Practising, Students, Teaching

Rewiring turns “I can’t” into “I can”

Whenever we have a thought or physical sensation thousands of neurons are triggered and get together to form a neural network in the brain. “Experience-dependent neuroplasticity” is the scientific term for this activity of continual creation and grouping of neuron connections which take place as a result of our personal life experiences. With repetitive thinking,… Continue reading Rewiring turns “I can’t” into “I can”

Practising, Studying music, Teaching

The Mindful Pianist – Mark Tanner

Mindful adjective 1. attentive, aware, or careful (usually followed by of): mindful of one's responsibilities. 2. noting or relating to the psychological technique of mindfulness: mindful observation of one's experiences. The Mindful Pianist by pianist, teacher composer and examiner, Mark Tanner is the latest volume in the Piano Professional series published by Faber Music in… Continue reading The Mindful Pianist – Mark Tanner

Repertoire, Uncategorized

Mindfulness – the piano collection

I showed this new book from Faber Music to one of my teenage students and she exclaimed "Wow! That's so cool!". She told me she liked the design, the selection of pieces and above all the illustrations which one can choose to colour in between practise sessions. Mindfulness, a simple practice of meditation which encourages… Continue reading Mindfulness – the piano collection