Teaching by Hand/Learning by Heart by Bruce Fertman – Now A Kindle Book – $9.00
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What People Are Saying About Bruce’s Book
This is a book that we have needed for a long time — the only AT book I’ve come across that fully expresses the potential for human richness, depth, and contact that can be found in what we do.
Marcus Sly – Alexander Teacher – West Sussex, UK
“Masterful. This brilliantly insightful collection of essays is a graceful and generous narration of Fertman’s own experience in learning and teaching the Alexander Technique. Fertman has a real gift for highlighting the delicate nuances and uplifting depths within the practice of Alexander’s work. The volume is eminently engaging and the author’s quite remarkable perspicuity and empathy with his students shine throughout. Very highly recommended – it’s a true treasure trove.”
Amazon Customer Review
Bruce’s writing is full of emotion – love, peace, joy, sadness, curiosity, but quite remarkably, he manages to express this emotion deeply, beautifully and without sentimentality. He sees past the mundane collection of heads, necks and bodies that the technique starts with; past the next layer of how the student makes life choices; and right into the intrinsic emotional core of who the student is. His stories and images draw us into his classes, and then almost without realizing it, we are learning alongside his students. A book to savour and delight in.
Karen Evans – Alexander Teacher – Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK
At long last in the Alexander community I can attest that we have a book about what it means to teach, and beyond this, about what it means to have the teacher learn while teaching, and how this willingness to learn while teaching enriches the process of learning for the student, because the emphasis is on mutual discovery, and not on what could or should be.
Tommy Thompson – Alexander Teacher – Boston, Massachusetts
This book is full of people, full of life. Bruce’s teaching has become an expression of who he is.
Jacek Kaleta – Alexander Teacher – Tychy, Poland
I love Bruce’s book – every page is a lesson. I love how it’s a conversation, making it so alive and personal to each reader. It’s the first book I’ve ever wanted not only to suggest to, but even work through with a student.
Annie Davenport Turner – Alexander Teacher – Mere, Wiltshire, UK