Andover Educators
David Nesmith

David Nesmith

B.M., Capital University
M.M., Indiana University
Licensed Andover Educator, 1998
Andover Educator Sponsoring Teacher, 2015
ATI Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, 2001
Author of The Breathing Book for Horn (Mountain Peak Music)
Author of Constructive Rest: The Audio Guide Series (SmartPoise Productions)

Region: Midwestern United States
Home State: Ohio
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons

David is instructor of horn, the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping at the Music Department of Denison University (Granville, Ohio USA). He has studied the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping for many years with Barbara Conable and other master teachers. In 2009, he enjoyed advanced work with Elisabeth Walker, of Oxford, England who was trained directly by F. M. Alexander.

Having personally benefited from the powerful results of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique, David specializes in Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement for Musicians. He has presented and taught around the United States, including at conferences of the International Horn Society and the Music in Healing and Transition Program. David is available for lessons at his studio in Columbus, Ohio and for introductory presentations, on-site residency workshops of various lengths and web-cam video coaching.

Upcoming Events

Body Mapping and The Alexander Technique at Columbus, Ohio

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date/Time: ongoing

Private lessons available, including via Skype.

Periodic group classes, please inquire.


Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Location: Aquinas College 1607 Robinson Road, S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799
Date/Time: Thursday & Friday, September 14-15

Visiting classes and teaching private lessons in the Music Department. Body Mapping & The Alexander Technique. There is a masterclass open to the public Thursday, September 14 at 6:00pm. Call: (616) 632-2413 for details.

Intuitive and Straightforward

"I'm glad to tell you that your workshop made quite an imprint on me . . . The additional use of the Body Mapping concept is fascinating to me and I react well to the straightforwardness of it all. I have been using the ideas in my teaching as well as in my non-teaching life. I can't believe how it all fits in, and now I have a more tangible vocabulary to support my more intuitive thoughts. I think that what you [teach] is core to what we all are [teaching]. Many, many thanks! "

Marilyn Roth, Co-Chair, Piano Department Division of Preparatory and Continuing Education New England Conservatory