Felix Lashmar

profession: double bass player Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
reason: Academy Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

I was lucky enough to have a course with Maaike during my time as an academist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. During this time we covered many aspects of the discipline, giving me plenty of ideas for how to feel more connected to myself and then my double bass. 

She brought a tremendous sense of joy and positive calm energy to the lessons, so I would always be, as she would say,‘thinking up’ on my bike on the way to her studio, and looking forward to my lesson.The course with Maaike was my second experience of one-to-one Alexander technique. But I was really happy to be able to refresh my knowledge after some years, with her help and rich perspective.