Professional Development

Alumni Workshares

Once a term alumni and training course teachers get together at LCATT to share work.  This offers the opportunity for graduates to work with the LCATT community of teachers and to present ideas and work to the group.

Workshares for All Teachers

Next work exchange – Sunday 17th June 11.00am-1.00pm  – Free.
All teachers are welcome to the workshares at LCATT. You can just drop in or contact Roger – kidd.roger@gmail.com for more details.

Workshops and Talks

LCATT organises regular activities including talks from other disciplines that may relate to the Alexander Technique, forums with presentations about inspiring work being done within the Alexander Technique and workshops for visiting teachers from abroad. (See below for further information).

‘INTERESTING TALKS’

LCATT hosts a series of interesting talks linking with other disciplines. They have been really successful so far, so do come and join us for the next one.


We have had wonderful talks by
Leon Baugh on the ‘Anatomy in Motion’ system.
Colin Farquharson, voice and acting coach, on ‘How the Mind changes the Body’ and working with dyslexia.
Liz Kalinowska and Daska Hattonon on the relationship between cranio-sacral therapy and Alexander Technique.
Emma Alter, giving us an introduction to Feldenkrais with information on his life and a taste of his work.
Maggie Sawkins, mediator, on ‘Listening and Responding’  – an amazing, valuable experience for AT teachers!
See reviews of all of them in past STAT News.

The 6th Interesting Talk at LCATT –  “The Practice of Safe Practice” with Elizabeth Wallfisch.  28th June 2018.  Work-share 7-8pm, Talk 8-9.30pm. Teachers £10, students £5. Please contact Judith Kleinman www.judithkleinman@gmail.com for information and booking. Or just turn up!  

Safe Practice allows musicians of every age and ability to engage fully in playing without risk of harm to the body or mind, supporting them to achieve their full artistic potential. Risks are identified, not with the intention of curtailing the activity, but rather to apply mediating strategies to allow the activity to be safe and effective. A multidisciplinary approach to the specific context of the instrumental activity is used to allow appropriate choices to be made regarding the learning, teaching and practice of music.

Elizabeth Wallfisch ARAM, FRAM, AAI was a soloist, guest director/leader on the violin with many of the world’s orchestras. Elizabeth has always taught the violin, and is a specialist teacher to the Royal Academy of Music, Her own violinist story is one of injury and misuse, then recovery and maintenance. She trained to work with Stroke Survivors, and those with debilitating neurological illnesses such as Parkinson’s Disease and MS.

 FORUM DAYS
Get inspiration at a Forum day at LCATT.  (Next one in the planning pipeline).

Hear the experiences and ideas about how some teachers are exploring new ways to connect with new types of audience for the Technique. There will be presentations, with time for questions, and a work exchange.
£20. Contact Roger – kidd.roger@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS

For future workshops contact Roger on 07905 003026 or kidd.roger@gmail.com for information and booking.

Recent teacher’s workshops have been with Missy Vineyard, a Head of Training in the USA and author of a ‘How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live’ and Lucia Walker, dance teacher and specialist in improvisation, and head of training of the  Alexander school in Johannesburg.

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Teachers workshop with Missy Vineyard