Initially embarking on a career in clerical roles, he demonstrated proficiency and financial success. Despite his early interests in horse racing and amateur dramatics, the latter gradually took precedence, leading him to pursue a career as a dramatic reciter. Unfortunately, this shift in focus resulted in persistent vocal problems.
Frustrated by the lack of lasting solutions provided by doctors, Alexander took it upon himself to find a remedy. Employing his characteristic determination, he set up an arrangement of mirrors to observe his movement habits from different angles. This self-analysis revealed that, during recitations, he habitually pulled back his head and neck, adversely affecting his voice. Over more than a decade, continuous self-observation and analysis led to the development of the Alexander Technique.
Alexander introduced the Technique in Melbourne, followed by Sydney, London in 1904, New York in 1914, and a return to London. Initially reluctant to teach his method, he eventually established the first teacher training course in London in 1931.
He passed away in London in 1955, just shy of his 87th birthday, leaving behind a legacy that endures through the Alexander Technique.