Teachers at MATTS
Prospective students are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement with the Head of Training.
Students may join the course at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring or Summer terms, and at other times, numbers permitting.
For further information please email us at:
Nigel Evans BA Hons (York), mSTAT,
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 has been a regular teacher at MATTS since its inception and also teaches privately in Chorlton, Manchester.
Liz Hulse has a background in science and education. She was one of the first teachers to train at MATTS and has taught on the course since qualifying. She teaches in Alderley Edge and runs group classes in Wilmslow.
Regular visiting teachers include: Alice Burke, Kim Cant, Kathy Charlton, Sue Fleming, Gerard Healey, David Hudson, Gillian Pierce, Miriam Press, Pete Robinson, Gill Thorndyke, Andrea Walsh, Anne Whitehead, Julia Woodman, Janice Yule
Guest visiting teachers: Sue Holladay (STAT Moderator), Kathleen Ballard, Anne Battye, Dorothea Magonet, Gloria Pullan, Trish Baillie
Malcolm Williamson, BA (Open), ARCM, mSTAT, Head of Training
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.
Margaret Heaton trained as a violinist at the Royal College of Music, London and played with Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra. She has taught the Technique for many years from her private practice in Sale and at The Arden School of Theatre, Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.
Pauline Leng was one of the first group teachers to train at MATTS and has now assisted on the course for over 10 years. She says, ‘The Technique continues to turn my life around in all sorts of ways and I look forward to the next 10 years!’ Pauline teaches in Didsbury.