Author David Nesmith had his first Alexander Technique lesson on April Fools’ Day, 1995. He immediately experienced the benefits of practicing The Alexander Technique, immersing himself in what would become a tremendous transformation. “I can change” became the mantra that propelled David from a realm of harmful habit and discomfort to one of discovery and expansiveness. In 2003, after years assimilating wisdom from some of the greatest teachers of The Alexander Technique, David experienced a fundamental shift, feeling free more often than tense. His breath has slowed and deepened and he stands taller. Now a certified Alexander Technique instructor for over 20 years, he enjoys a private teaching practice in Columbus, Ohio. His teaching focus is on applying The Alexander Technique and Body Mapping for performance enhancement and injury prevention.
He has been Principal horn of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and performed with numerous other symphonies and ensembles, including the Cathedral Brass Ensemble (Columbus), the West Virginia Symphony, Lancaster Festival, and the New Hampshire Music Festival.
David has taught at Otterbein University and Denison University and has written several articles on The Alexander Technique and Body Mapping. He created and produced the Constructive Rest: The Audio Guide Series. An enthusiastic musician and hiker, he truly appreciates getting to know people. David’s passion for sharing The Alexander Technique and Body Mapping takes him all over the world, teaching (in English and Italian) and participating in workshops.