Katie Fittipaldi teaches Alexander Technique privately in Rochester, NY and has presented Alexander Technique workshops for musicians at the Eastman Community Music School, Eastman Summer Trombone Institute, New Directions Cello Festival, University of Buffalo, Nazareth College, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Kanack School of Music, Canisius High School and the Rochester Bass Retreat.
Katie’s interest in teaching Alexander Technique to musicians, children, young adults, and educators inspired her to complete the Developing Self Education Training Course with Sue Merry and Judith Kleinman. She is now certified to deliver the Alexander in Education Course for Primary School, Secondary School and Tertiary Levels.
As a cellist, Katie received her Master’s degree in Classical String Performance from the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland; and her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Ithaca College.
In 2004, Katie graduated from the Alexander Alliance School in Philadelphia (now the Philadelphia School for Alexander Technique), a three-year intensive training program with Bruce Fertman and Martha Hansen Fertman. In November 2013, Katie completed training requirements to become a member of AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique), studying with Kathy Miranda at ATS (Alexander Technique of Syracuse).
Katie is delighted to be teaching Alexander Technique in the University of Rochester Dance Department, the Eastman School of Music and the Summer@Eastman program.