"Piano-Yoga® is more than a book of exercises. It is a holistic approach focusing on all aspects of performance and the performer. The exercises increase strength and coordination between different parts of the finger and hand, but also focus on the complex relationship between the whole body and mind in the act of performance. This approach focuses on the fundamentals of all music making and is not reserved for GéNIA's advanced, but for all of her, students."
Ian Grundy, pianist, piano teacher and composer
"I found GéNIA's exercises quite odd at first. I felt the stretches act as though they were a workout for my hand. After the exercises, in the playing of my pieces, my hands felt very warmed up and more capable of stretches and passages, much more so than if I had played scales alone. In just a few weeks my hands felt permanently larger and stronger."
Alexander Stubbs, pupil, Westminster School, recipient of Westminster Music Scholarship 2005-2010
"I am so impressed by the Piano-Yoga® exercises. By doing them regularly I have noticed it allows me to stretch my hands more and more and my span on the piano is continuously increasing. I notice changes on a weekly basis. I highly recommend these exercises to everyone who wants to increase their hand span and it's flexibility. As a yoga practitioner I particularly enjoyed the breathing together with the piano exercises I find it incredibly relaxing."
Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin, photographer
"I have found the gentle and easy exercises in Piano-Yoga® helped me focus my whole self toward my practice, centering and calming me at the beginning of my practice session, thereby enabling me to concentrate more during practice. Piano-Yoga® exercises have helped me develop strength and flexibility in my fingers, which is essential for beginners like me."
Julius Beltrame, Director of Operations, Europe Telecommunication Systems Ltd.
"Having tested out Piano-Yoga with students aged seven to 70, I can't help but be impressed by it. My students have developed a greater finger control and the wrist exercises have really improved their phrasing".
Karen Marshall, Music Teacher Magazine
"After eight years of formal piano lessons and twelve years of not playing, the idea of starting again made me very nervous. Based on my previous old school experience, I expected to have to spend months playing scales and technical exercises before being able to enjoy playing to my old standard. GéNIA's Piano-Yoga® was a real revelation to me. In a few weeks I was already playing a lot of my old repertoire. I highly recommend Piano-Yoga® to busy people who wish to get the most out of their practice time."