Grethe Laub (1911–1996), Danish teacher of the Alexander Technique whose special interest was working with children.
Grethe Laub trained as a nursery school teacher at the Froebel Institute in Copenhagen between 1933-35. In 1949 she travelled to London and had a number of lessons with F. M. Alexander as well as some with his assistants. She trained with Walter Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre (CTC) 1962–65. Here she ran a nursery school in the basement for one year. She would continue to visit CTC for the rest of her life.
Returning to Denmark she set up a teaching practice, and she assisted Chariclia Gounaris in her teachers training course which started in 1979, and later in Aarhus 1983–93.
She was a founding member of the Danish society of Alexander Technique teachers (DFLAT) in 1986.
Grethe Laub’s writings and talks are predominantly on how to approach and teach children.
- ‘Present day trends in the upbringing of children’ by Grethe Laub is her paper presented at the 1988 Brighton International Congress, on the subtle influences of the environment on children.
- ‘Understanding Children’ by Grethe Laub is a talk given to Alexander Teachers on the subject of teaching the Technique to children.
- ‘An Alexander Teacher's View of Child Education – An interview with Grethe Laub’ by Joe Armstrong covers her work with children both individually and in groups, before and after training in the Technique.
- How are we living our lives?– Interview and talks 1982-1988 edited by Chariclia Gounaris is a compilation of Grethe Laub interviews and talks.
- ‘Grethe Laub’ by Chariclia Gounaris.
Grethe Laub *1911– † 3 October 1996.