Cantare Studio


2017-2018 Alexander Technique Workshop Series - Click here for more info and to register

Workshop II: Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am to 1 pm. at Cantare Studio


"The Art of Effective Practicing: an Alexander Technique perspective" workshop: 

Sunday, January 21, 2:30 to 5:00 pm. Rm 204 Benton Hall, Oregon State University More Info

The Alexander Technique

Created by FM Alexander in the early 20th century, the Alexander Technique is now recognized worldwide as an educational process of improving coordination. Students discover the tools for unlearning poor habits of movement, restoring organic balance, ease and grace to everything that they do. There are YouTube videos and TED talks about the Alexander Technique online, but the Alexander Technique needs to be experienced firsthand to be fully understood.  Marieke is certified as an Alexander Technique teacher with Alexander Technique International (ATI).

Individual Lessons

During a lesson, Marieke will be observing your posture and movement patterns. She will also supplement the visual information in a very important way by using her hands, gently placing them on your neck, shoulders, back and so on. She is using her hands in order to get more refined information about your patterns of breathing and moving, and to guide you towards new movement patterns. 

Would you like to set up a complimentary consultation with Marieke? Click here to send an email.

Alexander Technique

NEW! Teacher Training Program

Interested in becoming a licensed Bodymapper (Andover Educator) and/or a certified Alexander Technique teacher? Cantare Studio is coordinating with The Performance School, Seattle in creating a local training program for both.  

Year One: Bodymapping and Intro to the Alexander Technique - Thursdays, 9:30 to 11 am., Oct 2018 to June 2019 (Fall, Winter, Spring quarter), Tuition: $300/quarter. Guided reading and discussion, hands-on work, observation training. Students interested in Andover Educators move on to the licensing process in June 2019. Students interested in Alexander Technique Teacher training move on to year two of program.

Complete Licensing guidelines with Andover Educators can be found at

Year Two: Principles of the Alexander Technique, Part one - Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am., Oct 2019 to June 2020 (Fall, Winter, Spring quarter), Tuition: $500/quarter. Skype sessions with Catherine Kettrick and David Mills of The Performance School, guided reading and discussion, observation training, hands-on work.

Year Three: Principles of the Alexander Technique, Part two - Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am., Oct 2020 to June 2021 (Fall, Winter, Spring quarter),  Tuition: $500/quarter. Skype sessions with Catherine Kettrick and David Mills of The Performance School, guided reading and discussion, observation training, hands-on training. Certificate of completion at conclusion of program. Interested students move on to supervised teaching with Catherine and David.

Supervised Teaching: Minimum of 10 sessions, either in person, video or Skype, in which the student teacher teaches an AT lesson for review and feedback from Catherine and David. Schedule TBD, Tuition on a per session basis.

Guidelines for certification process with Alexander Technique International can be found at

For more information, please email


"Marieke's work has changed the way I use my body and therefore my voice. Her approach is gentle but effective. She will change the way you think about and use your body and voice. She has helped save my teaching career and made my singing voice more resonant and effortless."


Brian H.