online vocal & presentation coaching with Alexander Technique via Skype

  Alan Mars offers vocal coaching - face to face via Skype Alan Mars, voice coach & Alexander Technique teacher, is now offering online voice coaching via Skype: Spoken voice coaching: Has your voice, and confidence, ever faltered during a presentation, a meeting, an audition or a musical solo? Develop a reliably confident voice through …

Confidence Tricks – Presenter / Presentation Skills

It's here! Everything you need to know about confident presentation and public speaking skills in one reasonably priced book. See table of contents at the bottom of this page! For over thirty years, Alan Mars has coached individuals and groups of delegates from leading public and private businesses and organisations. He has also taught Alexander …

Alexander Technique for Horses part 4

The following day both Martha and Laura were due to have a lesson at their local riding school. I met them both afterwards. I do not know who looked more excited. Martha’s eyes and whole demeanour looked super awake and alert. She was holding her head and easily on top of her clearly lengthening spine. …

Alexander Technique and Horses part 3

"Muscles are designed to tense and contract a lot more quickly than they are designed to release. This is a very useful mechanism for helping us to get out of trouble in a hurry. Scientists call it the fight/flight response. However both horses and humans often find that these fight/flight responses can get out of …

Alexander Technique for Horses part 2

“Ok, then what happens? What do you do next?” Laura asked with growing curiosity. “Well you don’t actually do anything as such. You continue to attend to your own all over balance as you place your hands on the horse. The hands are quietly attentive and enquiring. The more open and lengthened and widened your …

Alexander Technique for Horses part 1

WORKING WITH MARTHA "You know that Alexander Technique teachers now work with horses?" I said to my friend Laura. Laura was standing underneath the neck of her horse Martha and making long strokes down in the direction of her shoulder blades. "No I didn’t know that Alan." I knew that Laura would not know this …

Healthy Teacher – inset courses & individual coaching

Harriet Anderson and Alan Mars offer a range of “in school” / Inset courses, f or schools and individual coaching for teachers called Healthy Teacher: * Vocal coaching * Stress management * Confident performance * Alexander Technique   The courses are available in various lengths from 90 minute tasters to a full day. In September …

The diaphragm- Youtube clip for singers, speakers, actors

The diaphragm- a Youtube video clip Most singers, actors and public speakers talk about the importance of the diaphram in healthy, effective voice production. In my experience however, 99% of the same singers, actors and speakers have an extremely inaccurate idea of the anatomical location and dimensions of the diaphragm. Getting an accurate external representation …

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