I suffered with chronic neck and back pain starting at age 10 and lasting for the next 20 years, eventually causing me to stop my career as a dancer-actor-singer. Then I found the Alexander Technique which taught me a new way of moving that removed almost all of my pain. It also taught me a new way of reacting to pain on those rare occasions it would reappear. I knew from my first lesson I had to master this and so I became a teacher of the Technique. It was the best decision of my life, bar none. Now I teach others in Amsterdam and around the world the simple technique that changed my life from one of constant pain to one of ease and lightness.
I have learned more about movement from Tom Koch than from any of my dance teachers.
Michael Schumacherballet and improvisational dancer, winner Golden Swan and Jiri Kylian Ring for dance
The Alexander Technique as taught by Tom Koch is the single most useful technique that I have encountered in 20 years as a professional dancer. Tom is an extraordinary teacher with a particular understanding of the field of dance.
Dana Caspersenmember of Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company
Most attractive to me are the lack of any exercises – just remembering the lessons satisfies – and the logic of the theory.
Jeroen Brinkhoffgovernment economist
In my sessions with Tom I found myself laughing, crying, moving, looking, listening, smelling and even thinking in new ways. And those delightful “new ways” continue to renew themselves!
Anne La Bergeflutist/composer
Tom has taught me more about how to use my body efficiently than did decades of sports, yoga, and dance.
Still after three years since the last lesson, I recall Tom’s metaphors and realize an immediate physical change.
Brian Degnchoreographer and theater maker
Tom has a special way to get at freedom and direction by means of humour and lightness without being aware of any technique being taught. I simply became free of certain habits by making fun of them.
Allison Brownballet dancer
Tom Koch is a wonderful teacher. He helps you to understand, through demonstration, deft touch and explanation, what it means to carry yourself.
Jo Ann Kaplanfilm editor
Alexander Technique lessons by Tom Koch have helped me not only to be more aware and free in daily life but they also significantly helped my musicianship, both physically and musically.
Ties Mellemasaxophonist and founding member of Amstel Quartet
After a session with Tom I walk out 3 inches taller.
I’ve been several times to Tom’s Alexander Technique lessons and he has achieved some small miracles. I love the guy!
Hans Groenwoldassistant film producer
Tom’s workshops and individual sessions were a powerful tool to getting my body back on track.
Hedda Lettucecabaret artist
Tom Koch’s workshop and classes first astonished, then inspired and helped me.