Idea - Image - Technique in the Chopin & Neuhaus' legacy; a key to artistically integrated piano playing.

To become a winner of Van Cliburn, P. Tchaikovsky or F. Chopin competition might be a very lucky event to the each one pianist; such luck, however, rather is not easily obtainable to very many of us, who in any event might seriously want to play the piano actually well...

In any case a relatively greater success in the piano could be achieved much easier if the pianists would properly be inform HOW to effectively conjoin and use theirs musical and manual armory. The problem begins exactly at this point: we should adequately determine the gifts and the skills, which every future pianist must be equipped with, starting his/her personal piano education.

Excellent musical hearing and physically correct hands are commonly understood as the indisputably important basis needed in the piano schooling, generally. Unfortunately, when the whole process actually begins - the hands and theirs acting become the main, nearly unique object of the pedagogical interest. This very common error causes many serious troubles in the future piano schooling. Firstly, enormously focusing attention on the hands, exactly - on theirs functioning, which - besides - usually is being interpreted in truly irrelevant way. Secondly, throwing aside the most important segment of the matter - the whole sequence of questions related to artistic creativity, however just these components should become the most basic points of interest in any artistic schooling. We should see a manner of handling the imagination and the artistically active, ANTICIPATIVE HEARING as the actually leading problem of the piano technical education. Especially just the anticipative internal hearing must be interpreted as the first and most important mental device being responsible for effectiveness in developing of technique of playing the piano.

Factually, the Chopin & Neuhaus' Method, apparently, is the first one that not only theoretically maintains, but also practically offers the fully adequate solutions related to problems of that kind. As a result, it changes the piano practice into artistically vivid, highly interesting and very fruitful process that should engage the mind & body entirety of the teachers as well as of their students, too.

The Chopin's order can greatly help not only the pianists: this idea could advantageously be used in many different fields of the musical practice, generally. The Chopin's golden rules of piano technical schooling were theoretically finished by Prof. H. Neuhaus in his writings, and practically proved and in his long-term pedagogic work.

Well, using the Chopin & Neuhaus ' Method in the everyday musical practice:

You will experience the marvelous feeling of real INTEGRITY between physical and mental elements in your playing; the factual contact between yours fantasy and your hands would be settled up in the really short time. As well, soon after, you will be able to find out a joy that must arise when possibility to coordinate the fingers' action through the active musical fantasy would positively be found.

The tiring pressure of mechanical difficulties disappears forever; your mind will share and enjoy the feeling of easiness that becomes the natural status of your hands.

It means - you will truly be LIBERATED from any shadow of instrumental slavery and, thanks to it - quite soon you will be able to begin your work as instrumentally conscious and artistically INDEPENDENT pianist.

This is the way I have found after long-standing, compact and extensive studies and experiments.

It could be yours Way, too! Welcome!

Actualized: 2005-02-09