Do you think it's possible to have a Piano Zen experience while practicing? Believe me, it can happen!
I realized 12 years ago that a slower, more mindful approach to practicing the piano was not only a more effective, quicker way to learn but also a more natural and musical way as well.
Most people that try to learn the piano bring a lot of tension and anxiety to the process. However, it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, practicing the piano can be a wonderful, relaxing, and deeply expressive experience. And, you'll find that is easier than you ever imagined!
The Stillpoint approach combines relaxing and mindful contemplative techniques to make learning the piano a calm, pleasant, stress-free experience.
Stillpoint techniques help you to slow down the way you learn so that you can find a balance between mind and body.
If you have an interest or experience in Eastern disciplines like tai chi, yoga, qi gong, or Zen meditation, you will find the Stillpoint techniques very familiar and engaging.
However, you don't have to be a tai chi or yoga enthusiast to get benefits from the course. You may just be interested in a musical activity that provides a little relief from the tension and stress of your busy day!
When you take a Stillpoint lesson, it is like having a Stillpoint instructor right there with you guiding every step of your piano lesson. All of the guess work about how to practice the piano is gone.
This program will encourage you to embrace mindfulness at the piano to unlock your true, unlimited musical potential.
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- laptop computers
- smart phone
- personal computer
- acoustic piano, digital piano, or keyboard
- Learn the secrets to playing the piano naturally and expressively - even as a beginner
- Learn to read and interpret music notation
- Learn how to improvise and express yourself creatively
- Learn to play contemporary piano solos with mature sounding musical expression
- Use the unique Stillpoint techniques to learn how to practice effectively and efficiently on your own
- Using a blend of Western and Eastern techniques, learn the secrets of musical interpretation
Thomas Rheingans is the creator and author of the Stillpoint Method.
Piano Zen describes the experience students have when they study the Stillpoint Piano Method.
Thomas Rheingans has been studying and performing music for over 30 years and has been a piano instructor for 25 years.
Thomas has taught college level courses in classical, jazz, and music theory. As a piano student, he was awarded full scholarships for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from the University of Illinois.
Thomas currently owns and operates Rivergoose Records LLC - an independent record label and production company that also provides music education services. He has recorded eleven albums in varying genres including jazz, Broadway, classical, and contemporary.
In addition to his performing career, he has composed and arranged music for musical theater and independent films.
The Stillpoint Piano Method is the culmination of Thomas’ own musical and spiritual journeys over the past 25 years.
In that time, he discovered new and illuminating ways to play the piano more effectively and expressively.These discoveries evolved in the Stillpoint Piano Method.
The Stillpoint Method is designed to help beginning piano students develop multi-sensory awareness while practicing and playing the piano.