Olivia Boot Simpson BA (Hons) MSTAT is a highly experienced Alexander Technique teacher. Since qualifying in 2000. She has run a private teaching practice and given introductory workshops to many groups and organisations in London and Buckinghamshire, where she lived before moving to Lymington in 2016. She has specialised in working with musicians both professional and amateur, and was Alexander Technique teacher in the Music Department of Wycombe Abbey School for eight years.
Olivia first encountered the Alexander Technique at Dartington College of Arts in 1987 whilst studying for her music degree. As a singer and pianist, she found the Alexander Technique greatly improved her co-ordination, poise and the management of performance nerves. She also became fascinated by the impact of the Technique in coping with the stresses and strains of daily living and reducing musculoskeletal stress. It was this that set her on the path to undertaking the 3-year Alexander Technique Teacher training course. In addition to her Alexander Technique teaching Olivia has continued to perform regularly as a solo singer, to teach singing and piano, and to run choirs.
BA (Hons) MSTAT