Finding Alexander Technique Lessons
Where Can You Find Teachers?
Many teachers work in their own studios, sometimes in their home. Teachers also frequently work in wellness centers, spas, and the offices of doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors. Many of the world’s leading schools of music and drama – the Julliard School of Performing Arts in New York, the New England Conservatory of Music and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London are a few examples - have Alexander Technique lessons or classes as part of their curriculum. A growing number of colleges and universities offer courses in the Alexander Technique, particularly for students in the performing arts.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Alexander Technique residential courses. These typically run from a few days to a couple of weeks and make it possible for students who live in areas where there are no teachers to get a solid foundation in the Technique in a short period of time. Some teachers are available to teach workshops in communities where there are no teachers. This can be a very economical option as it eliminates the travel and lodging expenses of a residential workshop.
Another recent trend is for teachers to work in workplace settings. A number of companies have found that the benefits in terms of employee fitness and morale more than make up for the time and expense of in-house classes or lessons.
How Much Do Classes Cost?
It is difficult to be specific about the cost of Alexander lessons or classes as it depends a great deal on location and the experience of the teacher. As a general rule, the cost of Alexander lessons is on a par with other alternative modalities. In the United States, lessons – which are about 45 minutes to a hour in length – can cost anywhere between $25 and $100 or more. Prices in Great Britain are similar to those in America, although there it is possible to get them free on the National Health Service with a doctor’s recommendation
Some teachers offer reduced prices for college students and for people willing to commit to a series of lessons.