John Best in conversation with Ruth Patterson
John Best (9 mins) John remembers his time in the 1930s and 1940s at the Alexander little school at Penhill and later at Stowe in Massachusetts.
image of FM Alexander teaching at the little school
This is one of three interviews about the Alexander Technique made by Ruth Patterson in 1987. Ruth was a radio producer and recorded them at the instigation of her mother Amy Patterson, an Alexander teacher who had a wide-ranging library on the Technique. The recordings were overlooked for many years and only came to light on Amy’s death in 2016. Ruth Patterson has now donated them to the Trust so they can reach a wider audience. With thanks to Ruth for her work and generosity, and the late David Reed for editing the recordings. All recordings © FM Alexander Trust 2019
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