Piano Lesssons in Greek, French, English
Why learn music? The answer is twofold: Art is the highest form of human creativity. A particular artform is an inherently expressive language so using it is partly more instinctive than the arbitrary spoken languages, yet it is governed by aesthetic rules which are more difficult to grasp and manipulate than linguistic rules. The end result, however, is what makes humans god-like: with art, you can create a new universe, governed by its own rules of coherence. And Beethoven considered music as the mother of all arts, science and philosophy.
At the same time, neuroscience considers it as an incontestable fact, by now, that music and, in particular, playing a keyboard instrument in an advanced level (piano, organ, harpsichord etc) is the most complex activity that humans can engage in (see for example here and here): it combines and coordinates conceptual, auditory, visual and muscular memory (the pianist’s score is more demanding as it distributes complex polyphonic structures between our two hands), emotional expression, analytic and synthetic thougth. In parallel, practicing harnesses concentration, self-discipline, narrative skills and imagination, intellectual skills, detecting and generating structures. Practising the piano on a regular basis considerably increases myelin, i.e. the white matter around neurons that enables the transmission of neural impulses) as well as the synapses within the pianist’s brain!
Whether you (or your child, as the prospective piano student) are a native speaker of Greek, French, English, or whether you just want to practice it as a foreign language, the lesson can be carried out in any of the above languages.
If the prospective student considers pursuing further musical studies abroad, laying the musical knowledge foundations on bilingual grounds will doubtlessly provide her/him with an additional advantage.
While teaching, my purpose is to combine as much musical and technical training, as immersion in historical, aesthetic and conceptual considerations, gradually enabling the student to build a unified framework governed by knowledge, imagination and freedom.
For further inquiries, or a trial-lesson, please contact me at the e-mail address below: