Training to Deliver Foundation Course for Young Musicians
The Charity runs training days for STAT qualified teachers who would like to be able to deliver our Foundation Course for Young Musicians in schools or colleges.
The first such day was on 12 March 2017. Twenty teachers attended.
The training day is run by tutors who are experienced in running groups and in working with young musicians: Peter Buckoke, John Crawford, Tony Cross and Penny O'Connor (details below).
Teachers who attend the training day will be accredited to deliver the course to schools and colleges, will receive the course syllabus and associated hand-outs and can give the Charity's certificate to pupils who complete the course.
The next course will take place on the 15th October 2017 and booking will open soon. If you have not yet registered your interest please do so in the form below.
Training Day Tutors
Peter oversees the Alexander department at the RCM, where the technique is embedded in the BMus degree.
Peter is also professor of double bass at the RCM and plays both modern and baroque bass with various chamber groups in London.
He is a founding member of The Schubert Ensemble of London, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 'Best Chamber Group' award, and has often been invited to play with other small chamber groups when they need a bass player for larger repertoire, including the Alberni, Allegri, Arditi, Chillingirian, Coul, Dante, and Endellion string quartets.
In 2006, Peter was invited to an international double bass convention at The China Conservatory in Beijing, representing European bass playing, he gave a solo recital and workshops looking at the Alexander Technique in relation to double bass playing, both on National television.
With his wife, Judith Kleinman, he is co-author of The Alexander Technique for Musicians, published by Bloomsbury.
In his spare time, Peter looks after several colonies of bees.
John has, throughout his career, combined instrumental teaching with practising and teaching Alexander Technique, performing and coaching. From 1976 to 1986, John was a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra during which time he also taught at Westminster School. In 1991 he joined the Trinity College of Music staff and was that year also appointed to teach Alexander Technique in the Royal College of Music Junior Department.
Royal College of Music
1999 - paper on Body Mapping for Strad magazine
2000 - European String Teachers Association
Tony studied at The City University and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Having graduated he has been ubiquitous as a freelance trumpeter on the London classical music scene for thirty years.
Tony has had close ties with music making in Norway where he held the position of co-principal trumpet in the Bergen Philharmonic orchestra and the contemporary music ensemble BIT20.
On returning from Norway he enjoyed a period of six years working as principal trumpet in West End musical theatre and trained as an Alexander Technique teacher with Ron Colyer and Ray Evans.
Tony teaches AT and trumpet at the Purcell School and Trinity Conservatoire. He continues to freelance widely.
Penny worked as an actor writer director teacher in London in 1980’s, re-trained in AT with David Gorman and Margaret Edis in 1992.
Has a private practice in Central London, runs holiday workshops, courses and lessons for AT teachers, trainees, students, beginners on Greek Island of Alonnisos.
She has worked since 1997 at the theatre schools in ArtsEd in West London for Musical Theatre, Acting, MA, BA, and A level students.
Assistant to Ilana Machover at Queens Park Alexander Training, specialising in voice.
Led workshops for musicians in Thessaloniki, the Ionian University in Corfu; led workshops with Graeae Theatre education programme, Mind The Gap theatre group for special needs; AT consultant for Northampton Theatre production company; visiting lecturer at Central School for screen acting, London Musical Theatre; led workshops at STAT congresses in Oxford and Lugano in ‘What is presence on stage?’ and ‘Higher Creative Self.’
Moments from the Training Day
12 March 2017
"I liked how it was structured. I really enjoyed the interactive exercises"
"Very practical focus. DIfferent tutors bringing different angles and styles"
"Wealth of information!"
"So many ideas and practical tips!"
"Highly experienced tutors, bringing depth of knowledge and practical expertise."
"...loved seeing how to work with real musicians"