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CD Live Piano Music

CD Live Piano Music

April 21st 1986 ….just 2 days after giving birth to my son, Horowitz was making his historic return to Russia. This exquisite piece by Scarlatti was on the programme and has since been embedded in my soul. This is from last night’s concert, recorded live…

One Thing affects Another

One Thing affects Another

One thing affects another  Over the last couple of years I have made a friend. It all started when I stopped on a narrow stretch of pavement to help extract a nail from the shoe of a very cross man. I was on my usual…

Teen Stomp …approach with care

Teen Stomp …approach with care

How do you meet a teenager?. A teenager with fire and drive in her belly and a very good stomp. 14 years of ideas and opinions and thirst for more.  Once upon a time a long time ago, let’s just say, the fighting spark for…

Dancing with Angels

Dancing with Angels

  There are many great musicians of our time who speak with compelling authority about the transformative power of music.  They know something from their profound studies and awful gifts.  It is reassuring because I know that I’m not entirely bonkers and neither am I…

Freda and Deep Rest

Freda and Deep Rest

      Freda 27 Jan 2018 Freda has just returned from 2 days away for a Christmas visit. When I came in today, she was up in her kitchen…. a short flight of stairs connects her hallway to the kitchen-diner. On her way downstairs…

Testimonials

Testimonials

Mutual appreciation.     Bruce Fertman  (director Alexander Alliance International) “with her career in Physiotherapy  and lifetime of experience in art and music, Jenny does what few Alexander Teachers can do. She seamlessly blends science and art, truth and beauty.  ……. Robyn Avalon (director, contemporary…

Freda .. Between Thee and Me and The Gatepost

Freda .. Between Thee and Me and The Gatepost

  Freda and direction   “How are you this week Freda?” “I’m feeling my age”. “How is that affecting you just now?” “I am slow and out of breath” We talk a bit about the necessity of prioritising the things that matter and letting go…

Heart Warming

Heart Warming

  Through the frosted panes of Freda’s front door I can make  out her zimmer at the foot of the kitchen step. The hall light is on. All is well. After jostling with the key she opens the door and greets me in her floral…