Ron Murdoch (1941–2018), Canadian classical singer and teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Ron Murdoch grew up in Nova Scotia. He studied music at Mount Allison University and through a grant went on to study singing in Montreal. He came to Europe at the age of 27 to study with Frederick Husler in Switzerland. (He later inherited the unpublished writings, recordings and drawings of Frederick Husler and Yvonne Rodd-Marling.) He moved to England which for many years would be his base for travelling and touring internationally as a soloist.
He started having lessons with Betty Langford and went on to train as a teacher of the Technique with the Carringtons at the Constructive Teaching Centre, qualifying in December 1979.
He was influenced by Chris Stevens’ support system approach to the teaching of the Technique. He assisted Nadia Kevan in her teacher training course in Cologne, Germany, and later they ran a teachers training course together in Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.
His book, Born to Sing, on singing and the Alexander Technique (informed by support system approach) was published in 2015.
‘A radiant awareness’ by Nadia Kevan.
‘Ron Murdoch’ in the Chronicle Herald.
Ron Murdoch *9 February 1941 – †12 November 2018.