About AT Singing

 

AT Singing is short for Alexander Technique Singing.

The Alexander Technique (AT) was created to bring ease and freedom to the human voice.

At the turn of the 20th century, AT was created by an Australian actor, F.M. Alexander, to alleviate vocal problems he experienced while performing. Doctors declared there was nothing medically wrong, so Alexander surmised there must be something functionally wrong with what he did while performing. After several years of self-study, Alexander discovered patterns of habitual excess tension that were exaggerated during performance and led to his chronic laryngitis. Upon further exploration he found that by inhibiting those habitual patterns and directing himself to new and better use, he was able to find life-long vocal freedom and ease.

His recovery was so impressive that several of the doctors he had consulted earlier persuaded him to teach others what he had learned. After decades of teaching, he began to teach others how to be teachers of his method themselves. They named his method the Alexander Technique.

Over a hundred years since its founding, the success of AT in finding freedom and ease in vocal production has inspired teachers and students alike to use its central tenants to bring freedom and ease to the greater range of human activity: from every day activities like walking, sitting at your desk, and standing to sports, the performing arts, and recovery from physical ailments.

AT Singing returns to the original intent of the technique to find ease and freedom in the human voice.