A Research on the Use of the Alexander Technique in Flute Education Given in the Music Department and Music Teaching Departments of Faculties of Fine Arts in Turkey

  •  M. Ayça ÖNAL    


The Alexander Technique is a method that emerged as a result of Actor Frederick Matthias Alexander’s work on himself to solve the problems he had with his voice during his performance. This technique, which was effective for himself, rapidly became widespread because it was tried by different people over time and positive results were obtained. Today, it is effective not only for music but also for people from different disciplines to use their bodies more comfortably and thus have a natural posture. In this sense, in the study, ten different instructors working in various locations were selected as the study group to reach the findings related to the use of the Alexander Technique and the results of the technique in flute lessons given in the music departments of higher education institutions in Turkey. Framed by the researcher, interview questions with expert opinions were asked, and the data obtained were tabulated and presented with the content analysis method, one of the qualitative research methods.

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