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.
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.
'Couldn't help but exclaim '1B, that's me!' Not having any specific system and certainly not the depth of training she has, I was surprised to find that position 1B exactly matches how I play in public despite being taller than average. This was my first glimpse of Piano-Yoga® and enough to make me believe GéNIA knows what she's talking about.'
Darius Brubeck, American jazz pianist and educator
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
En Métro, station BASTILLE, lignes 1, 5 et 8.
En Bus, lignes 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86 et 87.
En voiture: Parking Vinci (53, rue de la Bastille)
ou Parking Q-Park (34, rue de Lyon)
Possibilité pour charger de la marchandise
de s'arrêter sur la contre-allée
du 27 Bd Beaumarchais.
'Piano-Yoga® makes best use of your specific anatomy, strength and flexibility to help your playing’
Pianist Magazine, UK
Sessions Time & Availability:
- 10.30-11.00 Booked
- 11.30-12.00 Booked
- 12.00-12.30 Booked
- 12.30-13.00 Booked
- 15.30-16.00 Available
- 16.00-16.30 Available
- 16.30-17.00 Available
- 17.00-17.30 Available
- 17.30-18.00 Available
- 18.00-18.30 Available
Fees: €30 per 30 minutes and €50 per 60 minutes
Booking: Tickets can be purchased in advance via our website (see below) or telephone. Please note that advance booking is essential to guarantee the appointment.
Further enquires: email us or call: +44 (0) 20 7226 9829 or Skype 'piano-yoga'. Please note that Piano-Yoga® sessions are conducted in English and Russian.
Ticket: €30.00 per 30 minutes and €50 per 60 minutes
Purchase your ticket by clicking the 'Buy Now' button. After purchasing your ticket please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your time preference for your session. If you would prefer an alternate payment method, please contact us below.