Judith trained as a classical musician and teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
She has a busy professional career as a double bass player. She was a member of the orchestra of the English National Opera and City of London Sinfonia and now freelances in London on modern and period instruments.
She qualified as an Alexander teacher twenty six years ago, having trained with Patrick MacDonald and Shoshana Kamanitz.
For the last twenty years, she has been one of the Alexander teachers at the RCM and also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music's Junior Department.
Judith is co-director of the London Centre for Alexander Technique, which trains new Alexander teachers.
She also has a private practice and has collaborated with Systemic psychotherapists on research, combining Alexander work with therapy.
She writes about the technique, particularly about teaching young people and has presented workshops to the general public and the Alexander world on her approach to the work.
She has worked for the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) on Council, coordinating the Arts and Education group.
With her husband, Peter Buckoke, she is co-author of The Alexander Technique for Musicians, published by Bloomsbury.
Judith is a qualified teacher of Tai-Chi and is very interested in combining movement with Alexander work.