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Harry Hobbs

Harry Hobbs
Massachusetts, USA

Who's the Teacher? Who's the Student?

Who’s the Teacher? Who’s the Student?

A Workshop on Enhancing your Learning and Growth in Private Practice

In this workshop, we will explore how our students represent the lessons we need to learn as Alexander Technique teachers. It is often said in our community that our students are our teachers, meaning they teach us to inhibit, to stay connected to the means-whereby, and to stay conscious of our own use. 

I see another level to this idea. Over the course of my time in private practice, I have experienced students coming into my studio for reasons intimately connected with my learning and growth as an Alexander Technique teacher, and as a small business owner.

I have found that students can fall into one of five categories:

– suitable student
– unsuitable student
– bread & butter student
– ideal student
– challenging student

We will explore the characteristics of these categories and teachers will be invited to share their stories – both successful and challenging – that involve these types of students and their corresponding lessons. You will be invited to see your practice as a laboratory for your learning and growth, and how your students are the agents for that growth. 

This clearer picture will provide insight into how your business and teaching skill are progressing, and help you identify the clues that are already there, pointing you toward the changes you need to make in order to have more profit, satisfaction and joy in your professional life. 

I look forward to meeting you and sharing our teaching experiences!

About Harry Hobbs

A Florida native, Harry currently lives and teaches in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to the area to attend Boston University’s School of Theater where he was first introduced to the Alexander Technique. He had the great fortune of studying the Alexander Technique for 4 consecutive years as an undergraduate with Betsy Polatin as his teacher.

After graduating and working as an actor, his interest in the Alexander Technique continued to grow and his desire to understand and embody the work compelled him to train to become a teacher. He became certified from The Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge headed by Tommy Thompson.

He primarily works with individuals who want to address pain and movement issues, but thoroughly enjoys working with artists of all kinds to deepen their level of performance. He has done postgraduate work with David Gorman, Betsy Polatin and Tommy Thompson. His current interests lie in using the Alexander Technique to inform spiritual practice, deepen our sense of self, and become more of who we truly are.


See also: Harry Hobbs – Presenter Detail Page

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
10:30 h - 11:45 h (10.30am-11.45am)
Main Building
Floor: EG – ground floor
Room: H 0112

Communication/Verbal Skills||Business / Marketing



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