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873 Sandy Bay Rd
Sandy Bay, Tasmania

T: 0428 377 060
T: 03 6225 0197

Penny will be on tour with Hugh Jackman from July 29th to September 9th.

Melbourne Workshops and Private Lessons

Private Alexander lessons in Fitzroy on September 19th, 23rd, 24th and 27th September.
Public Alexander Technique Workshops at Brave Studios in Footscray.
Friday 20th September 10.00am to 4.00pm Advanced Alexander Workshop, you must have had some Alexander Technique experience.
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd Weekend Alexander Technique Workshop 10.00am to 4.00pm
For more information and to book for the Brave workshops click  here
To book for private lessons in Hobart or Melbourne or for the Hobart  workshops at Cooper Screen Academy please email me on

September 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th – private Alexander lessons or water sessions
From October 12th I will be back and available for private Alexander lessons or water sessions.
Public Alexander Technique Workshops at Cooper Screen Academy:

·         Thursday nights for 6 weeks from October 17th to November 21st, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. $180 or $150 for CSA students.

·         Saturdays  – 19th October and Saturday 26th October from 10.00am to 5.00pm. $180 or $150 for CSA students.


6 week Workshop at Cooper Screen Academy.

Starting May 30th, Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Cost $180 or $150 for CSA students. To book please email me on and I will send you my bank details.

Pricing of private lessons

Alexander Technique lesson: single 

45 minutes | $80/$60 concession

Alexander Technique lesson: shared (2 people)

60 minutes | $100/$80 concession

Water Session

45 minutes | $90/$70 concession (allow an hour)

Workshop or Rehearsal

Prices vary. Get in touch to talk about what you need.


“Penny works with wit incorporated in the lead-up to every one of our shows. Her understanding of animal work as a means to access a character’s core and further understand their relationship with those around them is amazing. She helps us to develop a deeper understanding of our place within the ensemble and a more connected existence as characters. It adds a complexity and sense of reality that we might not otherwise find.”

— Jennifer Piper, wit incorporated

“Penny McDonald introduced me to the Alexander Technique as a student at the Australian National Academy of Music. I have continued to take lessons amidst a busy performance schedule, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and have found her teaching to be an incredibly valuable resource. The technique has helped me to understand the way I use my body in playing my instrument. This understanding has led to a relaxed and energetic way of playing which aids gradual improvements and helps to avoid repetitive or straining injuries, which are common in classical musicians. Most importantly this all leads to a more enjoyable and rewarding performance experience. I could not recommend Penny more to someone who is looking to explore the Alexander Technique.”

— Jack Schiller Principal Bassoon Melbourne Symphony Orchestra