Private Lessons with Tommy Thompson

Private lessons with Tommy Thompson are available at the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge.

About Tommy

Tommy  has taught the Alexander Technique for 41 years, working with professional and Olympic athletes, dressage riders, scientists, physicians, corporate executives, professors, high school teachers, university presidents, health care professionals, body workers, musicians, dancers, actors, children, infants, the disabled, and people in nearly every walk of life. Known for his deep compassion and profound insights, Tommy is a sought-after teacher both privately and in workshops around the world.  Read more about Tommy.

What To Expect in an Alexander Lesson

Tommy working with a studentDuring an Alexander lesson, the teacher uses light intentional touch and verbal cues to gently guide the client into a deeper awareness of their habitual patterns of use. The client might lie on a massage table, sit, stand, move about or engage in a specific or common everyday activity, such as sitting at a computer, playing an instrument or thinking through a life issue. Tommy’s focus is on working with the potential inherent in every individual, rather than on correcting or focusing on use in a negative sense.

Clients generally report that they leave a lesson feeling more integrated, lighter in their being, more emotionally calm, experiencing more fluidity in  movement, and reporting a substantial reduction in pain– or more often than not a complete elimination of their pain. Clients working on improving their performance in music, theater, dance or sport often find that they are connecting at a deeper level with their endeavor and their audience, finding richer meaning.  In one study conducted with brain surgeons they reported greater dexterity in their operations after having Alexander lessons. Problems with technique often resolve – as the student lessens his or her commitment to habitual use, a more appropriate use can emerge, improving technique .


Fees for private sessions with Tommy are

  • $165  for forty-five minutes (most common)
  • $190 for one hour
  • $110 for a half hour

Tommy also has a sliding fee scale for circumstances in which the client truly cannot afford the fee. For example, the elderly on a fixed income, a full time student, disability, loss of job and the like.

To Schedule a Lesson

Contact Tommy by phone (617-497-2242) or email ( to schedule a lesson.