Kay S. Hooper
B.M., Susquehanna University
M.M., Illinois State University
Certified Alexander Technique Teacher through Alexander Technique International
Licensed Andover Educator, 2009
Author and publisher of "Sensory Tune-ups: a guided journal of sensory experiences for performers of all ages" AllSense Press
Returning presenter at The Hartt School of Music Summerterm
Guest presenter at state, national and international conferences
In progress: "Piano Moves! a spiral curriculum of lessons for piano studio teachers"
Kay S. Hooper travels extensively, presenting clinics and workshops on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, and sensory integration for musicians. Thanks to decades of teaching students of all ages and stages, Kay has developed a style of teaching that is both informative and joyful, focusing on each student as an individual. Musicians around the world use her unique book, “Sensory Tune-ups: a guided journal of sensory experiences for performers of all ages”, to enhance expression, train attention, and reduce performance anxiety.
Kay is the owner/operator of the Kay S. Hooper Piano and Alexander Technique Studio in Selinsgrove, PA. She is a frequent presenter and guest teacher at colleges and universities, including the Hartt School of Music Summerterm. She has presented her workshop “Ambient Awareness: Training Attention in an ADD World” at the local, state, and international levels. Kay is available to present residencies, workshops and clinics as well as the six hour course “What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body”.
Harrt School of Music Summer Seminar in Body Mapping for Music Educators
Location: Harrt School of Music, West Hartford, CT
Date/Time: 07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
Spend a week learning how your body works to improve your stamina as a teacher and a performer. Learn how to put less wear and tear on your body as you go through your busy day. Learn strategies for training attention, improving technique, and enhancing expression. Based on Barbara Conable’s course What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, this expanded course will enlarge your understanding of movement in performance and practice. It will also include teaching strategies that you can apply to your everyday work. Course texts: “What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body” by Barbara Conable with illustrations by Benjamin Conable, GIA Publications, Inc., and “Sensory Tune-ups: a guided journal of sensory experiences for performers of all ages” by Kay S. Hooper, AllSense Press.
For information on registration and housing, visit harttweb.hartford.edu/SummerTerm/home.aspx
Contact person at Hartt is Dr. Warren Haston.
On Sensory Tune-ups
"Sensory Tune-ups is an ingenious journal that brings a sense of playfulness to the process of making music. Kay Hooper blends her considerable knowledge of both music and the Alexander Technique to challenge students and professionals alike to expand their awareness, experience new sensations, tune in to their own bodies, and to participate more fully in their own learning process."