From the Schott press release: ‘The Piano-Yoga® method is founded on a synergy between the Russian School of Piano Playing and Eastern Philosophies… Piano-Yoga® believes that, with a simple and holistic approach, which takes into account an individual’s physical, psychological and energetic state, one can learn faster and more easily.’
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Launch of Piano-Yoga® Club in London!
Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce the launch of Piano-Yoga® Club in London! Described as ‘Something radical’ and ‘ The first entirely new technique to emerge in the last 50 years’ by Yoga & Health Magazine, the Club will give an opportunity to learn in-depth about the Piano-Yoga® method and get advice directly from its creator, ‘an outstanding musician’ (The Times), concert pianist and composer, GéNIA. Taking place in the heart of London at one of the oldest sheet music stores, Schott Music, the Club will run every first Wednesday of the month starting September 2015 at 7pm- 8:15pm using the beautiful Steinway B kindly provided by Steinway & Sons.
The activity of the Club will involve practical exercises for pianists and a short presentation from GéNIA (please see the schedule below), followed by a Q&A session. Participants will be able to discover specific details about piano technique, learn strategies for efficient practice, get tips on dealing with stage fright and how to keep relaxed during their practice amongst other things.
The Piano-Yoga® method is founded on a synergy between the Russian School of Piano Playing and Eastern Philosophies, especially Yoga, and is suitable both for professional musicians and amateur pianists. Whether one is an advanced pianist, teacher or just starting out, Piano-Yoga® has something to offer to everyone. The more advanced a musician is, the more they can benefit from the method.
Piano-Yoga® believes that, with a simple and holistic approach, which takes into account an individual’s physical, psychological and energetic state, one can learn faster and more easily. Strongly emphasising the uniqueness of each human being, Piano-Yoga® teaches musicians how to learn to play the piano utilising their strengths, while gently working on improving their weaknesses. Whether one has tight shoulders, tension in their arms, rhythm problems, performance nerves or the inability to organise piano practice efficiently, Piano-Yoga® can offer various solutions and teach musicians how to be in charge of their own progress.
Piano-Yoga® also pays a great attention to the musician’s environment, which can be a lonely existence, especially for pianists, and we believe that the Piano-Yoga® Club will attract like–minded people and become a great place for interactive, creative and noncompetitive music making.
Date: Every First Wednesday of the month starting 2 September 2015
Venue: Schott Music Shop, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB
Fees: £25 ticket per one visit to the club; £120 – pass for 6 visits to the club valid for a year until September 2016 (£20 per ticket), £187 pass for the whole year (£17 per ticket)
Bookings: In advance and on the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance via our website using telephone/online banking or on the day with card or cash.