Kay Hooper

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After suffering from chronic tendinitis over a period of ten years, Kay S. Hooper was introduced to the Alexander Technique. Not only did she move out of her pain pattern, but she discovered a new way to approach piano technique and everyday activities. This knowledge helped her to become a more confident performer and a more observant teacher. Her fascination with the subtle power of the Alexander Technique led her to complete training as a Certified Alexander Technique Teacher.

Kay S. Hooper teaches Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, and piano in her home studio in Selinsgrove, PA. In addition, she travels to universities and conferences in the United States and Canada for presentations and workshops, primarily working with musicians and actors. She serves as a guest teacher at the Houston School for the Alexander Technique, run by Chris Lidvall. Her Summerterm course at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut addresses Body Mapping for music educators. She is ATI Certified and is a Licensed Andover Educator® Body Mapping Facilitator. She earned the Bachelor of Music from Susquehanna University and the Master of Music from Illinois State University.

Kay is the author of “Sensory Tune-ups: a guided journal of sensory experiences for performers of all ages.” This unique workbook allows performers to become more aware of habitual responses to sensory input. The design is quite simple and easy to use, even with children. More information about this book and Kay’s presentations can be found at www.allsensepress.com. Short video lessons on sensory training can be found at hoopersense1 on YouTube.

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  • Training School: Houston School for the Alexander Technique
  • First Language: English