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A) Improvisation (Jazz/Classical/Open) :
Opening up improvisational flow/control/ aims
- in rhythm , melody, harmony, form ( via Jazz repertoire, Song ,Classical repertoire analysis )
- personal derived strategies in these areas.
B) Jazz and Classical piano :
- ABRSM Trinity Grades/University Entry Prep, Performance/Exam/Audition prep
- repertoire choices
- scales, arpeggios excercises
- sight reading (internal recog of pitches,lengths,fingering, dynamics, phrasing, direction, tempo : checklist and timed practice) -aural tests,
- music knowledge .
C) Technique / Single Hand Technique :
- advice on hand shape
- approaches to excercies/isolation
- excercises derived from difficult phrases
D) Performance (physical + mental) prep :
- advice on preparing mind (Inner Game, Centering etc)
- body (relationships to sport,dance,martial arts) ,
- spirit (message/meaning/intentions of the music/link to personal comparable experiences)
- analysis of seating height at/distancefrom piano
- video study/biographical info of a number of pianists of differing physical type, relaxation,
- pre and post performance stretching regimes
E) Practice :
- structuring your time with flexibility
- setting+meeting aims/structuring sessions of differing lengths/with+ away from the piano
- prioritizing weaknesses
- performance mentality during practice,
- judgment of results (esp self recording),
- practice diary etc
Lessons usually include references to many of these areas, even if there is a primary focus/request.
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