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This is Part 2 of a 2-part series with Saxophonist, Certified Alexander Teacher, and Wellness Coach, Bill Plake.

You can catch up on Part 1 HERE.

Bill Plake works as an Alexander Technique teacher, performance coach, and professional musician.

He is an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, maintaining a busy private practice working with musicians of many styles and genres, including members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the LA Opera Orchestra and some of the finest sessions musicians in Los Angeles.

Bill is also an NCCA Certified Health Coach and is certified as a functional fineness specialist, and as a corrective exercise specialist. Helping musicians of all ability levels function better, feel better and perform better is his passion.


Here’s the Video:


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Bill Plake Podcast Part 1:


This podcast is sponsored by Rovner Products


We are so grateful to our Patrons, who support the show and help keep the podcast going.

In this Part 2 episode with Bill, Patrons get access to this Bonus Material

  • how arthritis affects functionality – how we can function with it
  • the anatomy of our thumbs and how we get tendonopathy in the thumbs
  • how we should hold our thumbs
  • the purpose of the right thumb hook
  • all the things saxophonists do that make it harder to play

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