Writing & Talks
Jane has written articles published in Classical Music Magazine and The Gramophone, and has given interviews on BBC Radio 3, World Service and Radio 4 on a variety of music-related topics. As an engaging public speaker, Jane chairs ‘ Artists in Conversation’ at Hastings Early Music Festival, interviewing guest musicians on stage about their performances and musical lives.
In the corporate world, Jane has been guest speaker for 6 Heads, a sustainability think-tank, discussing parallels between communication styles in orchestras and the business world. Jane advocates for a more sustainable and eco-friendly music profession, particularly with regards to travel and reducing flights during tours.
Holistic Approach to Music
Jane’s article ‘Fine-tuning your musical body’ (Classical Music Magazine) introduces some of the artistic benefits of cultivating optimal performance health. She is passionate about exploring musical freedom in performance through a holistic approach.
Jane has given workshops on performance psychology and health, drawing on her experience with Alexander Technique for musicians. Jane has a private teaching practice in her studio, currently online.
The UK has a thriving period instrument scene and is one of the leading centres for historically informed performance. Period instrument orchestras, which at first specialised in performing only Baroque and Classical music, are now broadening their repertoire,...
Fine-tuning your musical body: A violinist's impression of the Alexander Technique and the artistic benefits of optimal playing health. When I tell my musician colleagues I'm studying the Alexander Technique, one of the first reactions I tend to get is “I must sit up...