For more than 20 years Deborah has taught how to improve one’s breath awareness and support; vocal techniques based on Bel Canto traditions, applicable for all styles; how to express and project honest emotions in a manner unique to each individual, thus creating and allowing full freedom of the student’s natural voice, in the interpretation of her/his repertoire.
The Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is a wonderful method whose aim is to improve the way we use ourselves, whatever the activity. During an Alexander lesson, the student learns, with a unique hands-on touch, to un-learn and un-do old habits such as holding the breath, or having too much muscle tension. In the process of awakening, body parts suddenly become light and easily balanced in relation to each other, creating a flexibility and comfort that feels paradoxically unusual yet more natural at the same time. This Technique enhances self-confidence and helps remove aspects of performance anxiety. It is a marvelous tool, not only for the arts, but for general well-being and health.
Dynamics of a lesson
Deborah often does Alexander work in combination with singing, dancing and acting. She also works with instrumentalists who wish to improve their playing by overcoming various limiting habits of use such as faulty coordination or negative thought patterns which interfere with the making and projecting of a full and beautiful sound.