Mastery of Piano Technique for advanced pianists – BOOK 1
What you’ll learn
After completing the course (BOOK I, II, III) you will be ready to prepare a new piece for a successful performance in just one month. It will show you how to be in control of your deadlines, knowing exactly how much time you need to fully complete the piece. You will be able to play a medium size piece (2-5 minutes, 5 pages, such as study by F. Chopin or prelude by S. Rachmaninoff) with good technique and expression in original virtuoso tempo with full confidence on stage
‘Mastery of Piano Technique’ is a three book course with over 15 hours of illustrated videos.
This book is additional study material for Mastery of Piano Technique playlist which you can find for free on YouTube. This playlist will give you an excellent idea about this course.
Written by Russian pianist and innovative teacher Emma Leiuman.
She studied at
The Central Music School (under Kira Shashkina, teacher of Mikhail Pletnev)
The Moscow State Chopin College (under Lev Naumov, student of Heinrich Neuhaus)
The Moscow State Conservatory (Master’s degree under Prof. Pavel Nersessian, Prof. at Moscow Conservatory & Boston University).
A prize winner of international competitions, she is the creator of The PianoWell© system – an innovative system for advanced & professional pianists that improves piano technique
Her 25 years of research is presented in this ‘Mastery of Piano Technique’ book I, II, III which is illustrated with over 15 hours of videos. It is a step by step guide for professional pianists to train mental practice, inner singing, efficient hand motion as well as confident performance on stage
In this Book I you will study the foundation elements of tone production – mental practice (sound imagination & internal singing) and physical approach (posture, arm weight, wrist & elbow motion).
By the end of 30 days practice you will be able to play a simple piece of music with relaxed hands, flexible wrists, arm weight, controlling your tone as well as your finger muscles.
Study this PDF with linked illustrational videos and additional materials (underlined in the titles of each lesson of this book). When you click on the Desktop or Mobile icons you will also have access to Online interactive Book I with embedded videos. You will find this page at the beginning of the book. Weekly book updates are always reflected in this interactive version.
Who this course is for:
- Advanced pianists who are interested in learning in-depth about mental practice & efficient hand motions.