"Is it reasonable to expect the master's consummate ease at the piano when the daily routine of practice never glimpses it? One might as well expect perfection in the technique of swimming from daily golf-playing."
Abby Whiteside, The Pianist's Mechanism (1929)
Are you envious
of 'talented' players for whom it all seems effortless; those who play joyfully by ear, memorise and perform confidently?
Are you progressing?
Whiteside humbly acknowledged that her 'talented' students were truly progressing and the others weren't. This kickstarted a lifelong challenge to convention in technique. Do we cultivate or inhibit flowing, expressive whole-body playing coordination in our day to day practice?
Technique for the 21st century
Inspired by Whiteside, Piano Portals offers a groundbreaking, holistic online framework for technique which:
- Spotlights elements of 'talented' players' coordinations that are sorely neglected in conventional pedgagogy
- Empowers Elementary-Intermediate players to play fluently and expressively without excess tension
- Empowers Intermediate-Advanced players to master the 'holy grails' of dynamic control, rhythmic evenness, ornamentation, cantabile, balance, memorising and more
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“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.”