Five-Day Workshops in Vienna

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'40 moving fingers, 8 moving feet'  ~with Anastasia Kaminskagia

In this workshop students will learn important ensemble skills, experience the independence of their bodies while playing, stabilize the sense of rhythm, and acquire  improvising proficiency. Piano playing can be interactive and made into a fun game between friends/classmates with activities, such as improvising with Blues scales and Balkan folk tunes, and the musical chairs game "The Beatletrain". Through such games students will build a strong sense of rhythm and learn to accompany. View some samples from Kaminskagia's "Piano Comics" below!


Yes, You Can Compose!   ~with Lisa Neher

Have you ever wanted to write your own music, but didn't know where to start? Never fear. 

Over the five days of the course, Dr. Lisa Neher will guide you through writing your own composition for piano. You will learn skills including: finding inspiration; generating and developing melodies, harmonies, and rhythms; structuring your ideas into a form; editing and polishing your music, and more, all in a fun, supportive environment that fosters creativity and exploration. 

Already a composer? Dr. Neher will provide optional challenge exercises and tips so that you can take your writing to the next level. 

You will walk away from this course with a complete piece.


Experiencing More Freedom and Ease at the Piano   ~with Kathryn Woodard

Most students will agree that playing the piano is one of the most complex activities they do any given day. This kind of activity deserves rigorous, detailed training of movement so that students can improve skills, play with more ease, and enhance their own musicality. 

Each day of the course Kathryn Woodard will lead students in a series of activities to heighten their awareness of movement at the piano. She will address common misconceptions of piano technique that limit a student's progress and musicality. She will also relate sensory training to her own creative process at the piano and describe how she works with students in the beginning stages of improvising and composing.