Musicians and Actors

Alexander Technique for Creative freedom

If you’re a musician or actor, you want to be able to give your best at every performance. You want to be able to go on stage knowing that everything is fine; you want to feel energised, focussed, and calm.

Sometimes, though, you can feel held back by excess tension, nerves, or just the sense that you are getting in your own way. Musicians and actors may also have problems that are unique to people in creative industries:

  • Vocal strain
  • Limitations or constrictions in freedom of breath
  • Muscular tension affecting free movement of fingers and arms
  • Blocked creativity
  • Feeling like you’ve reached a dead end: that phrase or passage just won’t come right, no matter how hard you work on it!

If you are experiencing these sorts of difficulties, it’s a real weight off your mind to find specialist help. You really want to be able to talk to someone who knows what performing is like.

I can help.

Jennifer Mackerras and musician

My name is Jennifer, and I am a performance coach and Alexander Technique teacher.

I am a musician, and I worked for a number of years in professional theatre. For nearly ten years I have helped performers of all ages and from all disciplines to reach their potential and perform with ease and fluidity. My students benefit from Alexander Technique for creative freedom, physical freedom, and improved ability to access technical excellence. All these benefits can be yours, too.



Are you a musician? I have specialised services to help you.

Are you an actor? Do you suffer from vocal problems? I have experience working in this area, and can help you.

Do you have problems with stage fright? I have a proven track record in helping people to overcome their nerves.

Lessons for children and young musicians? I have years of experience working with children. Learn about how I work with young people here.

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Every fortnight I send out a newsletter with an article, and links to the best resources currently out there on the Web. And as a special thank you for signing up, I’ll give you a free copy of my ebook, Four Words to Conquer Stage Fright.


StageFright3d_medThis book will demonstrate to you that stage fright is not inevitable, and that it is not incurable. Rather, it is a set of physical signs and symptoms that we have learned to misread and misunderstand, made worse by unhelpful thinking around the whole idea of what performance is all about.
I’ve filled the book with ideas, tips and techniques to help you beat the nerves so you can perform to the best of your ability, every time. And I know they work, because they’ve helped me. This book contains the ideas that helped me enjoy being on stage once more.
If you want to perform with greater ease and freedom, if you’re interested in economy of effort and more enjoyment, then this book will give you the tools to begin the process of improvement.

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