MaryJean Allen, soprano, has taught private voice lessons for 30 years. She is also a licensed Body Mapping teacher and certified Alexander Technique teacher. Body Mapping teaches students - with visual aids and simple physical movements - to improve their singing and playing by optimizing movement, breath support, and coordination. Alexander Technique teaches everyone how to become aware of and how to eliminate habits that interfere with fluid, free movement. Alexander Technique students learn how to pause and choose a better way of moving, thereby improving alignment, tone quality, breathing, and expressiveness.MaryJean is co-author of What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body (Plural Publishing, 3rd edition, 2016). MaryJean regularly presents her unique Body Mapping and Alexander Technique workshops throughout the USA. Many of her voice students sing professionally either in classical, music theatre, or commercial music venues, while others teach voice or choral music. MaryJean holds a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and minor in piano performance from Oklahoma City University.
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Alexander Technique International