My name is Pamela Street. I am a fully qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique and trained in Bristol with Ali Burrows. As a member of The Society of Teachers of The Alexander Technique (STAT), I am required to adhere to a professional code of conduct.
I have been teaching in Stourbridge since 2006 and have worked with people from all walks of life.
I had heard of the Alexander Technique some twenty years before I decided to investigate whether it would help my recurrent back problem. Right from my first lesson I was fascinated to learn about my habitual ways of moving, all of which I was unaware! As my posture improved, my back problem disappeared, moving became so much easier and my general sense of well-being changed significantly.
I am also a pianist and qualified piano teacher. Applying the Alexander Technique to piano playing (or any other activity one wishes to name) is another on-going journey of discovery. There is preliminary evidence that learning and applying the Alexander Technique can lead to reductions in muscle tension and stiffness, as well as reducing musical performance anxiety, and I have found that my own music pupils seem to benefit from the Alexander Technique in their own playing.
Visit the STAT website to read the BMJ report which shows how lessons in Alexander Technique can help reduce the number of days in pain and the disability associated with chronic low back pain, and also read recent stories of the Alexander Technique which have appeared in the press.