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    Do you ever...

    • hesitate or falter
    • get stuck on technical hurdles
    • feel unduly tense

    at any level of playing experience?

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    Do you ever...

    • hesitate or falter
    • get stuck on technical hurdles
    • feel unduly tense

    at any level of playing experience?

  • hero6

    Do you ever...

    • hesitate or falter
    • get stuck on technical hurdles
    • feel unduly tense

    at any level of playing experience?

  • hero5

    Do you ever...

    • hesitate or falter
    • get stuck on technical hurdles
    • feel unduly tense

    at any level of playing experience?

  • hero2

    Do you ever...

    • hesitate or falter
    • get stuck on technical hurdles
    • feel unduly tense

    at any level of playing experience?

  • hero1

    Do you ever...

    • hesitate or falter
    • get stuck on technical hurdles
    • feel unduly tense

    at any level of playing experience?

Do you ever...

• hesitate or falter
• get stuck on technical obstacles
• feel unduly tense

as you play the piano?

For pianists with a holistic outlook

Imagine for a moment that conventional wisdom might actually be holding you back - what if fresh perspectives and priorities could transform your playing?

Forget frustration - find facility

For curious post-beginner pianists - don't waste precious practice time fighting an uphill battle! Progress efficiently and enjoyably.

For open-minded advanced players - eliminate excess tension, refine the minutest details of your technique, deepen self-awareness, effortlessly communicate musical structure and narrative line.

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Piano Portals - Technique in the Flow Zone

  • Piano Portals is the only comprehensive, practical approach to technique which prioritises your deep connection to music at all stages.
  • It assumes that trying to work on technique outside of a deep musical connection is of little value, since it bypasses a key physical response.
  • It's a play-space for deepening self-awareness, refining technique efficiently and enjoyably and deep-learning new repertoire assuredly.
  • It doubles as a mindful practice for mental relaxation and focus - and as beautiful concert repertoire.

Sense and Self-Awareness

Piano Portals is common sense - it's based on what able pianists actually do when they play brilliantly. It identifies fundamental traits neglected by conventional pedagogy.

Piano Portals treats musical Flow - and your body's response - as essential to expressive, efficient technique. It's an environment for deepening self-awareness in your Flow Zone.

Piano Portals is a stimulating subsitute for Hanon, but also so much more: it's a mindful practice, a play-space for self-discovery and a journey towards expressive, efficient coordination.

Piano Portals originated in a real-life story of frustration to facility. Read the back story of how Stephen completed years of piano studies but ended up further from his goals than when he'd set out...