People don’t have to spend years studying time signatures and learning how to read, they can just immediately start playing piano in a fun, intuitive, relaxed way through using breathing and relaxation techniques Sonny has developed.
Sonny has created a website called http://www.PianoYogaTV.com, which features free videos that discuss the healing and therapeutic benefits playing piano can bring about and how to play the piano using this approach. Sonny developed “Piano Yoga” from years of experience studying, playing and teaching the piano. He also credits the years he spent teaching yoga, and stress management to athletes, coaches, teachers, students, corporate and government employees.
“Using Piano Yoga you can connect to your musician within and start playing songs, improvising and creating your own music,” explains Sonny. “Everyone can play the piano as it’s fun, easy to do, healing, and therapeutic. As soon as you stop worrying about playing perfectly and focus on breathing, relaxing, getting into the flow, the music will come streaming out of you.”
Based on Long Island, Sonny also buys and sells Steinways and other pre-owned pianos worldwide through his other cutting edge website http://www.SonnysPianoTV.com; an all video interactive piano content TV channel devoted to piano appreciation, information and entertainment. As a result he has attracted a large, growing fan base. In addition, Sonny has created a DVD called “Piano Yoga: Playing Piano Instantly For Health & Well Being” He also produces and hosts a regular cable TV Show through which people can learn his method.
About Vic “Sonny” Stancarone:
Sonny is an accomplished pianist with an original, improvisational style of his own. He studied with a variety of teachers and has played professionally in clubs, concerts and other venues. He owned and operated a music school and piano retail store in Sayville, New York for 8 years where he taught and encouraged children and adults of all ages to discover the joy of music. It was there he developed and honed his breakthrough teaching method and started his innovative, interactive piano video website. In addition to being a musician and piano teacher, Sonny has had an extensive career as a pioneer in the health, fitness and wellness fields. He has B.A. and M.A. Degrees in Education from Adelphi University and is a NYS Permanently Licensed Public Schools Teacher.
Sonny himself is proof that these kinds of techniques can improve health & well being. As a child he suffered from a crippling case of asthma until he learned yoga type stretching, breathing & relaxation exercises which virtually cured him. Using these techniques, he went from being a frail asthmatic to a champion baseball and track athlete, earning a full tuition athletic track scholarship to Adelphi University.
Sonny's Programs have been featured in Newsday, the New York Post, McCall's Magazine, and on News 12 Long Island, ABC's Eyewitness News and most recently in Long Island Business News; The Suffolk County News and on TV10/55 News.
For more information log onto http://www.pianoyogatv.com or http://www.sonnyspianotv.com.