Piano Portals Founder, Stephen Marquiss, journeyed from frustration to facility in playing in his 30s and 40s.
In the late 1990s, he left music school frustrated by recurring injury and a ceiling on technique.
Stephen spent 25 years refining a groundbreaking, holistic approach empowering Elementary to Advanced pianists to play to their potential.
Inspired by Abby Whiteside (1881 - 1956), Piano Portals has evolved into an accessible, enjoyable framework for technique and radical substitute for conventional exercises.
Stephen has become one of the most experienced pianist/tutor/speakers of his generation. In 2017 he became a piano tutor for the prestigious Jackdaws Music Education Trust in the UK and gave well-received seminars at the UK Music and Drama Education Expo in 2020 and 2023.