'It really does work!' Piano Professional Magazine
'The first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years.' Yoga & Health Magazine
GéNIA's article on 'How to obtain the best sitting position at the piano' was published in The Piano Bench Magazine, online educational publication for piano teachers.
The Piano Bench Magazine, January 2017
'It was her own experience as a concert pianist with small hands that led GéNIA (her one-word name is a creative variant of ‘Evgenia’) to look more closely at aspects of strength and flexibility that might help her play what she wanted to play on the piano – music by the maestro of big hands himself, Sergei Rachmaninov.'
Page 1 by Inge Kjemtrup, Pianist Magazine
'Piano-Yoga® makes best use of your specific anatomy, strength and flexibility to help your playing’
Page 2 by Inge Kjemtrup, Pianist Magazine, September 2015
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.
What's On Kings Place Magazine, Winter 2013/14
GéNIA recently gave an in-depth interview to the blogger Caroline Wright, the founder of the extremely informative and useful 'Memorising Music' blog. Here they discuss techniques for playing without a score and how to prevent memory lapses.
Memorising Music Blog
Kings Place has included an in-depth feature on Piano-Yoga® and GéNIA in this months Kings Place magazine, in the 'INTERACT' section. Read how GéNIA developed Piano-Yoga® out of a necessity to stretch her hands and find out what reviewers have to say about the Piano-Yoga® Retreats!
Kings Place, February 2013
'Russian pianist GéNIA longed to play Rachmaninov, and in seeking ways to safely stretch her handspan, she formed a new keyboard methodology.
International Piano, December 2012
Piano-Yoga® continues to impress the educational world, on a global scale, with a large feature in Russia's leading music arts newspaper, Igraem s Nachala.
Igraem s Nachala (Russian Magazine) October 2012
'The first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years.'
'PY is something radical.'
'An ideal way to combine an interest in Yoga with learning the piano.'
Yoga & Health Magazine December 2011
The 'Get Going' article suggests ways pianists can expand their horizon. In the 'Shape Up' section is Piano-Yoga®, alongside The Alexander Technique and BAPAM for ways to improve your technique and stay healthy.
Erica Worth, Pianist Magazine, November 2011
'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 five-star course.'
Karen Marshall, Music Teacher November 2011
'With her positive, non-defeatist approach she emphasises the joy and satifaction of playing at any level and I would encourage any pianist, amateurs and professionals alike, to sign up to one of her courses.'
Zoe Rahman, International Piano, July 2011
Murry Mclachlan, International Piano, March 2011
"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 April 2011
Nancy Lee Harper, Piano Journal (EPTA) Winter 2009, No.89
"It really works . . . All teachers should give it a try, not only for themselves but also for their pupils who deserve to play with complete relaxation and ease in all repertoire".