Selma Gokcen

Selma began her professional life as a cellist and spent many years teaching and performing as a soloist and in ensembles. Her discovery of the Alexander Technique grew out of a passion for solving problems brought to her by colleagues and

Alexander Technique

What makes the Alexander Technique so rewarding to explore? Because it is about us–our habits, our reactions, about how, from one moment to the next, we pay attention in our activities. As musicians, we express ourselves through our instrument, and

Studio One

Studio One is London’s new space devoted to the teaching of the Alexander Technique. Two large conjoined rooms totaling 40 feet in length with one additional large adjacent room. Located in North London and easily accessible by underground, the studio

The Well-Tempered Musician

The Well-Tempered Musician

What is a well-tempered musician?…I am often asked. Why did you choose this theme for your work? Alongside my work as a musician, the Alexander Technique has led me to explore those countering forces of dark and light, of up...

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What makes the Alexander Technique so rewarding to explore? Because it is about us–our habits, our reactions, about how, from one moment to the next, we pay attention in our activities.

Everyone is always teaching one what to do, leaving us still doing the things we shouldn’t do. " - FM Alexander

The Well-Tempered Cellist

To play an instrument is to open the door to a thousand questions. If you are a cellist of any persuasion reading this now, chances are you have wrestled with many of them at the cello, either in your own lessons or with your pupils. One of the tough questions that 'won't go away' undoubtedly concerns the degree of effort required to do what we do. How much is too much, how much is not enough? Click on any of the images to read more.

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