Many musicians don’t trust themselves to perform the way they want to – with physical and emotional freedom, and with deep confidence.
But it turns out that there are specific ways to build belief and trust in yourself at the piano – and in front of an audience.
It’s about training not only your body and ears at the piano, but your heart and mind.
And that’s what these pianists learned at the Piano Empowerment Group Program.
“I joined a Piano Empowerment Group because for a long time I felt like I was at a plateau with my playing. I didn’t know how to go forward, and I wanted to feel less anxious playing for others. Madeline’s amazing teaching and the wonderfully supportive small group have changed everything. I feel I am growing in confidence and starting to enjoy playing for people now – a big step forward for me. I have more freedom of movement, and I can just relax and make music.”
—Lynne Davis, North Wales
”Until I worked with Madeline in a Piano Empowerment Group I didn’t even know what I was capable of. It’s been life-changing to feel more free at the piano—both technically and musically. And it’s been amazing to be with two other pianists who are transforming their playing along with me. Seeing their breakthroughs has helped me understand more clearly how to change my own playing. And their encouraging feedback has fed my confidence that I can do it.”
— Brad Denton, Calgary
“The Piano Empowerment Group Program has turned around my whole experience of playing. It’s not easy for a teacher to change the ingrained practice habits of a mature student, but Madeline has been more than equal to the challenge. Her wise pedagogy, endless patience, and deep belief in each student’s ability to create beautiful sounds have helped me find a musical voice I didn’t know I had. Whether you’re a teacher or a student, I highly recommend that you jump on the opportunity to work with her in a Piano Empowerment Group.”
— Carol Dales, Victoria, British Columbia
- Your practicing can be more efficient and more enjoyable.
- Your body can feel more free and natural at the piano.
- Your musicality can come through more by focusing more intently on listening.
- You can get past performance anxiety and find a whole new level of fulfillment onstage.
- You can accomplish this transformation in the supportive company of like-minded pianists who are experiencing it along with you.
And I’d love to have you be a part of the new program, starting the second week of March.
The application deadline is tomorrow, March 1. So check out all the information and apply now.
And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me by replying to this email.
I’m getting excited to meet everyone in the new groups. I hope you can be one of them.
Here’s to more expressive freedom in your performances!