ARTISTIC PIANO INTERPRETATION
Since 2009, I began developing the concept of “Artistic Piano Interpretation,” exploring techniques beyond my classical training by transforming hundreds of today’s popular Western music hits into unique renditions of solo piano music that I shared on various social media platforms. With each video I shared on my YouTube channel, I gained thousands of followers around the world who expressed their appreciation for my unique style, and often received comments on how much they appreciated how it differed from typical piano music, such as Classical or Jazz. While all my works on social media were improvisational performances, I was surprised by the volume of responses I received over the years: thousands of messages from people who wanted to get their hands on the sheet music they thought I’d used. I had no sheet music to share as my performances were entirely improvised, played by ear. I became acutely aware of the desperate lack of sources, or curriculum, to teach students to develop improvisation skills on piano.