Royal College of Music
Having trained as a musician at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Judith was a member of English National Opera and CLS and performed with LSO, London Classical Players, the National Theatre and the London Jupiter Orchestra. The mind body connection involved in practising and performing music fascinated her. In order to explore this connection more deeply Judith trained to be an Alexander teacher with Mr Macdonald and Shoshanna Kaminitz qualifying in 1988 and went on to train to be a Tai Chi and Yoga teacher in London.
Judith’s career as an Alexander teacher has been focused on integrating the work into educational and performance practices. This stems from a belief that the technique works fundamentally on establishing the possibility of change, a crucial element in learning how to learn and igniting creativity. She is part of the Alexander team at the Royal College of Music and head of department at the Junior Royal Academy of Music. She is also co-head of training at LCATT The London Centre for Alexander Technique and Training. Recently she has been a visiting teacher at The London School of Musical Theatre.
Judith has also written several books including ‘The Alexander Technique for Musicians’ with Peter Buckoke, published by Bloomsbury 2014 and more recently The Alexander Technique for Young Musicians a reference book aimed at key stage 3 students. Further publications include Alexander in Secondary and Tertiary Education a book for teachers looking to integrate Alexander Principles in their teaching.
She regularly writes articles, gives workshops and talks on Alexander in Education in Europe, USA and the UK both to the wider public and the Education world.