At the Piano with Yoga
At the Piano with Yoga is a first-of-its-kind collection of student-teacher duets for the beginning pianist. Each piece is coupled with a yoga pose, and the collection is designed to progress sequentially alongside beginning method books. The intention of practicing the yoga poses in tandem with their companion pieces is to help the student develop physical awareness and mindfulness, which they may apply to practicing and performing music. Each piece in the book reflects the mood of its companion pose and aims to develop fundamental technical skills. As the student learns more poses, she may eventually choose to combine the poses into a sequence, beginning with mountain pose and ending with candle breath and use as a warm-up or cool-down routine before or after the lesson or at-home practice.
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Bonus gift! With the purchase of At the Piano with Yoga (print or PDF) you get a bonus gift of instructions to three 30-second breaths that can easily be incorporated into the piano lesson! Link available on the order confirmation email you will receive in your inbox.
One-on-one Yoga & Piano training
You are interested in incorporating yoga in the piano lesson, but not sure how to do it? One-on-one Skype training with Paola Savvidou is available! Learn techniques for teaching:
Breathing to calm the mind
Breathing to increase energy
Poses to improve posture and alignment
Stretching to improve muscle conditions and prevent injury
Fun yoga games to tap into your students' creative self
Sample repertoire and yoga pose
Benefits of yoga in the piano lesson
Greater physical awareness
Using the breath to connect with the music
Reduce performance stress
Productive break during the lesson
Warm up the body and reduce the risk of injury
Teach body mechanics
Explore music in a creative way!
What other teachers are saying:
Thank you to the following teachers who piloted the book and gave us their valuable feedback:
Dr. Jessica Johnson
Dr. Justin Krawitz
And a HUGE thank you to the student-models who recorded the demo videos: