London, United Kingdom, September 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Piano-Yoga® Music School, lead by visionary Russian virtuoso piano-yogini, GéNIA, announces an exciting programme of piano classes, group tuition and retreats for the next academic year, offering pianists of all ages, levels and backgrounds everything they need to transform their playing whilst gaining a more in-depth insight into the Piano-Yoga® philosophy and lifestyle of well-being. Sessions take place at Schott Music and Steinway Hall in London; learners in London can also enjoy a wide range of tuition at home, whilst those further afield can take advantage of Skype Lessons:
One-to-one Piano Classes
· Standard One-to-one tuition
· Assessment Lesson
· Piano + Yoga
· Piano + Holistic Therapy
· Boot Camp Beginner
· Boot Camp Refresher
· Piano-Yoga® for Children
· Music Theory
· Aural Training
· Grades Mastering
· Jazz Lessons
· Ensemble Coaching
New for this September is a special series of Piano-Yoga® Start-up Workshops taking place at Schott Music in London, offering tuition for amateurs (both complete beginners and refreshers). This group-learning approach offers the possibility of tuition at the highest level with the founder of Piano-Yoga®, GéNIA, directly, and the opportunity to work with like-minded people, make new friends and share ideas. After this two-hour workshop, participants will be fully equipped to start playing the piano.
Now in their third season, Piano-Yoga® Retreats are an established fixture around London and the UK, offering the perfect opportunity for immersion in this fun and effective new holistic piano method, and allowing participants to experience all that Piano-Yoga® has to offer, with a combination of pure yoga and relaxation classes, technical 'Piano-Yoga®' exercises, performance psychology and group piano masterclasses. Unlike regular Piano-Yoga® lessons, a retreat provides the opportunity for participants to completely disconnect from the daily grind and get into an optimal frame of mind to focus entirely on their piano in a nurturing environment:
· 23 September 2012 Kings Place, London
· 18 November 2012 Steinway Hall, London
· 10 February 2013 Schott Music, London
· 21 April 2013 Kings Place, London
· 16 June 2013 St Hilda’s College, Oxford
Who can attend Piano-Yoga® Classes, Workshops and Retreats?
Piano-Yoga® tuition is open to amateur and professional pianists alike of all levels from the age of 14 upwards. From conservatoire students looking to polish their technique; concert pianists concerned about an injury; piano teachers looking to broaden their pedagogical horizons; and amateur pianists simply wanting to get the most out of their piano, all are welcome to come along, leave their worries at the door, kick off their shoes and enjoy their favourite activity in a friendly and relaxed environment. No prior experience of yoga necessary.
A piano method for the 21st century…
Created by Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA, the Piano-Yoga® method offers a unique system of piano playing which combines fundaments of the Russian piano school with principles from yoga and other Eastern philosophies, utilising aspects of movement, gravity and breathing to create a more natural and organic approach to piano playing, performing and teaching. Central to the method is a series of technical exercises, Transform Your Hands: a Complete Ten-Week Course of Piano Exercises, available in paperback and as an e-book. Piano-Yoga® also organises workshops, retreats, masterclasses and one-to-one tuition.
"It really does work… Many pianists have been helped with this unorthodox and unusual method." - Piano Professional Magazine
About GéNIA: Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA is an acclaimed pioneer on the classical music scene, with an eclectic repertoire embracing classical and contemporary works and multimedia projects. Initiated into the piano by her great-grandmother, Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist, Vladimir Horowitz), GéNIA attended Kharkov State Institute of Arts before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music, where she received numerous prizes. She has worked with some of the most prestigious figures in the contemporary music industry, including The Brodsky Quartet and Gabriel Prokofiev, and has released numerous albums on the Blackbox and Nonclassical labels. Following her training at The Life Centre® in London, GéNIA qualified as a B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher in 2008. A visionary pedagogue, GéNIA also runs the highly successful Piano-Yoga® Music School in London.
Bookings and Further Information
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