Jaige studied in Montréal, Québec and Portland, Oregon to complete an accredited 1600 hour Alexander Technique teacher training course and is currently a teaching member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique. She discovered the Alexander Technique in 2007 by way of dealing with chronic pain associated with playing the violin; with her first Alexander lesson she experienced pain relief and the life-changing power of the work that would lead her to train as a teacher.
Jaige has maintained an extensive touring schedule for
many years, travelling internationally as a professional folk musician. She has also nurtured a deep interest in natural pregnancy and childbirth for the past two decades, and spent a year attending births alongside a midwife. She brings the Alexander Technique to both of these longtime passions, with ongoing efforts toward making the technique accessible to folk musicians and expecting mothers alike. She largely credits her practice of the Alexander Technique for aiding her growth as a musician and a performer, as well as for maintaining her own trouble-free pregnancy.
Currently she and her husband perform with a small acoustic group, Maivish, arranging, composing and performing music in traditional Anglo, Franco and Celtic folk idioms. Jaige teaches Alexander Technique workshops and private lessons on her travels, which can be scheduled on request. She also teaches in and around Stanstead, Québec, on both sides of the border.
Photo credit: Julia Chambers