PIANO CONSULTATION

For pianists of all levels

  • Are you In need of a fresh set of ears to thoroughly review your piano playing?
  • Would you like to improve your audition chances?
  • Are you in need of professional advice on which should be your next pianistic steps?

Whatever your music needs are, this service is for all! From amateur to conservatoire level pianists and beyond. I have been giving advice to pianists of all walks of life through this website for more than eight years. Some of them went on to achieve great things with their piano.

What will you get?

You will receive a critique, covering the following aspects:

Stating your individual technical strengths and exploiting them in order to further enhance your piece

How to stop revealing your technical weaknesses

The steps you need to follow to improve your general technique

Specific suggestions on critical bars to improve your piece

Elicitation from your playing of possible other technical and incidental facts that hinder you from excelling

Suggested Future Repertoire

BRONZE PACKAGE

€294,50

Send an up to 10 min Recording

500 WORDS CRITIQUE

10% Discount on your next critique

GOLD PACKAGE

€424,08

Send an up to 10 min Recording

750 WORDS CRITIQUE

10% Discount on your next critique
Physical Copy: Scenes From A Child’s Mind delivered to your door (27,95 if bought separately)

PLATINUM PACKAGE

€495,50

Send an up to 20 min Recording

1000 WORDS CRITIQUE

20% Discount on your next Critique
Physical Copy: Scenes From A Child’s Mind delivered to your door (27,95 if bought separately)
FREE:  One (1) monthly practising-plan on your performed piece(s), based on my method of optimal time dedication

Please, read our Refunds & Returns Policy

Details

FAQs and questions about our Piano Consultation Packages

HOW THIS PROGRAM WORKS?
  1. You first need to select an appropriate package for your needs, from above
  2. Send us your performance (YouTube link, SoundCloud link, DropBox link, etc.)
  3. We will notify you by email that we have received your link/download.
  4. You will receive your critique in seven days.

Attention: The seven (7) days for the e-mailling of your Critique to you, start with the receipt of your link by us- It does not start with the receipt of your payment. 

WHEN AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY CRITIQUE AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS

You will receive your critique in PDF format within seven (7) days from the receipt of the link of your performance. We will send your critique on the Email that you have provided when you made your purchase.

Depending on your chosen package, you will receive the One (1) monthly practising-plan by Email, and the copy of Scenes From A Child’s Mind on the physical address that you have provided when you made your purchase.

DO YOU REQUIRE A RECURRING PAYMENT?

No, our packages do not require a recurring payment. All our packages require a one-time payment.

WHEN WILL I BE BILLED?

As soon as you choose your desired package, you will then be directed to make a payment with Paypal. Your payment will be instantaneous.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We only accept Paypal payments or Direct Bank Transfer. (Your payments details are not stored with us).

HOW SECURE IS MY PAYMENT INFO?

The security of your payment information is of utmost importance to us.

We never receive your credit card information (such as your credit card number or security code)

We use payment gateways, such as PayPal that are PCI compliant. Read here what is PCI compliance.

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