John has been involved in learning and teaching the Alexander work since 1978.
In 1981 he joined the recently opened North London Teachers' Training Course run by Misha Magidov. After qualifying in 1984, he taught as an assistant trainer there until 1991. During that time he was also, for some three years, a regular assistant teacher at the Centre for the Alexander Technique in Fulham run by Eleanor and Peter Ribeaux.
Since that time he has been involved in teacher-training at all levels, as a visiting teacher in numerous schools and running post-graduate classes and courses in London and elsewhere.
Curious about other approaches to the Alexander Technique, John also studied with many of the first generation teachers who had trained with FM Alexander. This helped him to develop an understanding of the breadth and depth of Alexander's discoveries and how they can be applied to all aspects of life, from the seemingly mundane to the spiritual. He has written about some of his experiences studying with these "master teachers" in his blog Upward Thought.
From 1984 to 2004 he taught the Alexander Technique to students at the Royal Academy of Music.
In 2009 he opened the Westminster Alexander Training Course, a STAT approved three-year course. He also runs residential courses and workshops in the UK, Spain, Romania and Portugal.
He is a former Chair of STAT and current Chair of the Friends of the Alexander Technique, a UK charity dedicated to helping develop a sense of community among people who are studying or teaching the Technique.