Do you long to feel

• more connected
• less tense
• fluent and expressive

as you play the piano?

Holistic substitute for Hanon

Piano Portals is a holistic daily practice for the thinking pianist and teacher. It's a radical substitute for conventional exercises which challenges pervasive assumptions about technique.

Ready to think outside the box?

What if 'received wisdom' could be letting you down? Piano Portals uncovers transformational elements of able players' techniques that've been all but neglected by orthodox pedagogy.

Post-beginner to Advanced

Play with fluent, expressive technique, without excess tension, at any level.

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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.”

Anne, Pianist

For the radical piano teacher

Don't settle for slog - substitute mechanical exercises for transformational fresh tools!

Empower your teen-to-adult students with fresh priorities in their practice.


A Fresh Approach

  • Don't follow dogma - deepen self-awareness and become the expert
  • Take responsibility for your progress and well-being
  • Address blocks in your technique - and watch those in repertoire dissolve
  • Don't go back to square one - meet yourself where you are
  • Discover what's holding you back - but keep what's working well

Sense and Self-Awareness

Piano Portals is primarily a radical approach to technique. Straightforward and profound, it eschews the inscrutable complexity of some approaches.

Piano Portals doubles as a fresh philosophy for learning repertoire assuredly, integrating fluent, expressive technique every step of the way.

Piano Portals aids presence and focus. It features engaging music at every stage, which can be explored in countless creative ways to transform technique.

Read the back story of how Piano Portals founder, pianist Stephen Marquiss MA (Cantab.), journeyed from artistic disembodiment to assured performing in his 30s...