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)
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.
Body Mapping & The Alexander Technique at Denison University
Location: Granville, OH
Date/Time: Ongoing, Spring & Fall Semesters
Alexander Technique Workshop (Body Mapping included) ~ Drop-ins welcome. Private sessions available for the community. Contact info [at] poisedforlife [dot] com
Body Mapping and The Alexander Technique at Columbus, Ohio
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Private lessons available, including via Skype.
Periodic group classes, please inquire.
The New England Choral Institute at the New Hampshire Music Festival
Location: Plymouth, New Hampshire
Date/Time: July 21-27, 2017
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WEM at Marshall University, Huntington, WV USA
Location: School of Music, Marshall University, Huntington, WV USA
Date/Time: Friday, March 31 (5:00-8:00pm) and Saturday, April 1 (9:00am-noon)
The full What Every Musician . . . course will be presented at the School of Music at Marshall University. For more information contact Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves, (304) 696-6497, alves [at] marshall [dot] edu.
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! "