Piano-Yoga(R) Workshop Goes to Oxford

Top Quote Piano-Yoga®, in conjunction with The Oxford Piano Group, goes to Oxford! End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 05, 2012 - This time we tread the boards at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building as visionary Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA brings her cutting-edge Piano-Yoga® method to St Hilda's College. At the most modern music venue in Oxford, pianists of advanced-beginner to advanced level can draw inspiration from this historic and atmospheric setting and will find everything they need to transform their playing whilst enhancing their well-being.

    A Piano-Yoga® Workshop is the perfect opportunity for immersion in this fun and effective new holistic piano method, allowing participants to experience all that Piano-Yoga® has to offer, with a combination of posture and back release classes, technical 'Piano-Yoga®' exercises, performance psychology and group piano masterclasses. Unlike regular Piano-Yoga® lessons, a workshop 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. And given how solitary the life of a pianist can be, one of the main pleasures of a workshop is the opportunity to work as part of a group of like-minded people, make new friends and share ideas.


    10:30 - 11:00 Posture & Back Release Exercises
    11:00 - 11:45 Dealing with Stage Fright and Nerves
    11:45 - 12:00 Coffee Break
    12:00 - 13:00 Performance Workshop

    Who can attend a Piano-Yoga® Workshop?

    Piano-Yoga® Workshops are open to amateur and professional pianists alike of all levels from the age of 14 upwards. From conservatoire students looking to polish their technique and concert pianists concerned about an injury, to 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 and join us, leave their worries at the door, kick off their shoes and enjoy their favorite activity in a friendly and relaxed environment. No prior experience of yoga necessary.

    About Piano-Yoga®:

    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 the fundamentals of the Russian piano school with principles from Eastern philosophy and yoga, 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, one-to-one tuition, and the method is suitable for pianists of all levels.

    'It really does work... Many ailing 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 2007. A visionary pedagogue, GéNIA also runs the highly successful GéNIA Music Piano School in London. GéNIA's latest blog on the inspiration behind the Piano-Yoga® retreats is available now at www.piano-yoga.com/blog/.

    Booking Information

    Date: 13th May 2012
    Venue: Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY
    Duration: 10.30 - 13.00
    Fees: www.theoxfordpianogroup.co.uk
    Enquiries: t: 020 7226 9829 | m: 07948 447492 | e: info ( @ ) piano-yoga dot com

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