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Welcome to the MBMS Blog where you'll find articles and resources on topics like the Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, music education, music performance, practicing, musician's health, creativity, spirituality and more. 

A Secret Key to Happiness alexander technique inspiration learning Jun 07, 2024

by Peter Jacobson


In my inbox this morning was an email from my friend and colleague Jeremy Chance. The title of the email was “A Gift from God”; it was essentially a love song to the Alexander Technique.

I felt so filled up and inspired by reading it that I had to reshare here. He...

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The Great Unraveling (or The Law of Subtraction) alexander technique inspiration learning the way of the peaceful musician Mar 16, 2024

by Peter Jacobson


This is second essay in a a new series called "The Way of the Peaceful Musician" series, which is also the theme of the 2024 MBMS Summer Retreat. You can read the first essay here. 


I had my first Alexander Technique lesson in the summer of 2001, at the age of...

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The Way of the Peaceful Musician creativity inspiration learning the way of the peaceful musician Mar 12, 2024

by Peter Jacobson


The theme of our 2024 summer retreat is The Way of the Peaceful Musician. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing a series of essays that will go deeper into the principles and practices that make up this approach. This introductory essay will set the stage...

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How to Give Yourself a Fresh Start creativity inspiration learning Feb 28, 2024

by Peter Jacobson


I’m relaunching this blog.

And to do that I'm giving myself a fresh start.

I’ve published dozens of blog articles on a previous version of this blog. I may end up repurposing some of them later but for now I love the idea of starting with a clean...

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9 Things Singers Need to Know About Their Bodies (Revised & Updated) alexander technique anatomy singing Apr 05, 2015

By Peter Jacobson


Author's Note: This article was first published in 2015 and has proven to be our most popular blog post ever. I have learned much in the past 9 years, so I've decided to revise and update the original post to more accurately reflect my current approach.



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