Alicia Randisi-Hooker

Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher, Parent

Alicia Randisi-Hooker

SAA Member

Contact

Knoxville, TN
865-675-7881
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www.celloleap.com

Alicia Randisi-Hooker has been active as a cellist and Suzuki teacher for more than 25 years. She completed long term Suzuki training with Annette Costanzi (UK), and has taken many additional units of teacher training including ECC, ECM, Practicum and Group Class Techniques. She served as ensembles coordinator at the 2004 SAA conference in Minneapolis and as president of the Greater Knoxville Suzuki String Association. Alicia enjoys teaching at SAA Institutes,workshops and summer programs around the US, and is a faculty member at the annual Tennessee Cello Workshop. For ten years, she was Artistic Director and chief teacher at the Academy of Children’s Music in suburban Philadelphia, maintaining private studios in Pennsylvania and Texas prior to moving to Tennessee, where she presently directs Cello LEAP Studio,(www.celloleap.com) engaging in community outreach through concerts, recitals, workshops and service and as an adjunct professor at Maryville College.

Alicia performs regularly with the Oak Ridge and Knoxville Symphony Orchestras and pursues her passion for chamber music as cellist of the piano trio Trillium, performing all over the East Coast, most recently at Maryville College and Salisbury University, MD . She is president of the Tuesday Morning Music Club whose mission is to promote the performance of chamber music, and provide scholarship assistance to aspiring young musicians thorough its affiliation with the National Federation of Music Clubs. She resides with her husband and their two cats, and is the proud mother of two wonderful young adults.