Alexander Technique Teachers
Gail Clarke and Mike Rawlinson
We have taught the Alexander Technique for over twenty years after qualifying as Alexander Teachers in 1989 and 1991. The training closely followed the the methods developed by F M Alexander in that training takes place over a three year period on an approved training course requiring daily attendance. During our training we were fortunate to have the opportunity to have individual lessons with Alexander Teachers originally trained by F M Alexander.
Since I qualified as an Alexander Teacher in 1991 I have taught the Alexander Technique at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Alexander Teacher Training courses, and at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. I have also taught staff at a government educational body that clearly valued its employees. I now teach in private practice in Somerset giving one to one lessons to a wide range of people who either come due to heath problems, or because they want to improve their performance in an activity. Violinists, singers, and riders seem to feature often among my pupils! I enjoy voice work with singers and actors and teach public speaking skills. I am a member of two choirs and sing regularly with Wessex Women. My daughter is an Alexander Teacher in Bristol.
I qualified as an Alexander Teacher in 1989 after a varied career that included working as a research scientist, followed by becoming a part time art teacher, folk singer, potter, and organic grower. I later became a professional performing artist, and have taught creativity and improvisation skills. I now divide my time between teaching the Technique and my performing work. I currently provide entertainment for families and children under the name Professor Paradox and encourage interest in science for primary schools with my science show for schools
I teach one to one Alexander Technique lessons and am also available for talks and demonstrations.
Teaching the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is taught in a series of one to one lessons, using a combination of hands on work, and verbal instruction. Every pupil is different, so we firstly observe what harmful habits are being employed by the individual, then start to correct them, leading to an improvement in ‘use’ which generally brings about an improvement in functioning.
The area covered by our practice includes Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Bruton, Castle Cary, Chard, Crewkerne, Dorset, England, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Langport, Sherbourne, Somerset, Somerton, Street, Taunton, UK, Wincanton, Yeovil, South Petherton and most villages and towns in South Somerset UK. Our Alexander Technique lessons are taught one to one – we do not teach groups or classes