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The thumb is a foundation of everything

The thumb gives the arm a function, it builds it up while we play

Jun 4, 2024 7 minutes 49 seconds Beginner Lesson

Feel the intervals, don't just push the buttons

We need to see through the musical though, not just press keys at the piano

Jun 2, 2024 1 minute 32 seconds Beginner Lesson

Continuous movement is the key

We are looking into the opening sequence of this nocturne and basically we don't want to push the...

Jun 1, 2024 6 minutes 23 seconds Beginner Lesson

Piano Somatics: Why "How" You Play the Piano Affects the Musical Result

Alan shows how a standing hand at the piano leads to all sorts of improvement in sound quality an...

May 27, 2024 1 minute 24 seconds Beginner Lecture

Piano Somatics & Pianimals, the first piano method based on the Feldenkrais Method

Alan explains the contents of the five volume set of Pianimals books

May 26, 2024 1 minute 25 seconds Beginner Lecture

Piano Somatics & All Thumbs: Well-Coordinated Piano Technique

Alan's introduces his third book, all about the thumb's crucial role in empowering the entire han...

May 22, 2024 2 minutes 15 seconds Beginner Lecture

Piano Somatics & The Difference Between an Olympic Runner and a Jogger

Alan discusses just what it takes for your piano technique to evolve past the hobby stage

May 20, 2024 1 minute 59 seconds Beginner Lecture

Piano Somatics & Debussy's Claire de lune

Alan shows how to use hand structure and function to create a truly Impressionistic soundscape ap...

May 17, 2024 3 minutes 33 seconds Beginner Lecture

Piano Somatics - Making the Piano Sing

Alan shows how a hand that is better organized in its physical structure and function will make t...

May 10, 2024 2 minutes 28 seconds Beginner Lecture

Piano Somatics & Developing Velocity at the Keyboard

Alan shows us some of the underlying skill sets one needs to develop in order to play really fast...

May 7, 2024 3 minutes 22 seconds Beginner Lecture

Piano Somatics & Tai Chi Chuan

Alan explores the interesting overlap between the distinct walking patterns of Tai Chi and the ha...

May 5, 2024 2 minutes 27 seconds Beginner Lecture

Train your hand to the certain point and the ear will do the rest

Thinking mind is too slow, ears on the other hand can make the refinement

May 4, 2024 15 minutes 15 seconds Intermediate Lesson

Instantaneous muscular explosion and good arm flow

We keep exploring the sound we want to make

Apr 19, 2024 10 minutes 41 seconds Intermediate Lesson

Piano Somatics and scale playing

Alan asks whether the hand really passes over the thumb in scales... or not?

Apr 9, 2024 1 minute 46 seconds Beginner Information