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Very Successful Piano Concert of Piano-Yoga® Students!

December 14th, 2015 — 10:19pm

SubstandardFullSizeRenderWe had a fantastic concert of GéNIA’s students at Piano-Yoga® School (Concert No 22!)  last weekend. Students ranged from age 7 to over 60 and the programme included works by JS. Bach, F. Chopin, F. Poulenc, M. Ponce, A. Ginastera, C. Debussy (Petite Suite for 4 Hands) and S Rachmaninoff (Suite No.2 for Two Pianos).

GéNIA also took part and Premiered her composition for solo piano ‘Midnight Dream’.

As usual the party at Schott Music Hall continued with the afterparty at one of the beautiful French restaurants in Soho. The students and their guests had a great time!

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Regular bi-annual concerts became a great tradition at Piano-Yoga® School, as GéNIA believes that through public performance one can really learn the piece. ‘You usually need to perform the piece up to five times in public, before you can confidently say that you have learned it.’ says GéNIA.

 

 

FullSizeRender-2Now we are looking forward to a fresh start in 2016 and the next concert scheduled for June!

The concerts provide an excellent platform not only for learning the pieces, but also for practising to perform before important exams and other performances. Our guests usually come from all walks of life ( sometimes literally people who are wandering in the shop at that moment) and it gives students a fantastic incentive and feeling of achievement.

Piano-Yoga School Students ConcertIf you would like to become a student at Piano-Yoga®, you are welcome to visit our concerts or simply send us an email to arrange a consolation for you.

 

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Piano-Yoga® Christmas SALE 2013!

December 12th, 2013 — 11:19am

Piano-Yoga® would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To celebrate the festive season we are offering a Complimentary Piano-Yoga® Online Seminar on ‘How to Revitalise Your Piano Playing’, which takes place on the 29th December at 6:00pm UK time. The Piano-Yoga® founder and concert pianist, GéNIA, will be giving in-depth talks on articulation, advanced technique, yoga inspired posture advice and will answer any piano related questions. Places are limited, so we recommend that you book well in advance.

We are also offering a Complimentary £10.00 Gift Voucher towards any lessons (including online) at the school, available only to our members! Additionally, all the Piano-Yoga® books (Paperback & eBooks) will be available at a special discount rate during the festive season.

Click HERE or on the image above to find out more.

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How much Christmas piano practice is good for you?

December 27th, 2012 — 3:21pm

There are two contrary opinions about how much piano practice is healthy over the holiday period.

On one hand, the opportunity to practice now you finally have free time seems too good to pass up. On the other hand, it could be argued that Christmas is a time for family and relaxation, and it’s only healthy to have some time to yourself – including time away from the piano.

Both are valid and depend very much on what was going on in your life before the holidays. If you’re stressed, always running out of time, it is sometimes good to switch off and fully recharge the batteries.

If however, you have a reasonably quiet lifestyle and prefer to practice in regular, short sessions, you may find it useful to cut yourself off from the world and have a really intense practice period.

From my experience, I would say that 90% of the people I come across  – whether friends, students or colleagues – belong to the first group. Particularly for those who live in busy cities, by the time the Christmas period arrives, many of us feel exhausted, wishing to rest and shut  down completely. Deadlines, Christmas parties, shopping for presents add additional stress to already busy lifestyle, so fitting in an extra 30 minutes a day for scales and arpeggios sometimes proves to be a step too far.

What I also keep noticing with my students, is that once they stop completely, their subconscious mind catches up, and as a result they play better after a good rest. They connect with the music better, and their attention to detail is much greater. It is almost as though the body has finally digested all the work that they have been done before! (Obviously, there must be some work done in the pre-Christmas period, as otherwise there would be nothing to digest!)

Therefore, I would say, that unless you have a big deadline for which you want to prepare, I would advocate for a complete rest! Go for walks, do some exercises, read some books, listen to music, spend the time with your friends and family, avoid your normal working routine and really relax. It is important to separate work from play, and when you play the piano it should be for pleasure. Stressing yourself out too much will not help.

Is this something many of you wanted to hear? :-)

Have a wonderful holidays and Happy New Year!

GéNIA

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Season’s greetings from Piano-Yoga®!

December 19th, 2012 — 8:16am

Here at Piano-Yoga®, we wish you happiness, health, love and fulfillment, although all in moderation of course.  We hope that this year will bring you everything you dream of and your musical life will only spiral upwards!

We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who came to our retreats, concerts and other events this year, as well as express our deep gratitude to our wonderful Piano-Yoga® Music School Students, who bring light and inspiration to our Piano-Yoga® philosophy and continuously help to develop our piano technique.  Please accept our Gift Voucher that could be redeemable against any of your lessons at our School next year.

To celebrate this Christmas, Piano-Yoga® has launched the first aromatherapy oil made especially for musicians, the Piano-Yoga® Relaxation Oil! Developed with the acclaimed aromatherapy expert (and Neal’s Yard Practitioner) Angela Allen, this oil will help to calm the mind, relax and achieve a state of Zen-like bliss, which always helps with unlocking the musical genius within.

As always in December, The Piano-Yoga® Christmas Sale is now on and here you can find our products and services at the special promotional rates. For instance, if you are looking to re-start your piano lessons, maybe one of our Boot Camps is for you! With our help, within only a few weeks you will be playing the piano better than you used to in the twilight recesses of your memory.

Piano-Yoga® Bootcamp Refresher Course

 

Alternatively, if you like practicing at home, you might like to try our Piano-Yoga® Assessment Lesson and Practice Plan. With this 6 month practise plan – carefully constructed by our army of elves (seasonal reference point) – we will help you assess your goals, strengths and weaknesses, with the aim of making you the complete piano player.

PIano-Yoga® Assessment Lesson and Practice Plan

 

If you would like to engross yourself fully into the Piano-Yoga® Method, why not try our new book ‘Piano-Yoga®: Transform Your Hands’ along with The Piano-Yoga Relaxation Oil? This combination will not only work effectively on your piano technique, but will also put you in a great state of mind, making you more receptive to the learning process.

PIano-Yoga® Assessment Lesson and Practice Plan

There is more in store in our Piano-Yoga® Christmas Shop: Skype Lessons for those who cannot travel to London to learn from GéNIA. We also offer eBooks and Paperbacks – just browse through our website for more. If you have any questions, we are always happy to help, just drop us a line or give us a call!

Have the most wonderful holiday!

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all the New Year.

Best wishes,

GéNIA & The Piano-Yoga® Team

www.piano-yoga.com

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Piano-Yoga® Christmas SALE

December 12th, 2011 — 2:47pm


Piano-Yoga® would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. To celebrate this festive season we have new products on sale, Christmas vouchers and heavy discounts on our exciting products. Below is a list of all the SALE items with descriptions and links.

We hope you find the perfect gift!

Click HERE to see all of our products on sale.

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