How to Obtain the Best Sitting Position at the Piano
On our cover this month is GéNIA. GéNIA created the Piano-Yoga® method, a unique method of piano playing that combines fundamentals of the Russian piano school with Eastern philosophies. This month she discusses 'How to Obtain the Best Sitting Position at the Piano'. When deciding on a topic, for GéNIA to write on, the choice was difficult so be sure to visit her blog and explore what else she has to offer too!
Notes with Nick and Be Kind to Yourself By Nick Ambrosino
You will get a double dose of wisdom from Nick Ambrosino in this issue, not only does he answer a question in his column Notes with Nick, but he also shares something we all need to be reminded of from time to time as we work to improve and grow our studios - we need to remember to be kind to ourselves. Nick shares some insights and ideas that will help you Be Kind to Yourself.
Put the Lid Down and Step Away from the Piano!
Daniel Bennett, blogger and author of Water Pianism, returns to address the little discussed topic of 'motor imagery’ and the place of the Mind and Ego in learning to play the piano. I always find Daniel's writings to be provocative and this article in particular has inspired me to undertake an experiment with a couple of my students. If they follow through, you may see more on this experiment in an upcoming issue.
3 Tips for Successful Studio Promotion
Growing a piano studio is a year round task and Judy Naillon has 3 Tips for Successful Studio Promotion addressing the mindset that is needed to be successful in this endeavor.
Play to Learn: Let's Play! By Michael Katz
Michael Katz has some tips on how you can improvise using George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm in his column Play to Learn: Let's Play. As always, Michael provides bit-sized chunks allowing you to easily master and share with your students.
To a Healthier New Year!
Then I share about 4 products I have used or learned about over the years that I believe have been instrumental to maintaining my health and overall wellness in To a Healthier New Year!