|Imagine you had a magic wand that would instantly create the one change you want most in your playing — what single change would you wish for?
A more reliable technique? More freedom to let go and express yourself? Less anxiety about performing?
Whatever it is, it’s more within you reach than you think.
I thought you’d like you to hear directly from some real live pianists who actually accomplished their heart’s longing in my Transformative Piano Master Class Series.
Mari gained confidence in her abilities.
“Until now I struggled a lot as a solo pianist. But because of this series, my life has been transformed – I feel confident, and I know I have the skills to actually achieve my goals.”
— Mari Hwang, alum of Manhattan School of Music
Shin freed up his wrist and felt encouraged about his expressive ability.
“I learned so much as a general participant at this series and witnessed amazing changes in the performers’ playing. 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.”
— Shinichiro Inaji, amateur pianist
Clara’s playing opened up as she released tension.
“The mindfulness practices were magical and connected me to my true, inner self. And Madeline helped me let go of a lot of tension at the piano. My playing became more authentic.“
— Clara Zhang, alum of University of Massachusetts
Louis gained new knowledge and inspiration as a teacher.
“As a piano teacher, watching Madeline work with students at this series was invaluable. And the community experience of mutual trust and respect deepened my love of teaching.“
— Louis Yungling
Mirna’s practicing became more enjoyable and productive.
“In this series we engaged in a wonderful exploration of sound and freedom, which made my practice sessions very productive and enjoyable. I’m thankful to see a path ahead, and I’m looking forward to continuing this exploration.“
— Mirna Lekic, faculty, Mannes School of Music
How did they do it?
Here are the five components that make this series different from any other program for pianists:
State-of-the-art guidance in piano technique, so you can rely on your body under pressure.
Mindfulness techniques that deepen your connection to the sounds you’re making, so you can trust and express your deep musicality onstage.
Organic rhythmic principles that help you create powerful, natural momentum in your performances.
Three mindfulness techniques away from the piano to help you release mental tension, expressive blocks, and performance anxiety.
Group support with other, like-minded participants through weekly discussions at each class, as well as in a private Facebook group, so you can share the transformative process and relax with your fears about performing.
And I’d love to have you be a part of this year’s series, starting on June 21.
Applications are coming in quickly toward the June 10 deadline, so check out all the information and apply now for one of the huge scholarships available.
And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
I’m getting excited to meet everyone at the series. I hope you can be one of them!