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    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?

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    Do you ever...

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

    at any level of playing experience?

  • hero4

    Do you ever...

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

    at any level of playing experience?

  • hero3

    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?

Do you ever...

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

as you play the piano?

Holistic substitute for exercises

A comprehensive daily practice for expressive, efficient technique and mental presence.

Forget frustration - find facility

For post-beginner pianists with a holistic outlook: could conventional wisdom actually be holding you back? Experience a transformative approach that works with your body.

For open-minded advanced players: refine the minutest details of your technique. Eliminate unnecessary tension. Effortlessly communicate musical structure and narrative line.

Your playground for self-discovery

Musical portals for refining coordination and playing fluently and expressively.

“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

Are you a radical teacher of teens to adults?

Offer your students this wonderful gift: an empowering approach to technique; a non-prescriptive, open-ended approach to deep-learning repertoire; an enjoyable route to performing confidently.

Rejuvenate your own playing

Hone your own technique still further. Revisit any remaining insecurities from fresh angles.

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Piano Portals - Technique in the Flow Zone

  • Piano Portals brings fresh, radical 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, musical context.
  • It doubles as a mindful practice for mental presence, a fail-safe approach to deep-learning new repertoire and as beautiful concert repertoire in itself.

Sense and Self-Awareness

Piano Portals is born of honest, tireless observing and experimenting. It prioritises fundamentals of able players' techniques that history has overlooked.

Piano Portals is open-ended and non-prescriptive. Transform your playing in countless creative ways. Find fresh and 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 invoke layer upon layer of new-found freedom in fluent, expressive playing.

Piano Portals originated in a real-life story of frustration to facility. Read the back story of how Stephen journeyed from artistic disembodiment to confident performance in his 30s...