Daniel Hoey

Alexander Technique

About Me

I grew up in Perth and studied engineering at University of Western Australia and music at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). It was at WAAPA that I first heard of the Alexander Technique as a way of improving posture. After working for 6 months as a software engineer I developed pain in my right wrist. I taught myself how to use the mouse with my left hand which relieved my immediate symptoms. However I soon had persistent neck, arm and wrist pain on my left side.

I managed the best I could while often working 50 hour weeks at the computer and then playing piano to unwind, all the time adopting a very similar posture and manner of using my arms. I tried various therapies but none provided more than temporary relief.

In 2005 I moved to Melbourne and one day walked past the School for FM Alexander Studies which was offering a workshop that weekend. I signed up to the workshop and started to learn how I could live my life without pain.

I soon discovered that the Alexander Technique had a lot to offer in terms of improving my running, golf and piano playing. In 2013 I completed a 3 year Alexander Technique teaching training course and also completed a certificate of Yoga and Alexander Technique Teaching.

In 2015 I returned to Perth to set up a teaching practice.