Alexander Technique Center

Alexander Technique Center in Wellness section of Washington Post
Alexander Technique Center featued in Washington Post Wellness section. Photo of lesson.







Alexander Technique Workshops and Presentations

Alexander Technique workshops can provide an informative introduction to the Technique when private instruction is not available. The Alexander Technique Center's Director, Marian Goldberg, gives workshops and presentations to groups by request. Presentations and workshops can be tailored to each group's area of interest. Workshops may include a talk on the principles of the Alexander Technique, demonstrations and group activities illustrating these principles, individualized instruction, helpful hints, and a question and answer forum.

Workshops can be scheduled for the Washington area (DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland) and around the U.S. For information about scheduling a workshop or presentation for your group or organization, contact Marian at the Alexander Technique Center.

Alexander Technique Workshops with Marian Goldberg: Testimonials

“Thank you so very much for the wonderful Alexander Technique Presentation for the Annual School of Music Vocal Convocation at George Mason University on Saturday morning. You gave an excellent and very informative presentation. We would love to have you come again. Thank you again for your wonderful Alexander Technique workshop!”

Patricia Miller
University Professor of Music
Director of Vocal Studies, School of Music
George Mason University

“Marian helped develop an awareness of the ways we add unnecessary tension when playing, or even when doing something as basic as sitting down or rising from a chair. It was great that Marian worked within the demands of our job, having us play our instruments or stand at attention, and try to feel ways in which we could minimize the physical cost. This type of learning opportunity is of great benefit to the [United States Marine] band.

Gail Gillespie
Co-principal flute; Master Gunnery Sergeant (Ret.)
“The President's Own”
United States Marine Band

“How much the participants of the 'What-To-Do-In January' Workshop enjoyed your sessions and you! The Annapolis Guild of Organists was most pleased to have had you as our clinician.”

Nancy M. Cook, Dean
Annapolis, Maryland Chapter, AGO

“Thank you again for being part of the AGO workshop today. People were very impressed and appreciated the insights you were able to offer.”

Bob Huntington
Annapolis, MD Chapter, AGO

“Thank you again for the outstanding Alexander Technique Workshop you gave for the Vocal Studies division in the School of Music at Mason! Your work with the students and the faculty was exemplary! I was pleased to observe your very effective work with the large group, and the positive results you accomplished as you worked individually with each singer.  Many students have shared with me how much they enjoyed and appreciated your in-depth discussion of the history and practical application of the technique, the printed materials, and your wonderful individual work with each of them.  Both sessions were most rewarding!

Patricia Miller
Distinguished University Professor of Music
Director of Vocal Studies, School of Music
George Mason University

“Your work is exceptional. I need to have you come and do another workshop for me. It was very beneficial for my students.”

Anne Hurley-Cole
Voice Teacher
Resounding Voice
Vienna, Virginia

Participants greatly enjoyed the information which they received at your presentation. I also appreciate your ability to adapt a one-to-one body awareness program to a group of 25 participants.”

Cheryl Harlan, Program Coordinator
Life Enhancement for the Mature Adult
Vienna, Virginia

Marian Goldberg

Alexander Technique Teacher Marian Goldberg in Posture article
Alexander Technique Center featured in Posture article. Sitting at computer picture.

Marian Goldberg maintains a private Alexander Technique teaching practice in the Washington, D.C. area and is the Director of the Alexander Technique Center of Washington's Teacher Training Program in Northern Virginia. Marian began studying the Alexander Technique in 1978. After working with a variety of interpretations of the Alexander Technique from 1978 to 1980, she went on to study with Joan and Alexander Murray at the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique in 1980. Marian graduated from the Urbana Center’s intensive teacher-training program in 1983, fulfilling the three-year daily training standards established by F. Matthias Alexander, the creator of the Alexander Technique. In addition, Marian completed two years of advanced training at the Urbana Center. She has been teaching the Technique since 1983 and is certified by both the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), UK, and the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Marian has also studied with teachers directly trained by F. M. Alexander: Walter Carrington, Peggy Williams and Marjorie Barstow. She has taught classes and workshops in the Technique for colleges and universities and for a number of organizations, including the United States Marine Band, the Vocal Studies Program at George Mason University, and the University of Illinois. Her articles have appeared in several publications, including The Alternative Health Sourcebook and Natural Awakenings magazine. Marian has developed several web sites: “Alexander Technique: The Insiders' Guide,” “John Dewey and the Alexander Technique” and “The Alexander Technique for Musicians” and is the editor of Beginning from the Beginning: A Conversation with Joan and Alexander Murray. She has also been certified as a Feldenkrais® Practitioner and has trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

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