Apprenticeship training here refers to individual, personal training which may involve assisting in teaching. For teacher training in classes see Teacher Training.
Before the first teacher training course Alexander trained a number of people in his technique (year indicates first known year of assisting Alexander):
(Miss Lilian Twycross advertised herself in 1904 as being ‘a certified pupil of Mr F. M. Alexander’ and may therefore also have taught his technique.)
There are no known descriptions of how this training was carried out. When Alexander started his first teacher training course in 1931, the apprenticeship model was discontinued by Alexander. However, other teachers adopted it.
Apprenticeship training is often small and private, meaning that publicity material is absent, and reports and memoirs are not known to exist.
There is some suggestion that Irene Tasker trained Joyce Roberts in South Africa on an apprenticeship basis, but little is known.
Judith Leibowitz trained with Lulie Westfeldt as a teacher,  and qualified in 1949, and began teaching in 1952. According to Judith Leibowitz the training lasted two years and there were four people in the class.
Marjorie Barstow’s teacher training has also been described as apprenticeship training.