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GéNIA Performs on BBC London Radio Breakfast Show

January 21st, 2014 — 9:41am

BBC London Reaio 94.9
Tune in to BBC London Radio, 94.9FM, on digital and online, on Saturday 1st Febuary 2014 where Jo Good and  Simon Lederman will be interviewing GéNIA on the Early Breakfast Show. This week they will be discussing GéNIA’s upcoming concert a Kings Place, 9th Febuary 2014, where she will be playing pieces by Nik Bartsch, Max de Wardnener and her own compositions. GéNIA will also début several pieces from her forthcoming album, Thought’s of Today, Dreams of Tomorrow, for the first time live on air!

Click HERE to listen online.
Click HERE to listen to GéNIA’s music.
Click HERE to buy tickets for the concert.
Click HERE to find out more about GéNIA’s performances.

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GéNIA Featured in Kings Place ‘What’s On’ Magazine

November 21st, 2013 — 11:27am

GéNIA in Kings Place What's on Magazine

The winter edition of ‘What’s On’, the calibrated performance venue Kings Place’s quarterly magazine, features a full page Q&A with GéNIA where she is asked about her love of the piano, how yoga has informed her playing and her performances at the Out Hear event and with Max de Wardener in 2014.

Click HERE or on the image to read the article.
Click HERE to read the entire issue.
Click HERE to read other reviews on GéNIA & Piano-Yoga®

Go to page 66 for GéNIA’s performance listings. 

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Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses: Day Three (UPDATE!)

October 31st, 2013 — 12:31pm

Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses at Kings PlaceFor those of you who are attending the 3rd day of our Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses this Sunday, Kings Place has told us they will be conducting maintenance work in the early morning and have asked that we move the times forward by 2 hours. Please take note of the change in times below.

 

 

 

Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Course:

12:00pm – 3:00pm (was 10:00am – 1:00pm)

Piano-Yoga® Certificate  Course One:

4:00pm – 7:00pm (was 2:00pm – 5:00pm)

 

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Piano-Yoga® Foundation Course: Day Three Competition!

October 15th, 2013 — 11:08am

Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses at Kings PlaceUnfortunately, no one was able to correctly answer our latest competition question and win a ticket to our forthcoming Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Session: Day 2 on Sunday 20th October. However, we are keeping the competition open and you can still have a change to win a ticket on the Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Session: Day 3!

So, win a ticket to our forthcoming Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Session on Sunday 3rd November 2013, 10:00am at Kings Place, London by answering the following question:

Q: Which established yoga teacher was also a concert pianist?
Hint 1: She died in 1999.
Hint 2: A famous type of yoga is named after her.

Please contact us (above) to send us your answer. We will accept submissions up-to midnight on Sunday 27th October 2013. The winner will be selected randomly and notified on Monday 28th October 2013.

To be eligible for this competition please include the following information:

- Your Postal Address
- Your Contact Telephone Number
- Choose from the following that best describes your musical level: Beginner | Intermediate | Advance | Teacher | Professional Musician

Answer YES or NO to the following questions:

- Would you like to hear from Piano-Yoga® and Kings Place about future events via post?
- Would you like to hear from Piano-Yoga® and Kings Place about future events via email?

You can see more about the course HERE and HERE.
- Please note that the name of the winner will be announced on our blog, Twitter and Facebook.
- The ticket is non-transferable.

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Piano-Yoga® Foundation Course: Day Two Competition!

October 8th, 2013 — 9:08am

Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses at Kings PlaceWin a ticket to our forthcoming Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Session on Sunday 20th October 2013, 10:00am at Kings Place, London by answering the following question:

Q: Which established yoga teacher was also a concert pianist?

Please email your answer to info@piano-yoga.com. We will accept submissions up-to midnight on Sunday 13th October 2013. The winner will be selected randomly and notified on Monday 14th October 2013.

To be eligible for this competition please include the following information:

- Your Postal Address
- Your Contact Telephone Number
- Choose from the following that best describes your musical level: Beginner | Intermediate | Advance | Teacher | Professional Musician

Answer YES or NO to the following questions:

- Would you like to hear from Piano-Yoga® and Kings Place about future events via post?
- Would you like to hear from Piano-Yoga® and Kings Place about future events via email?

You can see more about the course HERE and HERE.
- Please note that the name of the winner will be announced on our blog, Twitter and Facebook.
- The ticket is non-transferable.

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Piano-Yoga® 30 Second Tips No. 6

September 11th, 2013 — 8:53am

In this video, Russian pianist and the founder of Piano-Yoga®, GéNIA, explains the necessity of teaching all students at a professional level from the very beginning, so as to avoid bad habits later on. Recorded at the Piano-Yoga® EPTA Workshop 2010.

These bite sized videos contain essential advice on piano playing from the founder of Piano-Yoga® itself, virtuoso concert pianist GéNIA, with all the material taken from the large database of Piano-Yoga® workshops, retreats and presentations that took place in the last few years.

If you wish to experience what the Piano-Yoga® method has to offer, come join us at Kings Place for our Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses, 29th September – 1st December 2013. Click HERE to find out more and book your place.

Video shot and edited by Richard Music Productions: http://www.richard-music.co.uk/

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A Kings Place Podcast with GéNIA & Piano-Yoga®

September 10th, 2013 — 10:02am

Listen to GéNIA being  interviewed by Ben Eshmade about the history of Piano-Yoga®, it’s long life benefits and the programme for the forthcoming Piano-Yoga® Certificate courses at Kings Place, London, 29th September – 1st December 2013.

You can find out more and book your place on one of our course HERE.

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Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses at Kings Place!

September 2nd, 2013 — 11:33am

Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses at Kings Place

After the highly-successful launch of the Piano-Yoga® retreats in the UK (Kings Place, Steinway Hall, Schott Music, Hilda College) – described as ‘inspiring’ by Music Teacher Magazine and ‘refreshingly unusual’ by International Piano Magazine – GéNIA returns with the new holistic Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses: The Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Course and The Piano-Yoga® Certificate Course One to give pianists from advanced-beginner to advanced level everything they need to transform their playing whilst enhancing their well-being.

‘Piano-Yoga® is a method of piano playing performing and teaching that promotes a holistic approach to education. Based on the interconnection between Russian Piano Schools with yoga and other Eastern philosophies, it takes into consideration the mind, body and energetic capacity of the individual and offers a unique approach to learning.’
What is the Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Course?

The Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Course is an holistic music course designed to teach students to play the piano with correct healthy habits and to the highest professional standard. The course aims to give in-depth information and insight into the Piano-Yoga® method. Participants will learn the basics, including the function of the hand position, establishing correct posture, mastering the main piano articulation skills, organisation of performance practice and combating pre-performance nerves. By the end of the course participants will be familiar with the main principles of piano technique and will have gained healthy habits through understanding their body, how to work with their own energy and master efficient piano practice.

What is the Piano-Yoga® Certificate Course One?

The Piano-Yoga® Certificate Course 1 aims to continue the teaching of the Foundation Course to educate students further. Introducing advanced tips on piano technique, preparing for exams strategy, combating performance nerves on the day, finding the right interpretation, developing tone-control on the piano, improving memory and giving the full aid of physical exercises to help to gain energy as well as de-stress.

Both courses will show students how to practice efficiently and use strategies that work best with their individual physique, intellect and energy state. The unique nature of these Piano-Yoga® courses will provide students with tools to use their piano playing as an alternative way to enhance their well-being and master stress-management. Both courses will culminate with the participants’ concert where guests are welcome! The classes will consist of a mixture of lectures, workshops, master-classes and physical exercises.

Can students do both courses at the same time?

Yes, it’s up to the student to decide how they want to learn the Piano-Yoga® method. For those who prefer a structured approach, Piano-Yoga® recommends to take the Piano-Yoga® Foundation Course first, followed by the Piano-Yoga® Course One. For those who would like to get immediate access to advanced Piano-Yoga® training, the Piano-Yoga® Course One can be accessed straight away. And for those who prefer to have the Piano-Yoga® experience in a more relaxed way, they are welcome to attend both courses at the same time and pick the topics that interest them most. The courses are specifically designed so that students can ‘mix & match’ sessions and choose the approach that best fits with their requirements, level and availability. Those who attend the full 4 sessions of each course will receive the relevant Piano-Yoga® Certificates.

Who are the Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses for?

The Piano-Yoga® Certificate Foundation Course and Course One are designed for pianists of all levels (late beginner to advanced) from the age of 14 upwards. Deeply informative to amateur pianists, offering new holistic pedagogical discoveries to piano teachers, helping professional musicians and conservatoire students overcome the consequences of past injuries (either psychological or physical), the Piano-Yoga® courses present ideas and strategies from which musicians of any level and profile can benefit. No previous yoga experience is necessary. All are welcome to come and study in a friendly relaxed nurturing environment. Every participant is warmly invited to share lunch with GéNIA before or after each class and try the delicious food from Green & Fortune Café at Kings Place, whilst exchanging ideas!

‘I was one revitalised pianist and a teacher ready with a new range of tools to support and develop her students! Thank you GéNIA – this was a ?ve-star course’. Karen Marshall from Music Teacher Magazine

Click HERE to see the full Itinerary for both courses.
Click HERE to the see the fees.
Click HERE to book your place (Kings Place Website).
Please email us if you have any questions.

 

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GéNIA Launches Piano-Yoga® Certificate Courses at Kings Place, London – Booking Now Open!

August 29th, 2013 — 3:28pm

Piano Yoga Certificate Course Poster

Click HERE to find out more on the Piano-Yoga® website.
Click HERE to visit the Kings Place website.

 

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Melanie Spanswick’s thoughts on the Piano-Yoga® Retreat at Kings Place

April 25th, 2013 — 9:22am

ClassicalMel Melanie Spanswick

Concert pianist and writer Melanie Spanswick (aka: blogger ClassicalMel) came to our Piano-Yoga® Retreat at Kings place on Sunday 21st April 2013. Here is a snippet of what she thought:

A series of beneficial exercises were introduced; I have done Yoga before and ended up in terrible pain so I was interested to try GéNIA’s approach. I’m happy to report that I managed every movement and am still in one piece today! The gentle exercises were useful, relaxing and calming too, allowing the back, arms, and shoulders to stretch and bend. There is no doubt that this is an excellent way to practice correct posture at the piano which is vital for good playing.

You can read the entire article at Melanie’s blog HERE.

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