Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Piano-Yoga® Club in London! The Club will give an opportunity to learn in-depth about the Piano-Yoga® method, and get advice directly from it’s creator, concert pianist and composer, GéNIA. Taking place in a heart of London at one of the oldest sheet music stores, Schott Music, the Club will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, starting from September 2015, 7pm until 8:15pm.
The activity of the Club will involve practical exercises tailored for pianists, together with a short presentation by GéNIA (please see the topic schedule), followed by a Q&A session. If you would like to find out more about piano technique, learn strategies for efficient practice, get tips on dealing with stage fright or learn how to keep relaxed during your practice, the Club will give you this opportunity.
Piano-Yoga® method is based on a synergy between the Russian School of Piano Playing and Eastern Philosophies, especially Yoga, and is suitable for professional musicians and amateurs. Whether you are an advanced pianist, teacher or just starting out, Piano-Yoga® has something to offer to everyone. The more advanced you are, the more you can benefit from the method.
We believe that with our simple and holistic approach, which takes into consideration an individual’s physical, psychological and energetic state, one can learn faster and more easily. Everyone is unique, and Piano-Yoga® takes this into account, by teaching you how to learn through utilising your strength, while gently working on strengthening your weaknesses. Whether you have tight shoulders, tension in your arms, rhythm problems, performance nerves or an inability to organise your piano practice efficiently, Piano-Yoga® can offer a variety of solutions, and teach you how to take charge of your own progress.
Attracting like-minded people, we believe that the Piano-Yoga® Club will be a great place for interactive, creative and non-competitive music making. We are looking forward to meeting you there!
2 September 2015: Why we believe in the efficiency of Piano-Yoga® method
7 October 2015: Why relaxation is so important and good for you
4 November 2015: How to make adrenaline your best friend
2 December 2015: Transforming concentration in 5 easy steps
6 January 2016: A simple formula for an efficient practice
3 February 2016: How your attitude can dramatically influence your playing and win over your audience
2 March 2016: Why Piano-Yoga® chooses exercise with straight fingers
6 April 2016: How correct handling of shoulders can transform your playing
4 May 2016: How to match your practice to your energetic state
1 June 2016: Utilising your body in piano playing
6 July 2016: Topic to be chosen by participants’ suggestions
Location: Schott Music Shop, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB
Who will best benefit: Intermediate & advanced pianists, professional musicians & teachers.
Practical Advice: you are welcome to ask as many questions as the time allows; be prepared to take your shoes off for a full Piano-Yoga® experience and to play either a whole composition or a part of it on a day (maximum 5 minutes). Please tell us about your wish to play at the beginning of the evening, and we will do our best to schedule you in, although we apologise in advance, as we cannot guarantee it due to the number of requests we may receive.
Fees: £25 ticket per one visit to the club; £120 – pass for 6 visits to the club, valid for one year until September 2016 (£20 per club), £187 pass for the whole year (£17 per club)
Tickets can be purchased in advance via PayPal, telephone or online banking, or on the day via credit or debit-card or cash.
t: +44 (0) 20 7226 9829
‘It really does work . . . Many pianists have been helped with this unorthodox and unusual method.’ Piano Professional