Mentoring

Pilsan Academy

It's a big difference if you just listen to music passively or actively participate in music making.
If you are a busy employee or an entrepreneur, you might know the feeling when your spouse tells you that you are working too much, or the stress you feel when you make mistakes at work because you are too tired.
If you are retired, you might ask yourself what life is all about.
And if you are a piano student who is ambitious to move towards a professional career you might feel like practicing the same passages over and over again, wondering why you don't really make progress and why nobody talks about the mental aspects of playing the piano and a systemized approach for your practice.
And especially, why nobody can help you building a brand and getting your first concerts.

No matter where you are on your piano journey, learning and mastering this instrument is really good for you.
You will deepen your emotional understanding of yourself and others, practice something you are passionate about and release your daily stress.
But it's not just good for yourself. It enables you to get in touch with other like-minded people, create a deep connection and share music with your loved ones.

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For whom? What? Why?

Which results can you realistically achieve?

The piano mastery system is the first approach that works for both professional and non-professional pianists. Having collected different methods from the German and Russian school, combined with a lot of experience on stage, it's divided into the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of piano practice.
In our free piano lesson, we will analyze exactly where you are at point A and how we will get you to point B with the least possible resistance.

50% Amateurs
Non-professional pianists have:
- learned how to strategize their practice and memorizing music
- solved their technical problems in order to play fast
- overcome the fear of playing for others and gaining first experiences with performing their dream pieces
50%
Pro Pianists
Professional pianists have:
- prepared themselves successfully for their exams, where their professors have told them that they had never played so well
- prepared themselves for competitions where they have won first prizes
- learned how to market and sell themselves without the help of agencies, competitions or scholarship --> getting high-priced concerts

What other mentees say about the collaboration

"It's a real community!" - Blair Boone-Migura about the masterclass. Having played the piano for a while, Blair wanted to really build some technical foundations with Aaron. He talks about his progress and which repertoire he has mastered in the time within the masterclass.

Blair Boone-Migura

Hawaii

Eberhard, after playing the piano in his youth, learned to practice properly again and could increase the tempo and accuracy of his pieces in a short amount of time.

Eberhard Fleischer

Germany

Benjamin is one of the great upcoming pianists from Austria and has worked with Aaron for almost 1 1/2 years. His recent highlight was a concert as a soloist with Emmanuel Tjeknavorian as a conductor at Brucknerhaus Linz

Benjamin

Austria

Jaime has been playing for a few years, but didn't really know how to tackle new pieces. Together, we have worked out an approach that enabled him to learn his dream pieces in his free time next to his own business.

Jaime Cardenas

Chile

Maik has been studying professionally already for a while, but always played worse when performing for others. This is we got handled, so he could prepare his next exams properly.

Maik Kronhart

Germany

Evgeny was already a very good pianist, but didn't know how to market himself in order to get concerts. Together, we have talked about positioning, marketing and sales, which he couldn't learn at his university.

Evgeny Petrichev

Germany

Sebastian has studied the piano already for a while, but still struggled with difficult technical passages. Together, we implemented new exercises, which gave him security and stability.

Sebastian Agudelo

Colombia

Matt has been playing the piano for a few years, but hasn't really had a strategy. Within the program, he learned how to systemize his practice and yet keep the flow and spontaneous attitude in order to enjoy his musical journey.

Matt Mitchell

USA

I have had the pleasure to know Aaron since I'm a young child. After some years we didn't have contact, I found his page on instagram where he posts a lot of videos of him playing the piano and musical content in general. After responding to one of his videos, we got in touch again and he told me about his mentoring program and whether I would be interested in participating. Of course he doesn't have as much teaching experience as other teachers because of his young age, but he played many concerts and worked together with the best musicians in the world. Furthermore I really appreciate his enormous musicality and his kindness which is very important if you want to work and cooperate with somebody. The only thing I worried about was that everything had to take place online and via zoom. I wasn't sure whether the sound quality would be completely different and falsified. The results were very positive! He showed me a lot of effective and useful practising methods and after the mentoring program was over I realized that my skills had improved a lot. Furthermore he was able to give me many new impressions towards interpretation. So all in all i can give only positive feedback here. I would definitely recommend his program. Aaron is able to teach you many things because he is a brilliant and mature pianist musician. The tips he will give you are very helpful and diversified. I am glad that I was part of it because I learnt very much and was able to take a lot with me. That's why I would highly recommend it to everyone else.

Benedikt Rivinius

Germany

Studying piano with Aaron as a mentor has been one of the most challenging yet exciting experience in my life, and I also felt very lucky to have the chance to work with a concert pianist! I met him through Instagram, we started talking about piano technique and I told him about my struggles. He then introduced to me his mentoring program, and I was very interested, of course! Initially I was a little worried, because, as an amateur, I feared that this mentorship could be too difficult and too short to allow me to improve; but the way Aaron structured the work, suiting it to my possibilities, convinced me. So we started working together. Each lesson was eye-opening for me: with Aaron I learned how to analise and deeply understand the pieces I play. I improved my musicality and my interpretations, and also my technique, which was really my weak spot. But, most importantly, I learned a method to face future challenges when playing the piano. I would definitely recommend the mentorship to anyone who desires to improve their playing and is keen to commit, because I think that having a teacher that is passionate and caring like Aaron is the key!

Fulvia Golfieri

Italy

I found Aaron through Instagram while browsing for the content on Bach’s WTC and Inventions. After exchanging a few messages and an introductory call, I decided to explore the 3 months of piano mentorship program that Aaron offered and felt privileged to learn under Aaron. Aaron was laser focussed to understand and learn my goals and mutually we decided on an area of focus. Initially, I was a bit skeptical given the approach and method was completely new. Aaron was sincere, approachable and versatile with the types of repertoire I wanted to learn and provided contextual guidance on the baseline techniques. During the first month, I was not sure if I am making any progress but Aaron supported and kept me confident. After a few weeks of practice, I started seeing a significant difference in practice and the ease of playing piano. Aaron kept pushing the boundaries through detailed feedback, encouraging and empowering the foundational methods (example: In Bach’s invention, left vs right hand alone, phrasing, sections). Aaron recommended a few books gauging my interest that I found immensely valuable for lifelong learning on this beautiful instrument. This experience of 3 months was certainly life changing and has taught me the foundational knowledge and provided a future path on “how to learn / approach a piece”, “analysis”, understanding harmony vs melody and their combination, how to practice difficult passages, how to make the pieces sing. The analogy and easy to understand explanation from Aaron still echoes in my head for new pieces. I would highly recommend Aaron’s Piano mentorship program and look forward to future mentorship from him. Thanks, Param

Param A.

USA

I found out about you through Instagram. I had just gotten an Instagram at the time and started to follow many pianists, including you! I had DM’d you asking a question and through that we had our first discussion. Soon after, we had a meeting to discuss the specifics and how to fix it. Then, you had offered to mentor me for two months to teach me solutions for my technical problems (that I would face in the future as well). I was only slightly skeptical in the beginning because of the pricing of the program. However, seeing your dedication and passion for music through your many stories and posts, I was really inspired by you. I truly thought that I would learn a lot from you especially in terms of getting completely submerged while playing music and performing for audiences. The results were fantastic, and I learned so much in so little time. I learned ways/techniques to solve my technical problems, how to be more precise in the ideas that I want to convey to the audience, have a particular imagination of a setting or scene when trying to musically enhance a piece, and much more. Yes, I would definitely recommend this to other students, however the pricing of the program may affect other students' decision to enter this program. Although, I do believe the amount was completely worth it and so valuable, it may be financially taxing to some other students.

Sanjana Bellapu

USA

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