The Brighton School for Alexander Technique

Country
United Kingdom
Region
East Sussex
Staff

Co-heads of Training: Chris Element (Patrick Macdonald 1989) Suzie Sanderson (Patrick Macdonald 1989)

Teacher Training Address
7 College Place, Brighton BN2 1HN
Prerequisites

Previous lessons, interview and some lessons with Head of Training. We welcome applications from students of all ages. We provide a classical training, whilst fully acknowledging, and working with the demands of modern life.

Terms
Three terms per year
Weekly Hours
9.00 to 13.00 Tuesday to Friday
Course Fees
£4500 per year
Year Founded
2005
Graduates
17
Current Trainees
14
Curriculum

Lots of individual attention and work in small groups in a supportive and friendly atmosphere is designed to lead students to becoming confident practitioners and teachers. There is a regular daily timetable that includes two one-to-one mini- lessons with a senior teacher. Our course follows STAT guidelines so 80% is practical. The theoretical component of the course will be interwoven with the daily practical work.

The course includes specific modules in the following areas:

    FM Alexander's writings and other relevant texts
    Functional anatomy
    Video to teach observational skills
    How to set up a teaching practice and how to present Alexander to the public
    How to teach actors and musicians
    Voicework for singers and other professions
    How to run introductory groups for business and other clients

Hands-on sensitivity and skills are developed throughout the course through games, small groups, and one-to-one teaching.

Students have the opportunity to work with different teachers and visitors to the class.
In the third year students will do supervised work with members of the public.

We aim to teach students inner stillness both for their own benefit and as the foundation for a lifetime of teaching.

We are sympathetic to the needs of family and work and reflect this in our in-house philosophy, course structure and timetable.

Additional notes

Career development loans available. Registered PCDL learning provider. The Brighton School is three hundred meters from Brighton Beach, ten minutes walk from the centre of Brighton with good bus services and 55 minutes to London by train.

UK/World?
UK

As a sufferer of ankylosing spondilitis: a chronic rheumatic condition, the Alexander Technique helped me discover relationships between physical and psychological ways of “letting go” in order to control pain. In particular, exposure to the Technique has enabled me to break self-perpetuating circuits of pain associated with inflammatory conditions by focusing on inhibiting learned muscle tensing habits which feed on pain and each other.

E Samuel, Diplomat

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