Piano-Yoga® Club: 'How to play your best on an unfamiliar piano in a public setting'
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About the Event
Pianists have a challenging performing life! Compared to many other musicians, we are the ones who are often faced with the difficulty of adjusting to new instruments. Sometimes, the rehearsal which is offered to us is so limited, that there is not enough time to make sure that we feel comfortable and can deliver our best in a public performance.
In this event GéNIA will offer you a strategy on how efficiently use your rehearsal time if you have it, or, how to immediately adjust to the new instrument, in case you did not have an opportunity to try it before the performance. She will share her own secret methods which served her to play in unusual circumstances, even when she had to almost jump to the concert stage straight from the train whilst changing to the concert attire on the way, just because the train was so late and the audience was patiently waiting seated at their sits in the concert hall.
In the light of the new series of Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity Guildhall graded exams, this event could be useful to those of you, who are currently preparing for their exams and feel nervous about playing on a new instrument. It could be also useful to those pianists, who like to perform in public, but often struggle to adjust to the new instrument, whether in concert settings, or just performing for their family and friends.
Join GéNIA for this interactive session, where you can ask her any questions relating to public performance and to challenges which you are normally facing when playing on the new piano!
The aim of our group is to help musicians to improve their playing through providing a creative environment and discussing all the aspects of piano playing, whilst keeping the atmosphere of the event friendly and interactive.
Following discussions with our regular participants, we are introducing a new policy:
When you join the Piano-Yoga® Club Online you will be invited to introduce yourself, and say hello, as well as to enable your video camera and microphone. We understand that it may not be possible for you to keep the camera on for a long time (for example, due to a weak connection issues), however you will be asked to enable the camera at the beginning of the event when you join. If you unable to do so, we regret that we won't be able to have you and therefore have the right to exclude you from the event with immediate effect. We are introducing these measures purely because we aim to provide a friendly environment for our club members, where they can communicate freely and discuss music and creativity. The disabled video camera produces a 'being watched' effect, and therefore makes other people uncomfortable, as we do not know the person behind the screen. We hope that you understand this and accept this policy in good sprit.
Please log in in to the event at least 5 minutes before the beginning, in case there are any technical difficulties. The virtual doors will be open from 6:15pm and you are welcome to join GéNIA from that time! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via email@example.com!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!
‘I was one revitalised pianist and a teacher ready with a new range of tools to support and develop my students! Thank you GéNIA – this was a five-star course’.
Karen Marshall from Music Teacher Magazine following our 2011 Kings Place Retreat.
‘I would encourage any pianist, amateurs and professionals alike, to sign up to one of GéNIA’s courses!’ International Piano Magazine
- Piano-Yoga® Club 10/12/2020£10£100£0