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I have been teaching in New York City since 2003. I help musicians develop their unique ability to play with greater ease and freedom, and I help musicians who deal with stage fright, pain or injury. And I have a great fondness for working with beginner and recreational musicians of all ages.

I graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy school where I studied piano with Michael Coonrod and developed my passion for the music of Robert Schumann. At Arizona State University I studied piano with Walter Cosand, Jan Meyer Thompson and Rayna Barroll-Aschaffenburg. My post graduate work includes 4 years of private study with Madeline Bruser and her unique approach to making music: The Art of Practicing.

As a teacher of The Art of Practicing and meditation practitioner and leader, I provide traditional piano lessons with a mindfulness-based approach to a natural and comfortable use of the body, awakened listening, and confident, easeful performing. Whether you are a beginner, amateur, or professional, you deserve to play with ease, comfort and joy.

Approach

Natural and Comfortable. Being aware of your environment and feeling comfortable at your instrument is necessary to building the habit of confidence. Extend this awareness to the way you use your fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders, and you will free yourself of unwanted tension and develop a technique that allows you to play freely, powerfully and with natural expressiveness.

Awakened listening. Learning about the barriers to focused listening can free your innate expressive ability. Often the inability to clearly hear the complex harmonies in the music can lead to unwanted tension in the body as you try to force the sounds and feelings out of your instrument. Being able to awaken your listening can help you connect to the meaning of the music allowing you to express yourself with greater ease and spontaneity.

Confident performing. The effects of stage fright can range from mild nervousness to the feeling of being completely out of control. These distractions rob us of the presence and focus we need to share the music we love. Learning about the mental, physical, and environmental issues that contribute to stage fright can help free you from those distractions giving you a sense of fearlessness and confidence as you play and perform.

May all of your efforts be filled with Joy
-Louis Yungling 

 
Studio Location
132 Montague Street
Suite 4
Brooklyn, NY 11201
 
Phone
(917) 595-7137
 

 
Website
yunglingpianostudio.com