About Matt Urbanek

I began my Alexander Technique journey in fall 2014 at the beginning of my 4th year as an undergraduate Music Education and Trumpet Performance major at The Ohio State University, following a three month season of summer drum corps that wreaked havoc on my body. I learned in this semester-long course how the manner in which my head balances on top of my spine affects not only the pain I felt in my neck and lower back, but in many other aspects of my overall being as well. My trumpet playing improved, my pain decreased, and my quality of life improved dramatically.


After several years removed from the Alexander Technique, my pain returned and I hit a "wall" in my progress as a trumpet player. I returned to the work in another Alexander Technique course during the final semester of my Masters' Degree in Trumpet Performance at Indiana University in Spring 2018, where I became more deeply aware of the degree to which my own postural and movement habits held me back. Upon completing my formal education and spending two years teaching trumpet lessons full-time in Texas after that, I then fully realized the influence that this work has had on both my trumpet playing and teaching, and knew that it was my calling to move to Austin, TX, join a training course and learn how to teach FM Alexander's work to others.


3 years and 1600 hours of training later I am now a fully certified Alexander Technique teacher! I will be traveling to the Dallas-Fort Worth area weekly throughout the Winter/Spring of 2024 before moving to the area by the end of May.

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