Helene set up her Bentleigh East practice in March 2020, where she offers private Alexander lessons. She also runs group workshops in the Alexander Technique in other locations around Melbourne. 

Why the Alexander Technique?

After a course of lessons, she found that she could return to the piano and play with greater ease and less of the discomfort that had hindered her in the past. Another surprising outcome was that the problems Helene had had with her knees also improved, and she was able to climb up and down stairs again with increasing ease.

With her mother an opera singer, her childhood home was always filled with music. As a gifted young musician herself, Helene studied with world-famous concert pianist, Jascha Spivakovsky and repeatedly won awards at Eisteddfod competitions.

After finishing high school, she studied languages and mathematics at La Trobe University, and went on to work in a variety of positions.

While raising her family, she worked in I.T. recruitment in Melbourne and then in the United States. Following her lifelong love of sewing, she built a successful retail shop, Stitch 56, where she sold fine dressmaking fabrics and high-end sewing tools.

Alongside her varied work life, Helene spent over 20 years leading the transformational programs of Landmark Worldwide, a global company that delivers transformational education for individuals, community and government bodies, and corporations.

Throughout her life, Helene kept up with her music, and finally, with her children all grown, she decided to audition for entry into a Bachelor of Music Degree. Unfortunately, she never made it to the audition because the debilitating pain in her hands and arms had returned with a vengeance.

Her doctor suggested that her symptoms were likely caused by repetitive strain injury, and offered a cortisone shot to treat it. However, Helene wanted to find a more natural remedy, and on an internet search, she discovered an article about how the Alexander Technique was helping musicians all around the world with their pain.

She found a local teacher and gave it a go. After a series of lessons, she regained her ability to play the way she had been taught years ago, with Spivakovsky – without pain!

She was delighted by her results, and, inspired by what the technique had to offer, she spent the next four years in training so she could teach it to others.

Areas of Interest

While Helene works with people of all ages and circumstances who are dealing with a wide range of interests, concerns, and conditions, she is particularly keen to work with musicians, especially on piano, as well as individuals experiencing the following:

  • Postural and musculoskeletal issues
  • Occupational overuse injuries (RSI)
  • Recurring or chronic neck and back pain
  • Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS)

Helene works with children, teens, and adults from a range of occupations and backgrounds, with varied interests, and different health and wellbeing conditions. Due to her own personal experiences, she has a keen interest in working with musicians, especially on piano, as well as people with:

  • Postural and musculoskeletal issues
  • Occupational overuse injuries (RSI)
  • Recurring or chronic neck and back pain
  • Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS)



Advanced Diploma of Alexander Technique Teaching, The School for F.M. Alexander Studies with Head of Training, David Moore, and Assistant Director, Jenny Thirtle (2016-2020)

Training with international master Alexander teachers:

  • Penelope Easten on Training to Teach Online and the Advanced Online Teacher Training (2020-2021)
  • Pamela Blanc on The Art of Breathing (2021)
  • Jeando Masoero on Conscious Guidance with Detailed Personal Movements Instructions (2021, 2023)

Qualifications & Continuing Professional Development:

  • EDS ECHO Caring for people with HSD, EDS, and associated symptoms and conditions (2023)
  • Understanding Multiple Sclerosis, Univ. of Tasmania (2022)
  • Landmark Curriculum For Living (1988-1992)
  • Landmark Seminar Leaders Program (1997-2011)
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (2003)
  • Working With Children license (current)

Professional Associations

  • The Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AUSTAT)
  • Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, U.K. (STAT)
  • The Ehlers-Danlos Society
  • Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH)


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