- 10 detailed tutorials corresponding to the 10 groundbreaking Workouts
- 5 bonus videos featuring 1-2-1 demos of the Workouts in practice
- 43-page interactive course e-book
- Results from 25 years of critical thinking on technique
- A lifetime's daily practice for less investment than a few high-level lessons
Don't many pianists swear by finger exercises?
Many also don't. Finger exercises cultivate a different coordination from fluent, expressive playing. Is it possible that those most innately coordinated who embrace regular exercises thrive regardless, impervious to any deterimental effects? Where does that leave the rest of us? For me, it was up against a technical wall! I needed to free up, reconnect and integrate my whole-body coordination. I couldn't achieve this with finger exercises.
What about just practising repertoire?
It depends where you currently are. If all's well, with no excess tension or technical difficulty, fine! But repertoire isn't designed to refine technique. A parallel practice prioritising helpful fundamentals in a purpose-designed musical environment offers space to deepen self-awareness. Through this, you can free up and integrate what's 'stuck' and leave what's working well alone! You can then juxtapose these simpler contexts with your repertoire and learn from them.
I teach children. Can I use the Workouts with them?
Yes! The Workouts are a transformational, enjoyable substitute for Dozen a Day-style exercises. They free and integrate rather than fragment and inhibit the whole-body coordination.
Are the Workouts helpful for Intermediate-Advanced players?
Yes! As with all Piano Portals resources, you're the boss! You decide how deeply to journey into self-awareness. As an Advanced player myself, I still revisit them often to check in with my body and mindset and scan for and eliminate excess tension.
Is there a time limit to course access?
No. Once enrolled, you have unlimited access.
Can I revisit 'completed' Lessons?
Yes. Once enrolled, you have unrestricted access to all Lessons and resources.