Cast a different light on the piano
This type of teaching is carved out in an alternative vision of the piano which can be summarised in three innovative principles.
- The piano is not a percussion instrument, which is confirmed by a thorough study of the functioning of the action
- The basis of progress stems from a quest of inner well-being
- the concept of ‘organic sound’ as applied to the piano reveals the mystery of music
‘The erroneous notion, spread by the followers of the most deceptive ‘modern Salichkeit’, which considers the piano as a percussive instrument is refuted by the whole story of musical literature, and is valid for only a few works of these composers’ (Heinrich Neuhaus, L’art du piano – Publisher: Van de Velde)
It should be forgotten that the piano uses hammers’ (Claude Debussy)