Here is what people are saying:
"With the best intentions, the job of acting can become a display of accumulated bad habits, trapped instincts and blocked energies. Working with Tom and the Alexander Technique to untangle the wires has given me sightings of another way. Mind and body, work and life together. Real imaginative freedom."
- Alan Rickman, Actor
"I've benefited enormously from working with Tom, an exceptionally gifted teacher. Tom's lessons have helped me to take what I learn into my dailylife...and onto the stage. Working with him has been inspirational."
- Lindsay Duncan, Actress
"With verbal imagery or guiding touch, students learn how to eliminate habits of bodily misuse - such as excessive neck tension or rounded shoulders - in simple activities such as sitting, standing, and walking....Tom had me recline upon a table, then guided me through subtle movements with verbal instructions and light touch. The table work was particularly powerful for pain relief and my posture felt naturally, centered after the session."
- Deborah Quilter, Author, The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book
"I've co-taught voice development classes with Tom for four years. His success in releasing physical blocks has enabled students to rid themselvesof constrictive, ingrained habits while, at the same time, engaging those muscles necessary to support the voice."
- Arthur Bartow, Artistic Director, Undergraduate Department of Drama
“Having suffered with emphysema for years, the work with Tom helped me breath better. I breathe easily, use less oxygen and--according to my doctor—dramatically improved my blood gas ratio.”
"As a registered nurse, I lift, push, pull, lean, bend, kneel and carry all day. I find my work puts significant demands on my body that result in chronic back pain as well as stress in my hands and feet. In the past, I’ve had massages every couple weeks, the effects of which last a couple days at most. Working with Tom is a very different experience – the result is not a temporary “quick fix” but the initiation of an ongoing process with more lasting effects. At first I found this unsettling, but the relief from pain won me over very quickly. Tom is a patient and dedicated instructor who is also very knowledgeable. He has helped me become aware of ways I misuse my body that create pain. My fatigue at the end of the day is diminished, and I feel stronger in my work. I highly recommend Tom and the Alexander Technique to anyone with a physically demanding job."
-Michele Senbertrand, RN, Geriatric Care Manager
"The Alexander Technique I learned with Tom drastically improved the quality of my life. It is not an exaggeration to say that I acquired skills with him that I think about every day and that I will always use. I went in with carpel tunnel symptoms and a litany of other physical ailments, all of which gradually went into remission over the course of my sessions, which I attribute to my improved ability to basically ease my body and release the stress I was unnecessarily holding within it. I recommend Tom to anyone looking for instruction in the Alexander Technique!"
- Matt Gallaway, writer/editor
"Tom Vasiliades is an excellent teacher of Alexander Method who understands not only the principles of the method, but has given much thought to how to teach it as a practical tool. He is non-judgmental and non-dogmatic; he truly tailors his approach based upon the student's needs and desires. I noticed an immediate difference in my "use of self," not only as a flutist, but throughout my life. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone interested in studying Alexander Method!"
-Don Hulbert, Freelance Flute Soloist
"Working with Tom is a great experience. He helps you gain an awareness of your bad physical habits and then change them. The work is challenging and extremely interesting. I would recommend it to anyone, whether world class athlete, Broadway actor, or couch potato."
- John Opdycke, Independent Political Fundraiser