Making Good, Healthy Sound - Even at the Softest Dynamic Level
Although it may seem like a simple matter, playing softly can be one of the trickier aspects of pianism - especially if we go about it timidly or by simply "retreating" from the keyboard. In this online workshop, William Westney discusses one of his favourite topics: demystifying the technique of piano / pianissimo dynamics and finding a satisfying, reliable approach that sounds and feels good!
About the presenter
William Westney is recognised internationally as both a master performer and award-winning teacher. After winning the top piano prize in the Geneva International Competition, he performed to acclaim on four continents. His uniquely insightful, refreshing and empowering contributions to piano pedagogy include the innovative performance workshop The Un-Master Class® and the trailblazing book The Perfect Wrong Note (40,000 copies sold worldwide).
William recently made his debut as a contributor to the Online Academy with a two-part video lecture on revisiting warm-ups and a further video on practicing for long term results. He also featured in the first of our “Piano Conversations” series with Graham Fitch (click here to view).
This event is part of our Piano Day 2021 Festival which features an exciting programme of online events and workshops. Click here to find out more and for details of other events.