Piano technique is complex. And yet, when you understand certain basic principles of how the body works, a lot of things become simple and straightforward.
Read these inspiring stories from pianists I’ve worked with:
Jeremy broke through to real music making
“After studying piano at two conservatories and searching for decades for the most efficient way to express myself at the piano, I attended Madeline Bruser’s master class series. In just 10 minutes of working with her I had a huge technique breakthrough that allowed me to make the music I’d been longing to make my whole life. She is a true master.”
– Jeremy Wilkinson, England, Alum of Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Laura created a powerful sound with ease
“After only three lessons with Madeline, my technique felt amazingly natural and effortless. Instead of struggling for power and sounding harsh, I’m able to make a beautiful, big, round sound easily, just by making simple changes in how I use my body.”
– Laura Amoriello Chair of Committee for Pianists’ Wellness, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
Shin released tension and produced a gentler sound
“Madeline showed me how to release stiffness in my wrist and fingers by combining wrist movement with forearm rotation, which created a much gentler and deeper sound. And she commented that my hands looked really connected to my heart. That meant so much to me.
– Shin Inaji, New York
Cathy recovered from an injury
“I began working with Madeline after a performance-related injury. Almost immediately, my whole physical approach to the piano became lighter and freer, and I could play again without aggravating the injury. Even more importantly, my mental and emotional attitudes have improved – I have been enjoying practicing again.”
– Cathy Corcoran, accompanist and teacher, New Jersey
Amy found genuine confidence
“I came to Madeline to fix bad habits and improve my technique, but I almost feel like those were fixed incidentally, as I learned much more important things along the way. She taught me how to really connect with, listen to, and trust myself—both my body and my heart. I regained the confidence I had lost and learned how to create space for myself to grow, as a pianist and person.”
– Amy Lam, California, Alum of Columbia University
Everyone has a different story, personality, and way of learning. And each musical passage presents a unique set of challenges. This is what makes teaching come alive for me – I love applying basic principles to what each person needs at the moment.
So I invite you to come as you are to Unlocking Natural Piano Technique, beginning Tuesday, October 3, where you will find facts, personalized guidance, and group support that will change the picture of piano technique for you in surprising ways.
Here’s all the info and application forms.
And please let me know if you have any questions.
I’d love to see you there!