DO YOU PLAY A LITTLE PIANO?
You may not own up to it or even think you may not be that good... But somewhere, along the way, you've touched a few keys or even taken a few lessons and thought:
- "I'm not good at this!"
- "This seems like it should be fun, but it's boring to practice!"
- "I don't really feel like I'm creating anything!"
- "I'm just going through the motions!"
But, instead playing piano should be about capturing something real, emotional, and spontaneous: things we often strive to capture in our lives.
What you can expect from piano coaching:
Working with energy and LISTENING to express yourself musically, even if - especially if! - you're making it up as you go along. Life has no script, but if you can live in the moment, you're ready to put more focus into your life. Listening is a key!
Think of comparing your experience with the piano to that of learning lines as an actor.
- Maybe you don't feel up to memorizing Hamlet's "To be or not to be..." soliloquy.
- Maybe you have it memorized, but you're not sure what it means.
- Even still, maybe your heart's not in the performance because these are somebody else's words.
None of that means that you can't give, in your own music, and in your own style, your delivery on what it means to feel the same things as Shakespeare.
IN OTHER WORDS: You can improvise and express music on the piano like a maestro, without having any blocks to making your own statement with the music.
With improv, you're the actor, the writer, the musician, and the artist all at the same time. It's all about being present and "on".
AND If you can be ON at the piano, you can translate that into being ON in your life outside the session.