paula Gruber, M.AmSAT
    Austin, TX 78757
    (512) 694-7531

    Paula maintains a teaching practice in Austin, where she trained at the Alexander Moving Arts Centre under the direction of Sumi Komo. She enjoys teaching the Technique to students of all backgrounds and observing them achieve enhanced awareness, greater ease and decreased pain in their everyday and special activities and performance. Her own experience working with chronic neck and back pain has given Paula a helpful perspective and insight in working with students who are challenged with chronic pain issues. She has been a performing member of Komo Danceworks since 2010 and credits the Technique with her return to dance after a hiatus of many decades. She studies Tango and Tai Chi, two practices that give her the opportunity to continue to explore the possibilities of movement informed by the principles of the Technique. Paula was certified in 2012 and is a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique.
  • Jameson James, M.AmSAT

    Jameson James, M.AmSAT
    4508 Eagles Landing
    Austin, Texas 78735

    Jameson James came to the Alexander Technique as a tool for his own singing more than 15 years ago. He began teaching voice in 2000 and realized by integrating Alexander instruction with his voice knowledge, he could help his students free their voices. In 2009, he completed the 3-year teaching training certification course at Alexander Technique New York City under John Nicholls and Nanette Walsh. As a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique, he has taught at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the New England Conservatory, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the Juilliard School, Diller-Quaille School of Music, St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC, and his own private studios in NYC, Cambridge, and Austin. As a voice teacher, Jameson uses the Alexander Technique to integrate the physical and intellectual elements of sound production. He guides students to new expressiveness and effortlessness in their singing. He welcomes students of all ages and levels of experience. Jameson is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, the New England Conservatory, and Alexander Technique New York City.
  • Molly Johnson, M.AmSAT, Ph.D.

    Molly B. Johnson, M.AmSAT, Ph.D.
    Integrated Motion Studio
    Plymouth Drive
    Austin, Texas 78758

    Molly started swimming for summer recreation in the lakes near where she grew up in central Missouri. Her love of the water motivated her to study Red Cross swimming instruction and to work as a lifeguard after college before moving on to work as a personal fitness trainer for many years in Boston. Molly has been an Alexander Technique instructor since 2001 and received a PhD in Neuroscience and Behavior in 2010 from the University of Massachusetts to study human motor control and biomechanics related to posture and coordination in healthy individuals and people with neurological issues, such as MS. She also received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine to study what predisposes people to back pain. As a Shaw Method swimming instructor, she is excited to help people of all swimming levels to experience the joy and ease she feels in the water. Still a fan of open-water swimming, Molly loves exploring the spring-fed waters running through Austin, TX, where she teaches the Alexander Technique, old-time music lessons, and Shaw Method swimming.

  • Sumi Komo, M.AmSAT

    Sumi Komo, M.AmSAT

    Sumi Komo has been teaching (since 1981) and training teachers of The Alexander Technique (since 1990). Her work has focused on people of all ages and from all walks of life, especially professional dancers, actors, musicians, martial artists and athletes. She is a Zen Buddhist priestess in the lineage of Maezumi Roshi. She has been teaching Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong and Yoga for almost 3 decades. She is a senior member of the Integral Yoga (R) Teacher's Association. She is qualified to train Yoga teachers at the basic level of 200 Hour Certification.

    Working with the Chakra energies through color, sound and movement she has taught workshops in the United States and internationally. She has an M.A. in Dance, Sumi KomoPsychology and Sports Medicine and continues to teach and develop workshops on Yoga and the Alexander Technique and on Yoga Dance. Her focus is on awareness of the harmonious and graceful weaving of these various practices through the heart of movement.

    She originally trained and danced professionally in New York City with Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown and others in the Cunningham lineage. An accident led her to explore movement/dance from an inner awareness sensation and perception through subtle unravelings of the body being. She integrates dance with Yoga, T'ai Chi Chuan, Alexander Technique and Zen meditation training. She has developed a movement form that calls forth the core of stillness into movement, meditation, and light in motion.  

  • Donna Martin, M.AmSAT

    Donna Martin
    Austin, TX 78731
    (512) 426-1827

    Donna Martin began teaching the Alexander Technique in 2004 upon completing a comprehensive, 3-year teacher training course requisite for teaching membership in the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Since that time she has continued and deepened her study of the technique with her mentor, Karen Wentworth, of the Alexander Technique Studio in London, England.

    Previous to her Alexander Technique experience Ms. Martin earned a B.F.A. in Ballet from Texas Christian University. She studied modern dance at the Merce Cunningham School in New York City and with members of the José Limón Dance Company. She has taught ballet and modern dance at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, and Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Houston Community College.

    Ms. Martin enjoys working with a variety of students in many settings. She has worked with musicians, singers, actors and people with pain related to poor postural habits. She has conducted workshops and ongoing classes at the University of Texas, Informal Classes Program; Texas State University, Dept. of Musical Theatre; Baylor University, Dept. of Music, Arnone Flute Studio; and the University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Music, Lewis Violin Studio.

    The majority of her work is with private students in her own studio in Austin, Texas.
  • Lucinda Meredith, M.AmSAT

    Lucinda Meredith, M.AmSAT
    Austin, TX 78731

    Lucinda began studying the Alexander Technique as an undergraduate student at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.  In 2010, she graduated from the 1600- hour, 3-year training course at Alexander Technique Moving Arts Center directed by Sumi Komo.  She also graduated with her DMA in organ performance in 2010 where her thesis topic was The Alexander Technique's Application to Organists.  While her primary interest in the Alexander Technique stems from its application to musicians, she enjoys teaching all types of students.  

  • Alice Moore, M.AmSAT, M.B.A., M.S.

    Alice Moore, M.AmSAT, M.B.A., M.S.
    Austin, TX 78717

    Alice Moore is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, with over 1600 hours of training that included a one year, supervised internship. She studied with Sumi Komo, a second generation, Master Alexander Technique teacher, and graduated from the Alexander Technique Moving Arts Centre® Teacher Training Program. She is member, in good standing, of the American Society of Alexander Technique Teachers. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southwestern University and an MBA from St Edwards University. Alice enjoys her dogs and cats and lives with her life Partner in Austin, Texas.

    Alice had a 30 year career in the High Tech computer industry. She enjoyed road cycling, hiking, swimming, learning new things, reading and traveling. Her life was forever changed after experiencing a disabling neck condition that left her in chronic pain and with significant physical limitations. She was unable to continue working or enjoying the physical hobbies she loved. In her search for ways to work with the chronic pain and limited mobility, the Alexander Technique allowed her to better manage the chronic pain and mobility issues. During Alexander Technique lessons, she learned to change how she used her mind / body in stillness and movement. Over time, changing her psychophysical use allowed her to better manage the physical and psychological pain.

    Alice is passionate to share the benefits of the psychophysical experience that the Alexander Technique provides. Her life experiences, gives her a unique perspective on how the Alexander Technique can benefit people from all walks of life. During her Alexander Technique training, she researched how the Alexander Technique might help with fall prevention in the aging population. She would to teach adults The Alexander Technique to allow them to improve quality of life, balance and skills for avoiding falls. It’s never too late in life to learn something new. The Alexander Technique gives people an opportunity to positively influence their quality of life.