Category: Piano-Yoga® School


Starting anew this springtime

March 29th, 2018 — 9:36am
GéNIA teachers Piano-Yoga® at Holistic Day for Pianists in London

GéNIA teachers Piano-Yoga® at Holistic Day for Pianists in London

At the beginning of Spring what is better than a professional induction/assessment tutorial for your piano playing?

A fresh inspiration is awaiting you at Piano-Yoga®, where we pride ourselves in having a different holistic approach to piano learning; where your lifestyle, energy levels, body, mind, temperament are all considered and worked with individually.

If you are new to the Piano-Yoga approach and are intrigued to learn more, the induction tutorial will give you a hands-on insight to our method. You will also find out how to enhance your overall experience of piano practice – no matter the level- and all the little details in your mind, body and spirit that may have gone unnoticed before. These can make a considerable difference to your awareness and enjoyment level.

Piano-Yoga® is offering a spring discount until the end of April. Please see the details of the Assessment Lessons and listen to GéNIA’s interview here.

We are conveniently located near Liberty’s in W1 for your after-work or lunchtime Piano-Yoga® induction tutorial.
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Piano Pieces to Lift Your Spirit

March 28th, 2018 — 8:52am

genaWith the spring, there is always a ‘new you’! If you are tired from winter and cold dark nights, you are most likely feeling creative and would like to start playing something new and exciting on the piano! Many beginners and intermediate players have enthusiasm, but often lack the knowledge of the repertoire that would allow them to choose their pieces.

Here is a selection of pieces that will most likely elevate your mood and, at the same time, will be great for developing your piano technique

 

Mozart Piano Sonata in C Major K545 Mov 1

 

Beethoven 6 Variations in G Major WoO 70 on “Nel cor piu non mi sento’

 

Scaralatti Piano Sonata in C Major K159

Bach Toccatta in G Major BWV916

 

Moszkowski ‘Etincelles’Op.36 No.6

 

Schumann Happy Farmer Op.68 No.10

Chopin Walts in D Flat Major Op.64 No.1

 

Chopin Mazurka Op.7 No 1 in B flat Major

 

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C Sharp Minor S244:

 

Mendelssohn Song Without Words Op.19 No 1 in E Major

 

Prokofiev-Nikolaeva Peter and a Woolf Piano Music

Enjoy and have a great time with these pieces!

 

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Online lesson opportunity with Piano-Yoga®

March 9th, 2018 — 12:07pm

 

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The end of February and the beginning of March is a special time of year, when the days are a little longer, yet the cold winter still holds,  Piano-Yoga® invites you to a special opportunity of enjoying regular piano lessons from the comfort and warmth of your own home.

Wherever in the country or even abroad you live, this is a very convenient way of maintaining regular piano tuition. Lessons can take place via Skype or Face Time at a pre-arranged time, as long as a webcam with a laptop is positioned close to your piano and your broadband connection is good.  You can experience an authentic feeling of warmth and proximity,  as if the teacher was in the same room as yourself. Also, some people prefer the familiarity of practicing on their own piano. Who needs motorway traffic jams, train delays, tiredness or any additional stress?

In a few words of introduction, Piano-Yoga®’s multi-dimensional method of piano tuition combines the fundamentals of classical Russian piano school with Eastern philosophies, particularly yoga. The aim of the method is to improve your level of mindfulness while playing, and to enhance your enjoyment of the experience. Exercises effectively build the strength in fingers and hands, establish good posture at the piano and conquer pre-performance anxiety.

The Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA, the inventor of the method,  particularly emphasises the high value of enjoyment in Piano-Yoga®’s education. No matter what level your playing is, the friendly and highly professional Piano-Yoga® teachers will start your education from analysing and studying you as whole person, taking into consideration your well-being, aiming to balance of your mind, body and spirit. Please see FAQ on our website for more insights.

If you have been considering taking up piano lessons for a while, this could be just a perfect way for you. To arrange a primary assessment session and find out more please call Piano-Yoga® on  020 7226 9829 or email: education@piano-yoga.com

 

 

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Piano-Yoga® Sessions in Paris

April 19th, 2017 — 8:40am

Due to popular demand, after the success of Piano-Yoga® sessions in London and Nice, GéNIA will be bringing Piano-Yoga® sessions to Paris! The sessions will give an opportunity to musicians and amateur pianists to learn in-depth about the Piano-Yoga® method and get advice directly from its creator, concert pianist, pedagogue  and composer, GéNIA. Taking place in the heart of Paris at one of the best piano stores, Paul Beuscher, the Piano-Yoga® sessions will take place on Tuesday, 16 May.

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What is Piano-Yoga®? Piano-Yoga® is a unique method of piano playing, performing and teaching designed for all levels of pianists. It has been created and developed by Russian virtuoso pianist and educator GéNIA.

This multi-dimensional method combines the fundamentals of Russian piano schools with Eastern philosophies, particularly yoga. The aims are focusing your piano practice, improving concentration, effectively building strength in the muscles which work the fingers and hands, establishing good posture at the piano and conquering performance nerves amongst other topics.

Piano-Yoga® radically improves technique and unblocks tension. The method promotes noticeable progress on the piano by utilising the principles of movement, gravity and breathing thus forming a more organic approach towards piano playing. It can also be used as a stress management technique. In the heart of the method lies Piano-Yoga® book ‘Transform Your Hands:10 week course of piano exercises’.

Piano-Yoga® draws on specific methods which encompass the holistic personal development and well-being of the player and as a result helps to open and connect both mind and body.

Who would most benefit? Professional musicians, piano teachers, amateur pianists of the intermediate and advanced level, young people from the age of 15 upwards and children with the supervision of parents.

How can Piano-Yoga® session help you? Prior to the session we would encourage you to fill out our Piano-Yoga® Assessment Form, which will be sent to you once we confirm the booking. The form will allow you to focus on your most important pianistic questions, which could range from technique to post trauma rehabilitation issues, also performance nerves, organisations of piano practise or a simple tiredness during and after your practice.

About GéNIA: Described by The Times as ‘an outstanding musician’, Russian virtuoso concert pianist and composer, GéNIA, is an acclaimed pioneer on the classical music scene, with numerous TV and radio appearances. The founder of Piano-Yoga®, ‘the first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years’, GéNIA was taught by her great-grandmother, the renowned pedagogue Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz) and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama & Trinity College of Music in London, where she received numerous awards and prizes. GéNIA gives masterclasses, workshops and Piano-Yoga® retreats worldwide, whilst running her Piano-Yoga® studio in Central London. Her Piano-Yoga® has been featured in most music publications in the UK. In 2012 she launched live series of Piano-Yoga® lessons on BBC London Radio 94.9.

Location: Paul Beuscher Shop, 17-27, Bd Beaumarchais,75004 – Paris

Booking: Tickets can be bought in advance via our website or by giving us a call on +44 (0) 20 7226 9829. For further information email us or Skype ‘piano-yoga’. Please note that sessions are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

‘Piano-Yoga® makes best use of your specific anatomy, strength and flexibility to help your playing’ 

Pianist Magazine, UK

 

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Piano-Yoga® featured on the cover of The Piano Bench Mag

January 16th, 2017 — 10:27am

IMG_3638Piano-Yoga® founder GéNIA has been featured in the January issue of renowned piano teaching magazine Piano Bench Mag. The issue can be purchased from itunes here and google play here.

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