Andover Educators

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"

Region: Eastern United States
Home State: Pennsylvania
Available for:  * individual lessons * workshops
Telephone: 570.765.0256

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”.

Upcoming Events

Body Mapping for Music Educators

Location: Hartt School of Music
Date/Time: 07/02/18

Music educators, do you suffer from back pain, vocal fatigue, or physical stress? Do you know that as many as 60 percent of your students may be in pain as well? Body mapping is a practical method for self-care and performance enhancement that anyone can apply. This interactive workshop will teach you how to correct confusions about your body?s structure, leading to improved performance and teaching techniques. The workshop will include a wealth of applications for teaching and daily life including how your body moves during teaching, performance, and everyday activities. You will also learn to observe your students? technical limitations from a movement perspective. Please bring an instrument and a towel or mat for floor work. Course texts: What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body, by Barbara Conable; and Sensory Tune-ups: A Guided Journal of Sensory Experiences for Performers of All Ages, by Kay S. Hooper. LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS. There will be NO CLASS on JULY 4.





Workshop Session I , July 2, 2018 – July 6, 2018

  • Monday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • Fuller – Rm. #201



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Kay, M.M., is a pianist, an ATI Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, Licensed Andover Educator Body Mapping Facilitator, and author of Sensory Tune-ups: a guided journal of sensory experiences for performers of all ages. She has also completed the Foundations level of P-DTR training.



Lessons and workshops

Location: Pennsylvania and nearby locations
Date/Time: TBA

Lessons and workshops in Body Mapping are available. Please contact me at to schedule an event or lesson. You can find out more about me at and on Facebook at Kay S. Hooper Alexander Technique and Performance Coaching.

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."

Lois Svard, DMA, author of The Musician's Brain blog at www.the