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. The knowledge that he has given me is priceless.
Dana Caspersen, member of Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company
Alexander Technique is unique in that it teaches you how to release tension throughout your entire day. Tom has taught me more about how to use my body efficiently than did decades of sports, yoga, and dance. The result is that I am less stressed, both physically and emotionally, and have fewer problems with my lower back. As side benefits, I am taller, less slouched, and project a more relaxed attitude. The technique has been extremely important for me and Tom is an excellent, experienced teacher.
Patrick Johnson, physicist
After a session with Tom I walk out 3 inches taller.
Prue Lang dancer/choreographer
I have learned more about movement from Tom Koch than from any of my dance teachers.
Michael Schumacher, ballet and modern dancer
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 Mellema, saxophonist
Most attractive to me are the lack of any exercises – just remembering the lessons satisfies – and the logic of the theory.
Jeroen Brinkhoff., government economist
My Alexander lessons with Tom Koch have become the main focus for how I can continue to be a professional dance artist in my middle age. More importantly the lessons have given me a consistent method for keeping fit and clear minded.
Katie Duck, dancer, teacher, choreographer
I’ve been several times to Tom’s Alexander Technique lessons and he has achieved some small miracles. I am not an ideal student and go to him only when I’m in pain. Most times he has me pain free and walking again in one or two sessions. He makes you aware of what you are doing wrong, and how you inflict the pain on yourself (without being pedantic or accusatory). In my opinion; “Awareness” is the key to what he is teaching. I love the guy!
Hans Groenwold, assistant film producer
Tom’s workshops and individual sessions were a powerful tool to getting my body back on track. Even though I reside in NYC, I plan on making trips back to Amsterdam just so that I can study with Tom some more and experience the amazing technique Tom has to share.
Hedda Lettuce, cabaret artist
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.
Allison Brown, ballet 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 Kaplan, film editor
I have received lessons in Alexander Technique from various teachers, and none has in such a humorous way taught me freedom of movement as well as awareness both mentally and physically as Tom Koch. His lessons are full of ease, confrontative learning and dispassionate space for development. Still after three years since the last lesson, I recall Tom’s metaphors and realize an immediate physical change.
Brian Degn, choreographer and theater maker
Lessons in Alexander Technique with Tom were a fascinating experience. Although I first became interested for professional reasons, I soon found it to be an area of study transcending the categories of work/everday life, and bridging my preconceptions of body and mind. I would recommend it highly to anyone.
Isak Goldschneider, musician/playwright
Working with Tom Koch woke me up. 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 Berge, flutist/composer
Tom Koch’s workshop and classes first astonished, then inspired and helped me. Almost ten years after my first contact with the
Alexander Technique through Tom Koch, I am still using it daily.
Roland Schankula, dance therapist