Bristol Alexander School

Country
United Kingdom
Region
Bristol
Staff
Caroline Chalk (Head of Training), Belinda May, Jackie Evans and Phil Batty. In addition to the core staff we have visiting teachers from varied Alexander specialisms visit each term.
Teacher Training Address
The Southmead Community Centre, 248 Greystoke Avenue, Bristol, BS10 6BQ
Contact Details

Telephone: 07711 181 401

Email: cchalk19@gmail.com

Prerequisites

Ideally at least 30 private lessons, although attendance on Alexander courses would count also. A sense of curiosity and an interest in continued learning and self development.

We like prospective students to visit the school to meet the tutors and students; and get a ‘feel' for the school and how it runs. You will have a meeting with Caroline (HoT) to discuss the training in more detail.

Terms
3 terms a year, each of 11 weeks with one week half term.
Weekly Hours
15 hours total - Thursday evening 3 hours, Friday & Sat 6 hours with an hours break in the middle
Course Fees
£1650 per term
Year Founded
1988
Graduates
64
Curriculum

Curriculum:

Includes individual sessions, small mixed groups, year groups and whole group work.

Developing throughout the three years:

Understanding the theory and practice of FM Alexander's principles through studying his books and related literature. Learning anatomy & physiology through body mapping. Development of personal responsibility and choice, including the emotional aspects of change.

Understanding the use of your voice; movement classes; discussion groups and talks; video study; student presentations building up to introductory talks on the Alexander Technique.

Teaching skills:

learning how to use your hands in teaching. Observational and verbal skills development. Teaching skills, including how to set up a private practice.

In their third year, trainees progress to giving supervised lessons to members of the public in class time; they give talks and teach music students at Bristol University.

Home study and written work varies from one to four hours a week. There is an optional post graduate teaching term of one day a week.

Additional notes

From Sep 2020 we're offering modular training - giving flexibility in training options. During Covid 19 pandemic we’re delivering the training online 3 mornings a week for 3 hours. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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