Body and technique

Music is movement and at the piano this means allowing your body to play and use its movements to issue sounds from the instrument.

Using comfortable movements that are deployed functionally and economically, the player can master various demands and difficult passages. We observe posture, the use of shoulders, upper and lower arms, the wrists and hands, as well as the fingers.

A very large array of sound qualities from gentle to aggressive, or spherical to compact, and various tones likewise define particular movements.

The realisation of a desired sound image requires that it be imagined in the »inner ear« first.

body and technique

Sometimes the nuances of a change can help a passage to function effortlessly. When the movements are flowing, the music flows too and that gives the person playing a wonderful feeling of ease at the piano.

I work with music-oriented physiological techniques and offer guidance for learning various practice techniques.