Lucy Le Marquand
Lucy was born in Jersey, Channel Islands and graduated from the University of Chichester in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance (violin and piano).
Lucy was first introduced to the Alexander Technique in her final year of university. Practising the violin for hours every day, Lucy had been unaware of the tension she was accumulating and how it was affecting her technique (vibrato in particular), sound, and confidence.
After working as a peripatetic violin teacher and freelance musician in Birmingham, it was in 2017 that Lucy decided to move to Galway and train as an Alexander Technique teacher with Richard Brennan.
As well as teaching the Alexander Technique, Lucy teaches the violin at Athenry Music School, Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe and Music Generation and has enjoyed introducing the Alexander Technique principles into her lessons. Lucy also runs
Alexander Technique workshops for young musicians, most recently at Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe and Jersey Academy of Music, and looks forward to welcoming private students.
‘Before I moved to Galway to start my Alexander Technique teacher training, I enrolled on a one week introduction course in Dublin. By the end of that week, I noticed huge changes in myself, especially on an emotional level. By becoming aware of my posture and learning how to release the muscle tension which had accumulated as a result of stress, I felt calmer and more comfortable in myself, both physically and emotionally. I would highly recommend the Alexander Technique, not only to musicians or those who are in pain, but to anyone who is suffering from anxiety or stress’