The Joy of Piano Improvisation by Helene Goldnadel

If you have never experienced the fun and joy of improvising on the piano, then you are missing out on a great experience. Imagine an artist who does not know how to draw or paint without tracing or copying another’s work.

 

That is unheard of. Yet, many piano players lack the ability to improvise on the piano! This is caused by years of rigid piano lesson/structure and a lack of proper guidance.

 

Many piano players rely on sheet music to be able to play, which would be like an artist only copying another’s art work and never creating something unique. Improvisation is a fun process. It enables the pianist to bring out the latent potential of creativity and expression inside them.

 

One thing that will help any piano player to improve on the art of improvisation is to allow unstructured creative time during one’s piano practice hours.

 

Time to just sit down and make up music on the piano is crucial. No agenda, no structure, no goals to accomplish. This process is extremely important in the world of piano playing.

 

“In order to allow the inner expression to come out, one needs to let it reveal itself”, says Helene Goldnadel. A good example of this is in how young children play piano. If you can observe a child learning the piano does so. Very often, young children are able to reach a creative and fun play “scheme” without any guidance at all. Similarly, any piano player should allow 15-30 minutes of “free play” without worrying about hitting the wrong notes.

 

Traditional piano lessons emphasize the ability to read notes. Reading ability is no doubt one of the most important skills any piano player can possess. This emphasis, however, has created some “lopsided” players who can only play piano by reading. Eventually this type of player will lose their interest and passion for music.

 

Many young children drop out of piano lessons as a result of struggling with music reading. Children who are younger than 5 or 6 are discouraged from traditional piano lessons due to the fact that they cannot yet read musical notes properly.

 

Music is commonly referred to as a “language.” There are many ways of learning language. Young children master the language skill by frequently talking and interacting with their peers and care-takers as well as imitating other people. The ability to read comes a little later in their life. A similar approach needs to be taken to foster the love of piano music among young children. Sometimes by just allowing young children to make up music on the piano without placing emphasis on playing the correct notes can be just as important.

 

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Life Coach Objective – Helene Goldnadel

The Requirements

There are a lot of academic institutions which offer courses, trainings, and seminars on how to become a life coach. Many of these contemporary schools of thought and practice are situated in UK and adjacent countries like Scotland, Denmark and other European countries. Including the United States of America, the thought of life coaching has easily spread and gained popularity in every corner of the world.

So what does it take to become a life coach? One may actually try and seek for courses offered in the internet and access institutions offering them. Some may even try and think that there are set authorities in determining what a life coach student may have, feel, undergo, and train for in order to become a licensed practitioner.

 

Fortunately, this social science is not considered to be the basis for self stature in relation to commerce and industry, or any other thing. Life coaching is more than that.

 

Being a life coach does not require anything obligated to academics. Training to become one is more of guidance from previous successful life coaches like Judge, Cowell, Whitworth, Kimsey-House, and other similar personalities. Requirement to become a possible life coach is just a sane, sound, and an open mind. Starting with the self in preparing to be a sponge eager to be filled with life’s experiences as if it was water, a potential and successful life coach is about to be molded.

 

The Objective

Sure it is easy to be a mentor, adviser, confidante, consultant, and a friend whose purpose is to help out someone in need of a certain thing. A life coach does all that as well. Now you may ask what differences set life coaches apart from mere consultants or advisers.

 

Objective. Life coaches have an objective to deal with in seeing to it that the one they are coaching would get to what goals are set prior to the coaching. In contrast to just confidantes who give support, life coaches are there to go along with the success of his pupil.

 

The life coach becomes more than just a teacher imparting words of wisdom and encouragement to his pupils. He becomes a pupil himself to know how things work with the people he is coaching. It is co-active coaching. The objective of the students become the objective of the coach himself as if he was the actual person needing coaching.

 

Training with the experts may have brought about all the knowledge and techniques to properly conduct life coaching, but there are still many instances wherein experiences in real life become the solidifying agent of all the dust we refer to as learnings in life. Our objective as a life coach begins with the self.

 

After we have set our personal objective to be a sponge ready to absorb water, we then start dealing with other people’s objectives and help them reach it through active participation. It may sound silly but as social people, we need to participate in other people’s affairs.

 

Helene Goldnadel is a life coach, a singing teacher and a recording artist. Helene and her staff is working with children on their personal development. She provides lessons on various activities ranging from acting, singing, dancing to life coaching and personal development.

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