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In 2015, the bees produced delicious honey in London
and plenty of it. The country bees produced delicious honey but there was not a large crop.

Judith is heading the STAT Special Interest Group. 'Alexander in Education'. She is involved in a campaign to improve seating for school children and collaborating with the Girls Day School Trust.

Judith and Peter are involved in the Performing Self project - developing Alexander skills in the next generation of AT teachers for the performing arts. <www.performingself.org.uk> This professional development programme is aiming towards an MA in Alexander for the Performing Arts to be hosted by Rose Bruford College. <www.bruford.ac.uk>

 

 

Judith Kleinman trained as a classical musician and teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was a member of the orchestra of the English National Opera and City of London Sinfonia and now freelances in London on modern and period instruments. She qualified as an Alexander teacher thirtty years ago, having trained with Patrick MacDonald and Shoshana Kamanitz. For the last twenty years, she has been one of the Alexander teachers at the RCM and also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music's Junior Department. Judith is Assistant Head of Training at the London Centre for Alexander Technique, which trains new Alexander teachers. She writes about the technique, particularly about teaching young people and has presents workshops about Alexander in Music and Education. Judith is a qualified teacher of Tai-Chi and is very interested in combining movement with Alexander work. Judith gave the 2014 Alexander memorial lecture.

Peter Buckoke oversees the Alexander department at the RCM, where the technique is embedded in the BMus degree. Peter is also professor of double bass at the RCM and plays both modern and baroque bass with various chamber groups in London. He is a founding member of The Schubert Ensemble of London, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 'Best Chamber Group' award, and has often been invited to play with other small chamber groups when they need a bass player for larger repertoire, including the Nash Ensemble and the Alberni, Allegri, Arditi, Chillingirian, Coul, Dante, and Endellion string quartets. In 2006, Peter was invited to an international double bass convention at The China Conservatory in Beijing, representing European bass playing, he gave a solo recital and workshops looking at the Alexander Technique in relation to double bass playing, both on National television. In his spare time, Peter looks after several colonies of bees.

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