On the home front.
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>
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.