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Robyn Dixon Costa

Instructor, Alexander Technique and Digital Learning
Headshot of Robyn Costa, Instructor of Alexander Technique

Robyn Dixon Costa is the Alexander Technique teacher for the Penn State School of Music. She teaches the course, Alexander Technique for Musicians and offers studio classes, workshops and private lessons on playing freely and without pain, as well as easing performance anxiety.

In addition, Dr. Costa teaches Introduction to Film Music and Under the Hood; How to Listen to Classical Music, through Penn State Digital Learning.

Dr. Costa is the principal English hornist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and is an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She is also the principal oboist of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Penn’s Woods Music Festival Orchestra.

  • Education
    • BM from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
    • M.MUS from Temple University
    • DMA from Ohio State University
  • Courses Taught
    • Classical Music Project, Teaching Artist Initiative
  • Expertise
    • Classical Music Project, Teaching Artist Initiative
    • Certified teacher of the Alexander Technique
    • Teaching member of Alexander Technique International