Manchester Alexander Technique Training School

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Country: 
United Kingdom
Region: 
Manchester
Staff: 

Head of Training: Malcolm Williamson (Carrington 1984)
Named assistant: Nigel Evans

Teacher Training Address: 
Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD
Contact Details: 

Correspondence: Malcolm Williamson (MATTS)
Flat 25, Thorne House, 279 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6DW
Telephone and Fax: +44 (0) 161 224 1112
Email: williamm@rncm.ac.uk

Prerequisites: 

Sound foundation in the Technique based on individual lessons. Completed application form, interview and lesson(s) with Head of Training. A keen interest in music or other performing arts is desirable, though not essential when all other considerations indicate suitability.

Weekly Hours: 
Monday to Thursday 08.45 to 12.45
Course Fees: 
£4380 per year
Year Founded: 
2001
Graduates: 
23
Current Trainees: 
4
Curriculum: 

The key aims are to facilitate the trainee's own process of learning enquiry, to develop trainees' understanding of the core values and methods of Alexander's work, enabling them to teach the Alexander Technique in an effective, open-minded, ethical and self-directed manner.

Daily class comprises mainly practical study of the Technique and its principles with directed activities and instruction in small groups to develop teaching skills. Alexander's four books form the core study material together with other writing on the Technique and related subjects which include relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology, educational psychology, sports and performing arts pedagogy, science-based studies in human potential etc. Trainees will be required to complete course work and assignments. Visits to the course by prior arrangement are welcome.

The School's association with the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) means that the needs of professional musicians will be an important consideration for teaching practice in a trainee's final year.

Additional notes: 

Modern, shared self-contained apartments in the RNCM students' hall of residence are available to trainees.

UK/World?: 
UK

I received my first Alexander lesson about 13 years ago when I hurt my back. After that first lesson I felt 95% better. I felt WHOLE. And I continue to receive lessons twice a month.

Carol Meade, Wallingford CT USA
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