EE Estonia Tallinn Alexander Technique Institute of Estonia

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Country: 
Estonia
Region: 
Tallinn
Staff: 

Head of Training: Maret Mursa Tormis (Richard (Dick) Gilbert, 1999) MSTAT
Assistant teacher: Soile Lahdenperä (Finland) MSTAT
Moderator: Dorothea Magonet (London) MSTAT

Teacher Training Address: 
Toompuiestee 9-8, 10142 Tallinn
Contact Details: 

Telephone: +372 5228515, +372 644 3750
Email: alexanderi.tehnika.instituut@gmail.com

Prerequisites: 

15-30 private lessons or one 3-day course (17 hours); interview with Head of Training.

Terms: 
3 terms per year
Weekly Hours: 
09:00 to 13:00 Monday to Friday
Course Fees: 
2,000 EUR per term
Year Founded: 
2016
Graduates: 
0
Current Trainees: 
5
Curriculum: 

Course content follows STAT guidelines. About 80 per cent of the teaching time is devoted to practical work.

The first year focuses mainly on learning to obtain main means/methods of practical and theoretical understanding of the fundamental elements of the technique: inhibition, directions and primary control. This gives the opportunity to restore posture mechanism and master an adequate posture of proprioception, which is the main prerequisite for acquiring the manual skills.

On the second and the third year the main focus will be on developing the refined manual skills and on learning how to give feedback to your students/clients. Students will have the opportunity to come and observe and help me with different workshops and at different universities. Working with actors, musicians and dancers.

Theoretical work includes daily reading of classics of AT literature. Every effort is made to include relevant topics requested by trainees. Each student receives intensive/personal daily attention and is gradually guided to develop hands-on work and other teaching skills.

Additional notes: 

New trainees may enrol at the beginning of any term.

UK/World?: 
World

It is a challenge to try to summarize the experience [of the Alexander Technique], as I find it (and it finds me) being the constant change, not there to be grasped. The most measureable is the sharpening of all the senses. My violinist ears react to the most subtle nuances in the sound and the experience is that of all the senses 'working' on the sound (and the means that are producing it), when I play. This has made possible the greater awareness in the moment present. [A musician] is only able to do something about the sound (the moment) that is being produced, nothing past nor nothing to come. With all that, of course, comes freedom. The breathing, the freedom of movement, the freshness, the spontaneity, the creativity, the joy of it all. Through the Alexander training I am becoming more whole: as a person, as an artist.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow
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