Piano and musical language teachers from different educational centers where we have presented our books have already incorporated the Move Your Fingers on the piano method into their classes.
On Friday February 23rd, the presentation of the Move Your Fingers on the piano method took place at the Alicia de Larrocha Auditorium Room of the Marshall Academy in Barcelona. Andoni Elías accompanied by Marta Zabaleta made the presentation of the new pedagogical method for piano teachers.
After the talk there was a demonstration of the pieces on the piano that belonged to Frederic Mompou. The teachers had the opportunity to read the pieces of Move Your Fingers on the piano while listening to them and were amazed by the new rhythms and harmonies.
The Marshall Academy was founded in 1901 by the composer and pianist Enric Granados. After his death, he was succeeded in conducting by his disciple Frank Marshall, teacher of the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha, who was the one who succeeded him as director. This, in her last years, left the academy in the hands of her student and current director, the pianist Marta Zabaleta.
St. George’s School
The St. George’s English School Bilbao has provided, since 1956, a very complete training to its students, which includes music for the integral education of students.
On Thursday May 23rd, I was with the piano students, invited by their excellent teacher Aurkene Núñez, who teaches them music with Move Your Finger on the piano.
Everyone wanted to play their favorite pieces, which, in addition, they had performed a few days before at the school concert. They knew them perfectly and enjoyed playing a lot. They were extremely curious about the creation process, they wanted to know how music is composed and written, from the moment you come up with an idea, a musical motif, until it is shaped and finished. They asked a lot of very insightful and pertinent questions, it shows that they are used to thinking, expressing themselves by speaking and learning the subjects in practice.
The truth is that we had a wonderful and very educational morning, both playing the piano together and talking about music.
Andrés Isasi School - Getxo
On Wednesday, May 16, there was a talk-presentation of the Move Your Fingers on the piano method to the piano and musical language teachers of the Andrés Isasi Music School in Getxo, where it will already be used for the next course .
The teachers of the piano and musical language departments of the Andrés Isasi School in Getxo, after the demonstration on how to bring the method to classes to make them more dynamic, with Andoni Elías.
On Friday, June 15, a talk-presentation of the new method to piano and musical language teachers was given by Andoni Elías at the Barakaldo Conservatory.
Santurtzi Municipality Music School
The teachers of the department of musical language of the Santurtzi School, after the demonstration on how to bring the method to classes to make them more dynamic, with the books that they will begin to use with their students next year.
Conservatory Angel Barrios of Granada
On Wednesday, October 24, a theoretical and practical talk-presentation of the new method took place to the teachers of the piano department of the Ángel Barrios Professional Music Conservatory of Granada.
Conservatory J. C. Arriaga of Bilbao
The professors of the piano department of the Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga Professional Music Conservatory in Bilbao with Andoni Elías after the talk-presentation that took place on Friday, November 9.