Milder Musical Arts teacher, Matt Safley, was one of a small number of pianists selected to attend the 2017 Summer Intensive Piano Technique Training Workshop at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Held in June 2017, those in attendance learned about foundational concepts of solid connection of the entire body at the keyboard.
The bulk material of the workshop was taken from Barbara Lister-Sink’s national award-winning and internationally acclaimed video, Freeing the Caged Bird. Barbara’s video teaches pianists to play with a healthy, injury-preventative technique that enhances their own artistry.
At the seminar, Matt received one-on-one instruction from Dr. Lister-Sink and Susan Perkins, a highly qualified Alexander Technique instructor, who enhanced the material created by Lister-Sink. Matt looks forward to sharing everything he learned with his students and the faculty at Milder Musical Arts!