The Manchester Alexander Technique Training School (MATTS) offers a thorough three-year teacher training course following the principles outlined in Alexander's books and leading to Certification by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) and also by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council's UK Register of practitioners.
Links with the Royal Northern College of Music give trainees many benefits, including excellent opportunities for supervised teaching practice and research. Visitors are welcome any time by prior arrangement with the Head of Training.
Newly qualified teachers are eligible to become members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) the original and largest representative and regulatory professional body for Alexander teachers. The STAT Certificate is also recognised by the 16 affiliated national societies (visit STAT).
The Manchester Alexander Technique Training School is now closed (26 October 2017) until further notice. This website continues to provide information and source material and a List of MATTS-qualified teachers. Workshops and post-graduate courses will be offered from time to time. Watch for announcements.
From January 2018, Peter Bloch will be organising a continuing Thursday morning class (09.00-13.00) in Wilmslow, along similar lines to MATTS. Classes will include support for all teachers and, most especially, for recently-qualified teachers for whom the classes count towards CPD hours.
In addition, classes will offer experience and preparation to anyone considering training as a teacher in the future, as well as an opportunity for advanced study for enthusiastic private pupils. Peter and Nigel Evans (MATTS’ Main Assistant teacher) plan to be there most weeks. You can find details on Peter’s website here Reply to Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of MATTS teachers can be found on the Lessons Page
Link to promotional video A New Life by Philip Pawley, Alexander Teacher late of Liverpool. Includes sequence on teacher training filmed at MATTS (St Anselm’s Hall, University of Manchester), 25th April 2005.
A New Life - MATTS