"There is scarcely a keyboard player alive who will not benefit greatly from the information in this book. ...an indispensable, potentially life-changing resource!"
The American Organist
"Every pianist, organist, and harpsichordist should read this book; it offers vital information for teachers and students."
"Here is a book that can help all players of keyboard instruments avoid injury while playing with the utmost ease of motion. . . . Wisdom and valuable pedagogical advice are evident throughout this book . . . highly recommended."
Thomas Mark teaches piano and body mapping. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Roberta Gary is a professor of organ and the head of the Keyboard Division at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thom Miles is the director of music at Isaac M. Wise Temple and an assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati. He lives in
This book has such important advice applicable to any performer. It appears to be based on principles of the Alexander technique (which I have studied), so I tend to resonate with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cynthia Crawford
A very good, informative book about the body and how to move efficient when playing the piano. I highly recommend this book for all people playing piano!Published 6 months ago by Sunniva Funderud
The good: In this book, Thomas Mark and his co-authors gives an easy introduction into human anatomy as it is involved in playing the piano (and organ). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Schuerig
Applying these principles rectified my back pain. I'm a happy pianist. :)Published 9 months ago by Jervon Niska
Very informative on things to be away of while playing. I found it helpful.Published 12 months ago by Kay Anderson
Every pianist should read this book. I had some severe pain issues with playing--whenever I played more difficult literature and started practicing several hours a day. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Byron Russell
to get my piano stool the right height for my body. Read about halfway through. Good stuff. I'd just rather play. Read morePublished 15 months ago by piki1
An excellent and informative book which guides the aspiring pianist with the basics of seating and spacial awareness and particularly useful in the event that too much piano... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Paul Foster