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    Do you long

    to feel

    • more connected
    • less tense
    • fluent and expressive

    as you play the piano?

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    Do you long

    to feel

    • more connected
    • less tense
    • fluent and expressive

    as you play the piano?

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    Do you long

    to feel

    • more connected
    • less tense
    • fluent and expressive

    as you play the piano?

  • hero1

    Do you long

    to feel

    • more connected
    • less tense
    • fluent and expressive

    as you play the piano?

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    Do you long

    to feel

    • more connected
    • less tense
    • fluent and expressive

    as you play the piano?

  • hero4

    Do you long

    to feel

    • more connected
    • less tense
    • fluent and expressive

    as you play the piano?

Do you long

to feel

• more connected
• less tense
• fluent and expressive

as you play the piano?

Holistic substitute for exercises

Piano Portals is a holistic substitute for conventional exercises which rewrites the rules on technique.

For the thinking pianist with a holistic outlook, Piano Portals advocates fresh, transformational priorities in practice that've been all but neglected by orthodoxy.

  • Do you enjoy yoga, meditation or other mindful practices?
  • Do you seek a mindful approach to your piano playing?
  • Ready to overcome blocks and difficulties in radical, creative ways?

Transform your playing through deepening self-awareness. Enjoy practice that works with your body and always within a 'connected' state - no more mechanical repetition!

Works on many levels

  • Helps post-beginner pianists to play more fluently and expressively
  • Helps advanced players to refine technique and eliminate excess tension
  • Offers a fresh approach for avoiding or moving on from technique-related injury

Learn to be mindful within a Flow state - and transform your walking, moving, driving and living too!

“Piano Portals has given me a new sense of connection to the music I am playing, releasing me from my head
into my body, fingers and senses, so that all of my being is involved.”

Anne, Pianist

For the thinking piano teacher with a holistic outlook

  • Do you enjoy yoga or other mindful practices?
  • Ready to think outside the box of orthodoxy?

Offer your open-minded teen-to-adult students:

  • a mindful approach to technique
  • a creative approach to deep-learning repertoire
  • an engaging route to confident performing

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Piano Portals - The Art of Conscious Flow

  • Piano Portals brings radical, fresh priorities to piano practice which are all but neglected by conventional pedagogy
  • It treats your deep, personal response to music as the cornerstone of technique. You hone coordination through deepening self-awareness always within a connected state
  • It doubles as a mindful practice for mental presence, a creative approach to deep-learning new music and as beautiful concert repertoire in itself

Sense and Self-Awareness

Piano Portals is born of honest observation and experimentation. It uncovers fundamentals of able players' techniques that history has overlooked. Enjoy transformative fresh priorities in practice!

Piano Portals is open-ended and non-prescriptive. Revolutionise your playing in countless creative ways. Find fresh, surprising points of focus in your practice. Overcome challenges and meet your aims.

Piano Portals is a stimulating subsitute for Hanon, but also much more. It helps you to become the expert on solving your own technical difficulties at the level of their root causes.

Read the back story of how Piano Portals founder, pianist Stephen Marquiss MA (Cantab.), embarked on a journey from artistic disembodiment to confident, expressive playing in his 30s...