Chopin & Neuhaus' Method...

Particular questions - personal answers.

Dear Visitor!

Using the Chopin & Neuhaus' Method in my everyday piano-pedagogical work for about ten years, I gradually forgot all difficulties, which were so typical to my former, likely traditional model of teaching the piano. Putting such coherent, effective and clear system into action I gradually noticed that the whole process became fully enjoyable to my students, too. They started to play better and it becomes clear that they just started to practice the piano with pleasure...

My Honorable Internet Visitors asked sometimes for more precise clarification of particular aspects related to their personal, mainly, piano technical problems. That is how the idea of this page had come to light: I decided to publish hereby the certain parts of their messages and, of course - my answers on them.

Here you are some particular questions and personal answers. Moreover, all of you are very warmly invited to post your individual comments that might enrich our Collection of Piano-Pedagogical Transparency. This page is actually open to you, too!

Any your comment is truly welcomed!

Some formerly posted other comments and remarks could be reached via this link.

Thank You Very Much!

- S.K.

Let's start!

Question 1: Sore muscles - posted by Julien

Question 2: Less control - posted by Marc

Question 3: Still "small bumps" - posted by Marc

Question 4: Leggiero and legato cantabile - posted by Dora

Question 5: Employ things from shoulder to wrist - posted by Margaret

Question 6: Detailed practice instructions - posted by Sonya

Question 7: Is this the zone you speak of - posted by Gerry

Question 8: The tone - posted by Daniel

Question 9: I do scales in tempo, but arpeggios - Karen's problem

Question 10: Is learning theory important - Karen's question

Question 11: Technical swiftness - from Margaret

Question 12: Chopin's basic technical repertoire - David's question

Question 13: The miracle has happened - from Daniel's message

Question 14: What technique is all about (Lang Lang)? - from X.

Question 15: Corporeal injuries caused by playing the piano... from M.

Question 16: The "jelly effect" in fingers - from Eric's message

Question 17: The so-called "weight technique" - from Paul

Question 18: "Free fall" vs "taken from the keys" - from Paul

Question 19: Kant and the piano in general... - from Mexico

Question 20: "Backwards technique", rhythm and music reading... - Jessica

Post scriptum: As David Oistrakh said - just from my memory



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Actualized: 2008-03-21