Course Description

This online course was created by Concert Pianist Daniel Roberts, to help perfoming Pianists, who struggle with performance nerves, caused by unconcious tension habits, that build up in practice. 

You can learn simple practice techniques, in steps, where you can feel the Piano technique instead of trying to remember everything, and connect the mind and body in practice, so you naturally know how to practice the repertoire, you dream of performing, and improve your overall physical, and mental experience of Piano practice, and performance.  

Before using the techniques in this course, Daniel suffered from performances nerves and stress, that spoilt the pleasure and fun of performance, that Pianists should have. 

After almost giving up performing, Daniel discovered the relationship between mind and body, and how physical stress is often caused by mental stress, and vice versa. He began a life long quest to learn about the natural use of the body, and took Alexander technique lessons, which influenced his way of playing deeply. Daniel also teaches this approach to playing, to his 1-1 students online via skype. 

After learning these simple techniques, to free up the body physically, Daniel now enjoys performing again, by preparing for concerts, in a calm, efficient way, not freaking out, and enjoying the performances, letting the music flow, and not worrying about mistakes, and technical difficulties. 

This course will teach you how to:

  • Use natural physical movements in your playing, that are free from tensions that cause strain and injury.
  • Have the confidence to learn pieces you want of any difficulty, using the natural movements.
  • Build awareness of any tension habits in your playing, and release them quickly.
  • Improve any pieces that you have been struggling with technically, and want to perform confidently.
  • Notice any habits in your technique, that build up tensions, that cause resentment, and lack of motivation for practice.
  • Bring back the pleasure of playing, and enjoyment in the journey of learning a challenging new work. 
  • Know exactly how to practice a passage in ´that piece´you really desire to learn. 
  • Feel at peace with your playing, and happier knowing you have the means to play to a high level of performance

This course features: 

Videos showing you how Daniel practices techniques to avoid injury, and work them into pieces, and can be applied to all the music you play. 

Example 1:

 Daniel demonstrates how to practice fast repeating chords, so that you can practice them for pieces by Rachmaninov, Liszt, and more.

As well you will be shown how build up fast moving chords, for pieces by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Chopin.

You will be equipped with a safe, healthy way of practicing chords that you can apply to any pieces you learn. 

Example 2:

Octaves are a common cause of practice related injuries, so Daniel shows you how to practice rapid sequences of Octaves, to play demanding works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt.

As well you will learn ways to practice repeating octaves, that you can use in pieces such as Liszt´s Hungarian Rhapsody no.6 and ´La Campanella´ 

Music from the Classical era by Mozart and Beethoven, often contains Broken Octaves, so you will be shown how to safely practice, and perform these Octaves. 

Clear practice steps are outlined in the course pdfs, to apply the techniques taught, and maximise productivity in your practice sessions.
The videos also have Case study examples using the techniques in practicing pieces, using by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Lizst, and Moskowski.

Still not decided, read on for Frequently Asked questions. 


How long are the videos of the course online? 

The course videos will be online for life, so you can study the course at your own pace, and watch them over and over again. 

How long does it take to notice results with the techniques taught in the course? 

On average it will take a Pianist who practices consistently, anywhere between 2-3 months to really start benefiting from the lessons taught inside the course.

How will I know if I´m doing the techniques correctly? 

There is an exclusive FB group, for Pianists who enroll in the course, so you will be able to post videos, for the instructor, Daniel Roberts to see, and give feedback on. 

What level of playing experience do I need to take this course?

Daniel recommends that you are a performing to at least an intermediate level of Piano ability. 

Is this course just for Classical performers?

Not at all! The techniques taught inside this course can be applied over all styles, because they have chords, octaves, and many more aspects of music that originated from Early music, Baroque, Classical, all the way through to modern music.

You will also get a 30 day risk free Guarantee, when purchasing this course. If you find it´s not for you, just email through the contact link and you´ll be refunded. 

Enroll now, and continue your Pianistic journey to a high level of performance. 

Pianist Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

Since graduating from Leeds College of music, having studied with Helen Reid, Natalia Strelchenko, and continuing lessons with Peter Feuchtwanger, Daniel Roberts has performed around Europe and South America.In September 2009, Daniel was invited by Natalia Strelchenko, to perform solo pieces by Bach and Ravel, as part of the Egersund Youth Chamber music festival, Norway.Daniel has performed for the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe in the famous London church, St James Piccadilly, and also has performed with Duo partner Hannah Woolmer at London’s Foundling museum, Southwark Cathedral, and The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.In 2014 Daniel performed Beethoven’s ‘Emperor concerto’ with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic orchestra. Other performances performances with orchestra have included Beethoven’s 1st concerto, Chopin’s 1st Concerto, and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, and 2nd Concerto.In December 2013 Daniel performed in Brazil, at the Museum of modern art, Juiz De Fora. The recital included the South American Premier, of Peter Feuchtwanger’s ‘Variations on an Eastern Folk tune Book I’ and ‘Tariqa I.’ He returned in April 2014 to premier ‘Variations on an Eastern Folk tune Book II’.Daniel gave his Debut recital at the Feuchtwangen International Piano festival, Germany, in April 2015, performing the festival’s premiere of Peter Feuchtwanger’s ‘Variations on an Eastern Folk tune’ Books I & II.In December 2015 he performed Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ with the Orchestra Sinfonica Mario Viera in Brazil.In February 2016, Daniel gave recitals in London’s St Martin in the Fields, and Edinburgh Society of musicians, performing a varied program of popular pieces such as Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibtion’ as well as Eastern inspired music composed by his late teacher Peter Feuchtwanger.Future concerts include solo recitals in the UK and Brazil, concerto performances with the Woolmer Philharmonic orchestra, and Orchestra Sinfonica Mario Viera, as well as Chamber performances with Violinist Hannah Woolmer.Daniel also teaches the approach to playing of Peter Feuchtwanger, using his exercises and philosophies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Piano Mastery: The fluid Piano system online course.

    • Welcome to the Piano Mastery: The fluid piano system online course

    • Legal notice

    • 1 question before you begin

  • 2

    Module 1: Preparing physically

    • Warming up physically before playing

    • The best way to sit naturally

    • Twist exercise for flexibility

    • Module 1: Warm up before playing

  • 3

    Module 2: Building tension awareness

    • 3 ways to build tension awareness

    • Building tension awareness

  • 4

    Module 3: Building up natural movements in playing

    • Building up natural movements

    • Key splash exercise

    • Finger tip spring movement

    • Natural movement warm ups

    • Natural chord movement

    • Natural octave movement

    • Natural arpeggio movement

    • Natural trill movment

    • Natural double notes movement

    • Natural repeated notes movement

  • 5

    Module 4: Practicing the movements into pieces

    • Working the natural movements into pieces

    • Moving chords

    • Fast moving chords

    • Repeated Chords

    • Playing right hand chords, with left hand broken chords

    • Chord practice steps

    • Groups of octaves

    • Repeated octaves

    • Broken octaves

    • Left hand octaves with chords

    • Octave practice steps

    • Trills

    • Trill practice steps

    • Double notes

    • Double note practice steps

    • Fast passages

    • Fast passages practice steps

    • Fast arpeggios

    • Arpeggio practice steps

    • Repeated notes

    • Repeated notes practice steps

  • 6

    Module 5: Performance Practice

    • Well done!

    • Chopin and Rachmaninov performance practice case studies

    • Practicing on your concert day

  • 7


    • Thank you for taking this course

    • Piano mastery: The fluid Piano system facebook group


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Piano Mastery

Alvin Horst

I have been helped by this beyond my ability to tell. It has helped me to transform my stiff, tense and rigid attempts at playing to the most natural and rel...

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I have been helped by this beyond my ability to tell. It has helped me to transform my stiff, tense and rigid attempts at playing to the most natural and relaxed of performance. In my old emphasis on mostly unrelated finger only playing I once suffered arm trauma so great I couldn’t even raise my arms at all. Now I am using a whole arm body relaxed approach and have suffered no more. Al

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Helpful a lot!

Adrianna Owczarek

Very helpful, great piano piece demonstrations.

Very helpful, great piano piece demonstrations.

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