Handbell Artistry from the Inside Out

Laban Movement Theory for the Handbell Musician

by Kimberlee Strepka

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Laban Movement Theory has a long history of success when it comes to aiding and advancing many types of movement-based activities. The “language of movement” can become an indispensable tool to the handbell musician, changing the way music is perceived, analyzed, and performed.



  • Olympic athletes use it for increased performance.

  • Psychologists use it as a tool for behavioral assessment.

  • Industry leaders use it to match job applicants with suitable positions.

  • The U.S. government uses it to analyze the signatures of war criminals.

  • The Walt Disney Company uses it to create more expressive cartoon characters.

  • Music educators use it for teaching rhythm, conducting, and choral methods.


With the help of this book, handbell musicians can unlock Laban Movement Theory to address the sonic and visual aspects of handbell artistry with remarkable results. Handbell Artistry from the Inside Out is a major advancement in handbell pedagogy. You’ll never look at the art of ringing the same way again.


Kimberlee F. Strepka has been teaching music for twenty-five years, and pioneering the use of Laban Movement Theory in handbell pedagogy since 2000. She holds music degrees from the Hartt School of Music and the University of Massachusetts, and is currently a doctoral student at Boston University. Kim is a published handbell arranger and serves as Eductaion Liaison on the Handbell Musicians of America Area 1 Board. 

Number of Pages: 166

Language: English