Creativity through Keyboard Therapy
Over the years I have enjoyed applying my knowledge and experience as a psychotherapist and teacher to a healing journey through music. This synergy can help students of the piano develop creativity, freedom and harmony, not only in their music but also in daily life and relationships.
Integrating the practice of mindfulness into the learning process, areas of the brain which have been semi-dormant are invited into full participation in a dialogue among our inner parts (body, emotions, mind, soul). Then another level of ‘authentic dialogue’ – between pianist and piano – is explored.
The vibrational resonance that emerges helps connect the dots, creating a coherent narrative. This provides a reliable and stable state of mind from which we can feel confident to improvise and venture forth into expanded paradigms of perception and expression. As conditioning belief systems shift, so does the ability and relationship with the instrument. It’s liberating and exhilarating!
I received my ARCT (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto) at age 17. One small claim to fame is that I was awarded the same Viggo Kihl scholarship that Glenn Gould had won some years earlier. My background is classical and I now enjoy jazz, flamenco and ‘world music’ idioms. Occasionally I compose short piano works in my own style. Over the last 40 years, I’ve developed the Korason Method for Authentic Voice & Dialogue which I teach in various countries.