|Piano Olympics is an event,
based on the Russian Technical Regimen for the
Piano as outlined by Alexander Peskanov in his
Piano Olympics Manual. The Piano Olympics faculty
(teachers trained in the Russian Technical
Regimen) will work with students to prepare them
in the various levels of Piano Olympics. Students
then have the option to enter the Olympics Events
when they are scheduled.
The Piano Olympics Event itself is not a
competition. Its a showcase which measures
each students progress in musical skills.
The students are evaluated by the participating
teachers according the standards set forth in the
Manual. Several days of the Piano Olympics week
are devoted to hearing technique from the seven
levels required in the manual, plus etudes and
pieces. Participating teachers offer constructive
criticism. Students gain a sense of companionship
and teamwork through the experience of performing
for each other, and teachers have the opportunity
to express their ideas in a friendly atmosphere.
And besides all this, its fun!
The Piano Olympics always concludes with an
awards ceremony where the Piano Olympics
Consultant joins forces with participating
teachers and students, performing a marathon of
scales. This is an exciting program and a fun way
to learn at the same time. Students who wish to
enter Olympics events must be studying with a
teacher who is certified in the Russian Technical