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.
This book was created in collaboration with Paola Savvidou; it is available for purchase on her website, PaolaSavvidou.com.