Professional standards

STAT teachers are registered to teach the Alexander Technique after completing an approved three-year training course or having been assessed to have reached a comparable standard.  They  entitled to put MSTAT after their names.

See our pages on Teacher Training for more information about our training standards.

In addition STAT encourages all teachers to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and runs programmes of CPD events.

Code of Conduct

Trust between Teachers and Pupils/Students is at the heart of the learning process and requires teachers belonging to the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique to adhere to high professional standards.

The standards are laid out in our Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence.  Key extracts are reproduced here.  You can also download the full Code from our resource library.

Insurance

All STAT teachers are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance which is an integral part of the STAT membership package.

Complaints

STAT takes very seriously complaints about any of our teaching members. Details of our complaints, investigations and disciplinary procedures can also be found in the Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence.

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.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow

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