What My Students Say
John Henes is among the finest Teachers of the Alexander Technique working today. His Alexander teaching is pure, practical and transformational. He teaches with heart, wit and unparalleled skill. If you seek improvement in performance, relief from musculoskeletal discomfort, improvement in breathing or improvement in living, John’s teaching will address your needs and interests.
John, Thanks for the help. The trumpet is a lot less difficult with your approach. It seems like playing well isn’t such a lucky feeling anymore.
One day I saw a video of myself playing my oboe, and saw that I had terrible posture. At the same time, I wasn’t happy with my sound production. I decided to take Alexander lessons from John Henes. Not only did my oboe playing improve, but my lower back pain went away. I wish I’d studied the Technique a lot sooner.
The Alexander Technique has helped my physical movements be more efficient and fluid, both on the tennis court and off.
John Henes is a terrific Alexander teacher! His teaching has influenced me positively in many ways. I credit him with freeing up my conducting and with giving me a rich vocabulary with which to work when I encourage my singers and players to use their bodies properly in the quest for artistic expression. Also, I’m thankful to him daily when I work at my computer, because I’m able to sit, type, and “mouse” in a manner which does not induce stress, tension, or pain. Many of my “techie” colleagues complain about these problems all of the time. I thank John Henes and his teaching for enabling me to work (and play) in a natural way…
I’m amazed at how the technique changes one’s perspective on comfort. People who’ve never had a lesson look at the chair and think “iron mama,” while those who’ve had lessons look forward to “the chair” and generally, tend to find simple, firm seating more accommodating than the cushy, misshapen stuff that once passed for comfort.
The Technique enables me to enjoy my favorite activities – lap swimming, flute playing, computer illustration – as often as I like, without pain. I have more energy overall, sleep better, and can control my reaction to stressful situations. I recommend John and the Technique to anyone and everyone.