WHAT IS THE VIDEO TUTORIAL ABOUT?
One of the most commonly asked questions amongst musicians is: 'What can I do to practice more efficiently?’ We often struggle to fulfil our potential, and believe we cannot do something, not because we cannot, but because we do not know how. GéNIA's video tutorial is an 11 Stage Guide for intermediate to advanced pianists designed to teach you how to structure your home practice in the most efficient way possible. It includes practical piano and musical advice, physical (yogic) exercises, a guide to the musical learning process, meditations and breathing exercises. Each stage lasts between 15 – 30 minutes, so you can start implementing the strategies straight away.
You will get access to the online video tutorial for a period of one year, which you can watch in any place and at any time.
The course is based on GéNIA's personal experience as a concert pianist, educator and yoga teacher. The number of aspects of the course are centered around NLP (neuro-linguistic) training and are also based on GéNIA’s personal experience. If you follow the stages of this course carefully, in 6 months you will be able to practice much more productively and efficiently. As a result, you can learn repertoire much faster, and the process of practicing will become more enjoyable.
Total Video Duration: 4 hours 28 minutes
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"GeNIA’s ‘Transform Your Practice: A Complete 11 Stage Guide’ is truly a design for living. I have found it to be a holistic approach to playing my instrument, and use many of the principles in my piano practice and equally my every day living. It has allowed me to become calmer, become more realistic about my goals and outlook, and of course, playing music. I have certainly improved my practice from this approach. Thank you, Genia."
"GéNIA is one of the most exciting, dynamic and daring pianists I've met in recent years. Her approach to the development of piano technique and personal development are both highly effective and original, combining the Russian tradition with a modern holistic musical outlook. I recommend the Piano-Yoga® course ’Transform Your Practice: A Complete 11 Stage Guide’ most highly."
Douglas Finch, Professor of Piano and Composition, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAMME
Intermediate to advanced pianists.
Anyone who plays a musical instrument, apart from Stage 5, which is only for pianists.
Those who wish to stop wasting time at the piano and start using their time more efficiently.
Those who cannot achieve the results that they would like, and do not understand why this is happening.
Those who are not happy with their home practice.
Those who enthusiastically start working on a piece of music only to give up too early at the first sign of difficulty.
Those who have no idea how to practice.
Those who don’t know what they want to achieve from their practice.
Those who wish to master certain pieces, but can’t come up with a plan for its completion, and therefore often procrastinate.
Those who believe the more they practice, the worse their playing gets, and are getting stressed and upset by it.
Those who are too tired to practice the way they always do.
Those who would like to broaden their horizons.
Those who often start working on a piece, and half-way through learning it decide to give up, this video tutorial is for you, as it will help you to achieve what you initially wanted.
Those who are interested in the connection between their piano playing, the mind, and our life experiences.
Teachers who would like to see their students better prepared for their lessons.
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMME
To stop wasting time at your instrument, and discover new ways of planning and organising your practice sessions.
To become your own teacher, as you will have productive tools which will enable you to monitor your progress.
To stop you saying: ‘I practice, practice, practice and I am not getting anywhere’.
To provide an educational resource for teachers, as it can help students learn how to plan, prioritise tasks and be better prepared for their lessons.
Initial Assessment, Progress Assessment and Complete Assessment
GéNIA is now offering personalised feedback for those who sign up to her 'Transform Your Practice: A Complete 11 Stage Guide' Video course.
Before beginning the course, GéNIA invites you to send her up to ten minutes of your playing and receive fifteen minutes of evaluation for no additional charge.
While continuing to work through the course, you can send GéNIA videos of your playing upon completing Stage Six and later Stage Eleven so that she can further evaluate your progress.
When you have finished Stage Six, you may send up to fifteen minutes of music and receive twenty minutes of feedback for a special fee of £50. Finally, after finishing Stage Eleven (A Complete Course), GéNIA will provide you with a thirty-minute assessment of your playing (up to twenty minutes) for a special fee of £80.
These assessments are not obligatory, but are offered as an additional resource so you can benefit more from your course studies.
To apply for the assessment please email us at .
Stage 1. Saying ‘Hello’ to your motive. Establishing your goals.
Stage 2. Harnessing your concentration.
Stage 3. Physical preparations for your practice.
Stage 4. Building a strategy.
Stage 5. Technical exercises.
Stage 6. Establishing the 3 stage process.
Stage 7. Rest.
Stage 8. Measuring your progress.
Stage 9. Trouble-shooting.
Stage 10. Working through your goals.
Stage 11. Celebrating your playing.
EDUCATIONAL CONTENT INCLUDED:
Techniques to help improve and master concentration.
Physical exercises to help you to get ready for playing your instrument.
Techniques for discovering your real motive for playing the piano.
Techniques for evaluating your progress.
Techniques to help you set up your goals.
Guidance on how to plan your practice session.
Suggested plan for a 3 hour practice session.
Suggested plan for a 2 hour practice session.
Suggested plan for a 1 hour practice session.
List of suggested piano technique exercises.
How to establish the 3 stage learning process.
How to develop your practice diary.
Strategies for troubleshooting (when you practice, but it doesn’t work).
Ideas on how to share your music with your loved ones.
Ideas on how to reward yourself after learning and mastering a piece of music.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click here to be taken to the tutorial posted on Vimeo.
Step 2: Follow the instructions on Vimeo for processing payment for the course.
Step 3: First you need to follow the link to Vimeo, and make a payment for the course. Please follow their instructions.
Step 4: Once you receive conformation from Vimeo, you will be granted access to the tutorial, which you can watch on Vimeo. The app is available on all mobile devices (as well as on computers) and you can watch this tutorial on your phone or iPad off-line at any time.
Step 5: GéNIA recommends that you listen to the tutorial in its entirety and then go back and listen to each stage 3-4 times, pausing to complete the accompanying exercises.
NEW OFFERS FOR PIANO PLAYING PROGRESS
Receive individual feedback from GéNIA!
Stage One: play up to ten minutes of music and receive fifteen minutes of feedback *for free* before starting on the course
Stage Two: play up to fifteen minutes of music and receive twenty minutes of feedback for £50.00, to be recorded after completing Stage Six
Stage Three: play up to twenty minutes of music and receive thirty minutes of feedback for £80.00, to be recorded after completing the entire video course
The response will come within 21 days.
Described by The Times as 'an outstanding musician', GéNIA has performed concerts in the UK, Europe and the USA. As an educator she has more than 20 years of teaching with masterclasses and lectures which include Trinity College of Music, Dartington and COMA Summer Schools, De Montfort University (Leicester), Lewis University (Peoria, USA), Californian Association of Piano Teachers (CAPMT) in Los-Angeles and EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) International Conferences. GéNIA is regularly invited to become involved in numerous educational projects; she is currently on the Board of Directors of "Mysuka", a Californian Children's Choir, USA. Her numerous releases are available on digital platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and many others.
GéNIA numerous accolades include the Premier Prix GSMD, the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Founders Prize for Excellence, the Dame Myra Hess Award and the Craxton Trust Award. Following her passion in holistic disciplines, she took two years off her career in 2009 to become a qualified B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher and trained with The Life Centre®, London.
GéNIA holds six instrumental diplomas: MMus (Dist), LGSM(Dist), PGDipMus(Dist), PGA(Dist), Honours Diploma of Kharkov State Institute of Arts (Ukraine) and Concert Recital Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music (Premier Prix GSMD). She started training in her native Ukraine with her great grandmother, pianist Regina Horowitz (the sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz) and later moved to the UK.
Despite her busy artistic career, GéNIA believes that education is one of the most important aspects of a progressive society, and has therefore committed herself to continue fulfilling this important educational role.
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