Become a teacher
Teacher Training Course
The Montreal School of the Alexander Technique offers a three-year minimum (1,600 hours) teacher training course. This program is approved by ATC/CANSTAT (Canadian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique) and certified by Employment and Social Development Canada to issue tax receipts.
Individual guidance and attention are ensured, through a student/teacher ratio no greater than five to one, to foster the high standard of personal use and functioning required to teach the F.M. Alexander Technique. The school is bilingual and welcomes English and French speaking students.
The training course is devoted to furthering one’s personal work as the basis for acquiring the practical hands-on and verbal skills necessary to communicate its principles.
Anatomy relevant to our teaching profession as well as knowledge of Alexander’s writings and procedures are an integral part of the curriculum.
Having completed the training course and demonstrated one’s understanding and abilities, the student will be granted a certification to teach the F.M. Alexander Technique. This certification is recognized by affiliated societies around the world.
The intensive experience provided by the training course can also be used to deepen one’s personal engagement in a chosen field of interest and inquiry such as theater, music, athletic performance and education at a very reasonable cost as well as becoming a teacher.
The Montreal School of the Alexander Technique aims to also promote work exchanges between A.T. teachers of all experience through regular professional development opportunities as well as post graduate work.
Attention to the process of learning is more important than grabbing for results, more important still is the freedom from fear of failure.
More Details About Admission and Curriculum for the Teacher Training Program
If you choose to email her, please tell her a little about yourself. For example, let her know whether you are currently taking Alexander Technique lessons and why you are interested in the program.
As a newcomer to the Alexander Technique, you may take lessons with a trainee at a much lower cost. The trainees in the three-year (1,600 hours) teacher training program must complete a teaching practicum to graduate. The practicum entails teaching 10 lessons to a minimum of 3 newcomers to A.T. The first, fifth and tenth lessons are taught or supervised by the school’s director/teacher, brigitte Caron, or assistant director/teacher, Francis Caron.
A minimum commitment of 10 weekly lessons is required, though lessons may be taken many times per week. The cost of lessons covers all supervised lessons, the trainee fee and a handy guide to help you practice between lessons.
You may continue with this lesson format after the initial 10 lessons until the trainee has graduated or sign up for other learning options, including guest student.
You have taken at least 10 private lessons and you would like a more intensive A.T. experience at a significantly discounted fee?
As a guest student, you will get time/work from the director and the assistant director, and from trainees able to do hands-on work. Come for 2 hours once or twice a week during school hours, Monday to Thursday, 12:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. You may stay for the remainder of the class to work by yourself and with trainees.
More Details About the School Clinic and Guest Student
If you choose to email her, please tell her a little about yourself. For example, let her know whether you are currently taking Alexander Technique lessons and why you are interested in these options.
Photos at top of page (left, middle): Keith Walls
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