Manchester Alexander Technique Training School (MATTS) Pending full approval

United Kingdom

Head of Training: Peter Bloch (Carrington, 1987), Director Emeritus: Malcolm Williamson (Carrington, 1984)

Assistant Head of Training: Jane Osgood (Burton, 1994), Co-Assistant Head of Training: Liz Hulse (Williamson, 2004). Other regular teachers include: Gillian Thorndyke, Pauline Lang, Jane Evans, Gillian Pierce, Sue Fleming, David Hudson, Jenny Fox Eades, Annalisa Faenza, Sue Fergusson, Karen McCarthy, Charlotte Woods, Rhiannon Jones, Su Harrison - and many more.

STAT Moderator: Dorothea Magonet (Magidov, 1983).

Teacher Training Address
4 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5HX
Contact Details

Course website:  The school is due to re-open in January 2020 after a two year break. The website at will be updated soon. Until then, for up to date information please visit

Email:  Telephone: 01625-548233


A foundation of individual lessons in the Alexander Technique and a commitment to ongoing personal development through the application of the principles of the Technique.

Following a visit to the school, course admission is through interview with the Head and Assistant Head of Training and the Director Emeritus. These requirements may be waived for regular visitors who we have come to know well.

People of all backgrounds and ages (usually 21 years+) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Once accepted, students can enrol at any time of year. We also offer intensive foundation courses that may, in certain circumstances, count towards the professional training.

Three 11-week terms per year (each with a half term week) for 3 years
Weekly Hours
16 hours, Monday – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm (TBC)
Course Fees
£5,600 per year (TBC)
Year Founded
Current Trainees

On re-opening in 2020, MATTS will continue in its long-established tradition of providing a first class traditional training as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Please visit our website for details of the curriculum.

We expect to re-open in January 2020 with at least 8 trainees.

Additional notes

MATTS is situated in Wilmslow, a small, pleasant town set in Cheshire countryside eleven miles south of Manchester city centre and five miles from Manchester Airport. The school is in a large Victorian house, a five minute walk from the town centre and a ten minute walk from a major mainline railway station offering direct trains throughout the UK, including at least four trains an hour to Manchester and an hourly high speed train to London.