Classical Piano, Musicality & Expression
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata has been played countless times, by countless pianists, but none of them have ever played it the way you will.
Yes, playing classical piano takes practise and technical precision, but it also requires imagination, character and personality, a story - your story - that is begging to be told.
Our classical piano teachers have developed some of the best methods and techniques for helping you to unleash your inner artist. Our piano teachers will ask you to let go of your inhibitions and release your dreams, fears, sadness, joy, even your sense of humour, out into the world. You may be required to become an actor playing a role, an artist painting a landscape, a poet or a philosopher. Your music may be very personal, an expression of events in your life, struggles, achievements, thoughts, or secrets.
Once you have learned the piano score, the notes and written markings of whichever piece you are working on in your classical piano lessons - that’s when the real work begins.
Simply by holding certain thoughts in your mind - an emotion, image, or story - the way you play the piano changes. Somehow, your fingers, arms, and body do something differently, and the resulting sound is deeper, more meaningful, and more musical.
This is the magic of playing the piano. It is, perhaps, the most difficult aspect of music to teach. Many teachers might shy away from this challenge, focusing on teaching the score, working on accuracy and technique in their piano lessons, with the goal of perfecting an idea of “what Beethoven wanted”. Piano Teachers Connect doesn’t stop here. Our classical piano teachers will guide you to a deep understanding of the music you’re playing, while also coaching and encouraging you to bring your own story and personality into play. You are the pianist now, not Beethoven, and the musical expression must come within you.
The experience you take away from your classical piano lessons may be one of the most rewarding in your life. The practise of playing the piano will offer you a way of expressing yourself when words are inadequate, while also helping you look inward, perhaps to find some answers to the difficult questions in life, or to provide insight and perspective on your circumstances and your place in the world.