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About Piano Education of Amateurs

An amateur has two stages of getting pleasure from playing the piano:
1. The 1st stage is getting pleasure from the ability to just play the piece correctly with both hands.
2. The 2nd stage is getting pleasure from the creative approach to the piece. When the performer becomes the creator of the played piece. When he feels ease and pleasure from playing, and the played piece sounds very fine and harmonious — just the way the performer wants it to sound.

But as a rule, the amateur gets stuck on the 1st stage. It happens because the amateur experiences difficulties when playing an analyzed piece, and he doesn't know how to overcome these difficulties. The amateur begins to repeat the piece a few times, begins to play the piece with even more expression, even more feeling, but his playing doesn't become prettier or more comfortable because of his efforts. He loses interest to the given piece and has to start analyzing and learning a new piece, putting aside the given piece with hopes that after a few days he'll want to play this piece again and get pleasure from playing.

All this happens because the amateur doesn't possess the musical means of expression. He doesn't know how to correctly express his feelings through music (through sounds, paint, intonation, movement, time) on the instrument so that all feelings are fully reflected in the piece while playing it.

You'll discover new possibilities of self-expression and creativity after passing the "PianoWell" course.
You'll enter the world in which, as in a pretty dream, you'll be able to create your world with the help of paint and sounds. And most importantly, you'll be able to realize all your ideas through the correct and competent playing on the instrument. You'll become the creator of the piece you play and move to a new level of performing.

You'll have the following results after studying in our school:
1. You'll completely open up in music by the creative approach and the knowledge that you'll obtain.

2. You'll develop your internal ear — you'll be able to produce sounds of various qualities, movement of sounds and their harmony in your head. And then reproduce these sounds with accuracy on the instrument knowing how fingertips, fingers and wrists are responsible for these ideas.
You'll develop a feeling that you paint a picture with sounds just like with paints.

3. You'll discover the possibility of internal singing while playing, i.e. you'll learn to "sing on the instrument" by the correct intonation. When playing with the correct intonation, vocal cords and throat muscles work just like in regular singing, and your voice's timbre becomes the sounds that you play. You'll begin to breathe correctly while playing by the correct intonation. After such playing your consciousness clears up, and a feeling of lightness and freshness appears.

4. You’ll master musical speech by which you’ll develop a feeling that you can expressively "speak with sounds of your piano". That’s because musical speech expresses all gradations of emotions through intonation of different intervals.

5. By the sense of motifs and phrasing in the piece, you'll develop a feeling that you use rhyme to create verse.

6. By the sense of form in the piece, you’ll develop a sense of form and integrity. The piece you play will be organized into a certain story where there’s beginning, development, rising to climax, climax and conclusion. Thanks to these nuances of form, which are expressed through intonation, you’ll be able to as though grasp the piece with your breath.

7. You’ll develop the internal sense of meter (pulse of the piece). You’ll be able to organize sound space of the piece that you play — select a suitable tempo, feel the internal pulsation while playing and easily enter the main tempo after a slight rubato.

8. You’ll discover the beautiful world of harmonies (chords and consonances). You’ll learn to submerge into harmonic texture of chords and delicately feel emotional coloring of each chord. You’ll learn to imagine sounds in harmony tint and will be able to accurately express its coloring through sound and intonation.

9. You'll learn to feel all nuances of sound loudness with your internal ear. You'll be able to imagine the quietest sounds — transparent distant shades or tender clouds, as well as the loudest sounds.

10. You'll also develop artistry — you'll no longer have problems with courageous, confident performance to the audience.

Musical means of expression (MEMs) — sound timbre, sound movement, intonation and weight, harmony, dynamics and balance, articulations, sound texture, pedal, musical speech, phrase, form, meter, image and artistry — will allow you to get pleasure from creativity and creation of the piece. You'll feel the fullest realization and satisfaction from the completed work. The played piece will sound as pretty as you always wanted it to sound. And playing will be very pleasant and comfortable.



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