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Alexander Technique & The Voice in Public Speaking, Singing and PR

The Alexander Technique is a very special tool, a self-help method that allows you to free up your performance as speaker and/or singer and in daily life.

With more than 10 years of teaching experience, and 20 years of performing, I can ensure you the best results.

Have a try, and you'll discover your authentic power.

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At teacher's location: Tussen de Bogen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Adults (18-64 years old)
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Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Italian

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