"The Alexander Technique teaches you how to bring more practical intelligence into whatever you are already doing." (Jones 1976) It is a tried and tested method for improving performance in all activities and is a self-help method for resolving a wide range of functional, ‘use-related’ health problems. The Alexander Technique is best learned through taking an introductory course of 20-30 individual lessons, although a few can make a difference. Lessons usually last 30-40 minutes and fees generally range from £30-£50.
The following STAT-registered teachers in the Greater Manchester/Cheshire area are closely associated with MATTS and may be contacted for information on the Alexander Technique or to arrange individual Alexander lessons:
Those marked * also run introductory group classes.
Alice Burke I originally came to Alexander Technique through music after developing RSI from studying jazz flute at music college. I was surprised to find that the Technique not only helped me to cope with the RSI and finding a new approach to music but also helped me in many other aspects of my life. I trained at MATTS and am now teaching Alexander Technique and music in Liverpool. The Calm Room, The Old Police Station, 80 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UU Mob: 07745 800 933 email: email@example.com web: www.alicealexandertechnique.co.uk
Kathy Charlton I first discovered the Alexander Technique in the 1990s, having suffered 10 years of chronic back pain. I tried many forms of treatment without success, but the Technique was a revelation. It allowed me to move again with freedom and without pain. I was so impressed with the Technique that I left my career in education and moved from Nottingham to undertake the training course in Manchester. During my training I discovered all the other wonderful benefits of the Technique. It is stimulating and life-changing. 170, Bannerdale Road, Sheffield S7 2DT Tel: 0114 2583558 Mob: 07837 131866 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olwen Edwards* Olwen is particularly interested in helping her pupils to find one thing in each lesson that they can utilise to help themselves. Olwen gives talks on the Technique (usually free of charge) with audience participation to make it more relevant and fun! She offers one-off, 2-hour ‘taster’ sessions, small group introductions and one-to-one lessons from her studio in Halifax town centre. email: email@example.com web: www.onesmallkey.com
Nigel Evans Nigel first came to the Alexander Technique as a musician while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. Following a long period working as a professional violinist, and inspired by Alexander lessons with Peter Bloch, he later trained with Maggie Rakusen at NETCAT in Leeds, qualifying in 1999. He teaches at the RNCM, Junior RNCM, and at the Department of Music and Drama, University of Manchester (Martin Harris Centre). He also teaches privately in Chorlton, Manchester. Tel: 0161 900 6803 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Fleming* Sue is a graduate of MATTS, living and teaching in Chorlton. As well as teaching one-to-one, Sue runs workshops and courses in South Manchester. She is a keen allotment gardener, cyclist, walker and singer, and enjoys exploring the Alexander Technique with these activities. For more information visit her website. Tel: 0161 861 8848 email: email@example.com web: www.alexanderteaching.co.uk
June Gill Teaches in Sherborne, Dorset. 5 Sunnyside Terrace, North Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3JT. Tel. 01935 816840 Mob: 0774 7663 293 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerard Healey Tel: 0788 161 0260
Margaret Heaton* 27, The Grove, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3WD Tel: 0161 973 0871 email: email@example.com
Julia Roberts Married and mother of two teenage boys. Qualified from MATTS in March 2010 and is currently teaching in Edinburgh. An experienced post-doctoral research scientist and science teacher who has a keen interest in how the use of ourselves can affect the functioning of the human body at the physiological and cellular level, and as a whole unit. 21 Campbell Park Crescent, Colinton, Edinburgh EH13 0HT Tel: 0131 441 4965 Mob: 07904 813 145 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil Roberts 21 Campbell Park Crescent, Colinton, Edinburgh EH13 0HT Tel: 0131 441 4965
Andrea Walsh Andrea came to the Technique after suffering from back pain. She realised that the way she was using herself impacted on the back problems she had. She was so inspired by the changes the Alexander Technique lessons brought about in her that she decided to train as a teacher. Andrea teaches in Saddleworth, Oldham and Huddersfield. 37, Wellmeadow Lane, Uppermill, Oldham, OL3 6OU Tel: 01457 820735 Mob: 07949 0836292 email: email@example.com web: www.alexandertechniqueworks.co.uk
Anne Whitehead 150 Todmorden Road, Bacup, Lancs OL13 9TZ Also teaches in Clitheroe. Tel: 01706 870071
Malcolm Williamson Malcolm Williamson was a professional violist for many years. He began taking Alexander lessons whilst a student at the Royal College of Music, London and later trained with Walter and Dilys Carrington. He served on the council of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique 1988-2000 (Treasurer 1988-93, Chairman 1994-6) and edited the Society’s newsletter 1991-2000. He has been teaching the Technique at the RNCM since 1985 and was a regular assistant teacher on Walter and Dilys Carrington’s training course 1984-97. c/o Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD Tel: 0161 224 1112 Mob: 07790 177 458 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Woodman* Julia Woodman teaches individual lessons, group courses in and introductory workshops at various locations. She worked for many years in medical communications and, before that, in scientific research. Julia completed her training at MATTS in 2006. For more information please call, or use the contact form on her website. 107 Joppa Road, Edinburgh, EH15 2HB. Tel: 0131 669 6276 Mob: 07932 967 344. web: www.julia-woodman.co.uk
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