Elizabeth Langford

Founder of the Teacher Training Course at the Alexander Technique Centre


Elizabeth Langford studied at the Constructive Teaching Centre, London, where the Director, Walter Carrington (placed in charge of teacher training by F. M. Alexander himself) encouraged her to become, in 1975, the first of her generation authorized by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique to run a teacher training course. Originally a professional violinist, she was a pioneer of the now generally accepted use of the Alexander Technique in music education. She is a former chair of STAT and introduced the Alexander Technique to Belgium, where she has lived since 1987. She died in Leuven on 11 August 2009. 
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Elizabeth Langford is the author of three books Mind and Muscle (1999, 2008 (2nd ed.)), (translated in Dutch as Denken en Bewegen (2001, 2005 (2nd ed.)) and in French as La Pensée et le Muscle (2002), of Only Connect (2004) and Mind and Muscle and Music (2008). She has written articles for Medical World, Music Journal, The Musician, Recit, Questions de Logopédie, The Journal of the British Performing Arts Medicine Trust, etc.

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