The Alexander Technique is taught in one-to-one lessons. Learning is primarily through experience: the teacher guides the student, with the use of their hands and verbal instructions, towards a new experience of coordination, balance and ease of movement. Through repeated experience and practice, the student learns how to achieve these improvements for themselves, without the help of a teacher.
Classes with Simon
My teaching practice is in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Classes are 30 minutes long and their frequency depends on the needs and possibilities of each student. At first, I would recommend as frequent as is feasible – this may be two or three times a week. As your learning advances, the frequency can be reduced. The aim is for the student to eventually become self-sufficient.
Due to variation in peoples starting conditions and capacity to assimilate what they’re learning, it’s hard to make blanket statements about the number of classes needed. It is also important to bear in mind that people also start having Alexander lessons for different reasons. Some, for example, will be happy when they can self-manage their pain or a postural problems, whilst others wish to take things further. Regardless, a certain number of classes will be necessary to consolidate the improvements made in the lessons so as to not lose them when you cease having lessons.
The price of my lessons depend on their frequency and individual circumstances. I believe the Technique belongs to humanity, not to me, and I’m not happy with people not taking lessons for purely financial reasons.
If you would like to book a lesson, need more information, or would like a personalised recommendation, you can contact me here.
If you’re looking for a teacher in another area, feels free to contact me for a recommendation or follow the links below:
In Australia there are two professional associations:
In the UK, you can find teacher lists at ATE-UK and STAT.
STAT also has a list of national associations of teachers here.