Conable, Barbara (Alexander Technique)

conable-photo.jpgDuring her thirty plus years as an Alexander Technique teacher Barbara Conable helped to save hundreds of musical careers and enhanced hundreds more. She experienced frustration, however, because she knew that thousands more musicians were losing careers and capacity. To enhance her effectiveness, she wrote the book What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body® and developed a Body Mapping course by the same name which is now taught by the Association for Body Mapping Educators® around the world. The goal of the Association for Body Mapping Education® is to put music education on a secure somatic (anatomical) foundation for all time.

Barbara Conable is the author of How to Learn the Alexander Technique: A Manual for Students, What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body®, available from Andover Press and and The Structures and Movement of Breathing available from

Now retired from teaching, Barbara Conable continues to develop the theory and practice of Body Mapping.