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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?

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    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 approach to piano playing. It's a mindful framework for technique, underpinned by fresh, radical priorities.

For the thinking pianist with a holistic outlook, it's a comprehensive daily practice for:

  • Fluent, expressive playing
  • Deep-learning repertoire
  • Learning the Art of Conscious Flow

For post-beginner to intermediate players:

  • Do you enjoy yoga, meditation or other mindful practices?
  • Ready for radical, fresh priorities, neglected by orthodoxy?
  • Prefer to navigate your own journey than to be told what to do by 'experts'?

Transform your playing through deepening self-awareness. Enjoy practice that works with your body and within a connected state.

For advanced players:

  • Open to fresh perspectives?
  • Ready to unveil new possibilities?
  • Further refine your technique, eliminating excess tension and avoiding technique-related injury.

Become mindful within a connected state.

“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 teen-to-adult students:

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

Rejuvenate your own playing

Further refine your own technique. Astound yourself with fresh perspectives.

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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 so much more. The patterns and pieces cultivate self-awareness. Become the expert on solving your own technical difficulties.

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...