Working with Me

  • Alexander Technique with Michael Frederick ~ Alexander Teachnique Master Teacher

Residential Retreats

This year marks our 42 years of Alexander Technique Residential Retreats! These retreats offer a practical, in-depth approach to work with a variety of highly skilled Alexander Technique teachers in a community setting for 5 full days. The study includes several private lessons with Master Teachers, a small daily Homeroom Group in which you work closely with one teacher for the whole week, and a variety of afternoon and evening classes and activities from which to choose. Optional classes will be offered in related studies such as: Yoga, Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique in Daily Activities, Sports Skills, Relaxation, Authentic Movement, Voice, and Performance Skills.

Malibu, California

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Malibu Residential Retreat

Ojai, California

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Ojai Womens Retreat

Tuscany, Italy

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Tuscany Residential Retreat

Simply the best Alexander Technique courses anywhere . . . well worth attending.
Nick Erickson, Professor of Theater

Individual Lessons

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Santa Monica, Ojai, & Santa Barbara, California


Michael specializes in individually coaching actors, singers, dancers, and musicians in learning how to be free from stage fright and especially to learn how to “not act.” This work is also especially good in teaching Presentational Skills within the Corporate World. Business Executives in upper-level management may be greatly skilled in their particular field of work, but fail miserably when it comes to communicating these skills in a large group setting.

Bring your level of presentation up to your level of expertise.

Small Groups

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Santa Monica, California


Weekly Alexander Technique Classes offer an exceptional opportunity to study personally with Michael in a group setting both done in person and on Zoom. Working in a group allows each student to learn from one another, no matter what his/her level of experience in the Alexander Technique may be. We are all ‘in the same boat’ as it were, and can benefit greatly when we understand that our “problems” are universal and shared by others.

The art of non-doing applied to performance is essential for success.

Acting Classes

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Los Angeles, California


Since 1984, Michael has been on the teaching staff of the prestigious, Meisner-based Joanne Baron/D.W. Baron Studio. Having trained as an actor himself, Michael has a unique understanding of the fears and concerns of performers (actors, singers, dancers, & musicians), and he is especially adept at creating a learning experience that is stress-free and fun. Most importantly, Michael teaches you how to bring this freedom from fear & stress into your everyday life. Classes are in-person and online with Zoom.

If your life is out of balance, your performance will be out of balance.


Notable Past & Current Students:

  • Sir Ian McKellen
  • John Cleese
  • Jamie Kennedy
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Hal Holbrook
  • Martha Coolidge
  • Jennifer Jason Lee
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Samantha Mathis
  • Jo Beth Williams
  • Malcom McDowell
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Laura Huxley
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Olivia D’abio
  • Gary Busey
  • Michael Bolton
  • Seal
  • Brian Bedford
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