Lynn MacDonald McLean qualified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique 1991.
She is a registered teacher with the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique www.stat.org.uk
Discovering the Alexander Technique while studying at Glasgow University in 1984, I was quickly drawn to finding out more about this fascinating way of working and fortunate to be able to work with several inspiring teachers in Glasgow before relocating to Devon to a three-year teacher training course in 1988.
After qualifying I reurned to Glasgow, developing a busy practice working with individuals, groups and organising seminars and training for a variety of organisations. I worked with Glasgow University’s Open Studies giving courses there for around 13 years continuing their long-standing introductory courses in the Technique.
In 1992 I was invited to work with students at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where I continue to work with young performers. Alexander work is so useful for those embarking on a performance career and it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to apply the principles of the Technique from an early stage.
Other organisations I’ve worked with include: University of Strathclyde, Stirling University, Scottish Enterprise, NHS, Scottish Enterprise, Passport Agency, Glasgow City Council, BBC.Specialist skills include martial arts, yoga, contact improvisation, vocal technique, choral work, singing, Gaelic and traditional song.
In 2006 I relocated to the beautiful island of Islay just off the west coast of Scotland and divide my working life between here and Glasgow. Along with Alexander teaching at the RCS I also work on the Transitions programme mentoring scheme for young people around Scotland looking to pursue further study in performance.
In Islay I work with the Gaelic community development organisation Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG), delivering the John Muir Award programme and am currently working on editing Islay’s new Gaelic Song Book.