She completed her 1600-hour full time training over three years at Alexander Technique Urbana where she studied with master teachers, Rose Bronec and Rick Carbaugh. During her training she taught the Alexander Technique through the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She also served as faculty member at the Barcelona Festival of Song where she taught the Alexander Technique to singers and pianists. She is a frequent guest lecturer at various schools of music and dance including University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Azusa Pacific University, Vanguard University, Cal State Fullerton, Orange County High School of the Arts, and Maple Conservatory of Dance.
In 2014 she will also be traveling to Japan to give a series of lectures on musicians and the Alexander Technique at the Shonan Conservatory of Music in Fujisawa, Japan. She also holds leadership positions in the American Society for the Alexander Technique and is in good standing with fulfillment of continuing education requirements.
Ms. De Silva holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in Vocal Performance from Illinois State University and continues to work internationally as a recitalist.
Most recently, she celebrated her debut CD album in Japan in 2013.
More information on the instructor and Alexander Technique could be found at www.marisadesilva.com