Peter Bloch trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique with Walter Carrington (who was trained by Alexander in the 1930s) at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London. For many years, both before and after his training, he studied extensively with almost all of the surviving teachers who had trained with F.M. Alexander himself.
Peter is a highly experienced teacher of the Alexander Technique, and has had a busy private teaching practice for the past 28 years in London, Manchester and Cheshire.
Peter has been involved in the training and supervision of Alexander Technique teachers, and for five years was the assistant director of the Manchester training course for teachers. For several years he taught the Alexander Technique at the Royal Northern College of Music and for many years he taught at the Wilmslow Guild and at the Knutsford WEA.
Peter is a teaching member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) of 27 years’ standing, and is bound by the Society’s published Code of Professional Conduct and Competence.
STAT was founded in 1958 with the objectives of ensuring high standards of teacher training and practice, and to promote public awareness of the Technique. It is the world’s oldest and largest professional body of Alexander Technique teachers.
Membership of the Society requires the possession of professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced disclosure DBS (previously CRB) certificate together with barred lists checks for the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
Peter is a practitioner member of the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA). The BAPCA was formed in 1989 for practitioners committed to the person-centred approach as the core of their professional work. The person-centred approach to education aims to create a comfortable and non-judgemental environment in which people are free to learn.
Peter is a member of the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA). The BHMA was formed in 1983 by a group of medical doctors and students wishing to promote a more holistic attitude to medicine, an approach that considers the whole person, including mind, body and 'spirit', and supports the use of effective alternative approaches to health.