“I don’t have time to teach one more thing! "
I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed with teaching:
So I wrote Piano Moves.
A step-by-step way to incorporate Body Mapping into my lessons - and yours.
You can choose from:
Fundamentals for beginners
In-depth mapping for more advanced students
Here’s what you get with Piano Moves:
A beautifully printed spiral-bound, 158-page book that is easy to flip through and set open.
Accessible and friendly writing style that makes movement concepts easy to understand.
47 clear and accurate images that help erase confusions about anatomy.
Teaching tips that show you how to get the most out of a quick Body Mapping lesson.
Explorations and worksheets designed for your students so they can explore movement outside the lesson. A time-saver for you!
Plus, you’ll also get:
A detailed table of contents that helps you find topics quickly
An index of terms and related illustrations for reference
A glossary of italicized terms that occur throughout the text
Blank pages for notes at the end of each unit
Inspiring quotes about movement
“One doesn’t usually find a book about body movement that’s a page turner, but Piano Moves is that book. Kay Hooper’s blend of personal anecdotes, intriguing suggestions for exploring how the body moves, user-friendly explanations of Body Mapping, and various levels of presenting the information from simple to more complex, makes the reader want to keep turning the page to see which bone or joint will be explored next. Kay writes as though she is speaking directly to you, and her passion for the importance of Body Mapping for pianists is infectious!”
-Lois Svard, D.M.A, Professor Emerita of Piano Bucknell University
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"I came away from reading the book a better teacher and pianist. Mapping reveals important truths about the body. As the saying goes, "The truth shall set you free."
pianist, teacher, and reviewer for the American Music Teacher Journal.
Piano Moves: a student companion for Body Mapping
The book for your students:
"I just wanted to tell you that my student has had three lessons with Piano Moves. We do one each week. We had talked about bracing, but yesterday we did the exercise. It was very enlightening. Not only did it give me language to use when she was stiffening up at some points in her playing, but it gave me another way to help her become aware of her body. I will use it again. Brava!"
Bridget Jankowski, pianist, teacher, Sponsoring Teacher for ABME, and Licensed Body Mapping Educator. She is the author of Body Mapping for Music Ministers.
The Student Companion is $14.00 at the I'm Ready to Buy Button. For multiple copies, use the contact form for prices.
Your investment for Piano Moves is:
$20.00 per copy plus tax and shipping in the U.S.
If you are an international purchaser, please email me for specifics of shipping costs.
Available as an ebook at Ready to Buy
"Kay Hooper's book on Body Mapping and the use of movement at the piano is a must-have for any music teacher. As musicians, we are movement specialists. To understand how the body is constructed and to know how to apply that knowledge as we approach the instrument is valuable and necessary, making playing that is freer, healthier, and expressively nuanced. I recommend this book to pianists, piano teachers, and other instrumentalists."
Allison Garner, creator of Musical Minds, violinist and piano teacher.
Awareness - is that something I can teach?
Yes, you can, with Sensory Tune-ups.
Reduce performance anxiety.
Here’s what you get with Sensory Tune-ups:
A guided journal of sensory explorations written in simple language
84 spiral-bound pages with short prompts and lots of space for entries
Open-ended questions appropriate for students of all ages
Focus on movement, vision, hearing, and touch
A whole section on performance anxiety and awareness
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“This book offers a thoughtful, unique and beneficial way for musicians to become more deeply in touch with their bodily sensations, thoughts and feelings during practice and performance. The writing is conversational, and many excellent questions are raised for the reader to discover his or her own answers and impressions. The book covers the kinesthetic, visual and auditory realms, as well as specific performance issues. This is an excellent resource for those experiencing performance anxiety and those wishing to improve stage presence.”
Helen Spielman, flutist, flute teacher, author and performance anxiety counselor.
And just who am I?
I’m a teacher who wants her students to learn how movement is at the base of all performance. In pursuit of knowledge about movement I’ve traveled across the country and abroad to learn from top teachers.
I’ve distilled much of this knowledge into Piano Moves and Sensory Tune-ups so you can learn it from the comfort of your home. Knowing that all teachers go over the same material at different levels - a spiral curriculum - I designed Piano Moves to inspire you to do that with Body Mapping.
Here’s what others have asked!
WHAT IF I’VE NEVER STUDIED ANATOMY?
Piano Moves was designed for you! It starts with the basics and includes lots of teaching advice.
I DON’T THINK I HAVE TIME FOR THIS
In Barbara Conable’s words, you don’t have time not to learn this! She designed Body Mapping courses for musicians who were held back because they lacked knowledge that would have moved them forward. My books are designed for busy teachers so you can break down the information into manageable units.
DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
Only in the case of damage or shipping failures.
CAN I ORDER MULTIPLE COPIES?
Yes, email me for details.
DO YOU MAIL INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes, contact me for options.
Email me from the form on the Contact page. I’m glad to help.