Paola Savvidou serves as Wellness Coordinator and Global Education Advisor for the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She previously served as Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Missouri, where she taught applied piano, undergraduate and graduate courses in piano pedagogy and wellness, and...

Paola Savvidou serves as Wellness Coordinator and Global Education Advisor for the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She previously served as Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Missouri, where she taught applied piano, undergraduate and graduate courses in piano pedagogy and wellness, and coordinated the Group Piano Program.

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Breath: Teaching piano students how to utilize a vital tool

Breathing is the only function of the autonomic nervous system that can happen both consciously and unconsciously. Research has shown the many benefits of practicing controlled breathing techniques such as stress relief and improved functioning of the immune system. 1 When applied in a pedagogical setting, teaching controlled breathing techniques a...
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Absolutely love the idea of using a windmill to help students control their breathing. Adding the physical element to this makes i... Read More
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Piano Duets: Facilitating Musical and Collaborative Skills

Sharing the stage with a duet partner can be an invigorating and exciting experience. Making music together is rewarding and provides our students with an opportunity to multiply the musical energy created on stage, creating bigger sounds and thicker textures. The process of working with a partner allows our students to deepen their musical skills ...
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