About Ljubica Stojanović

Ljubica is a 1st prize-winner of over 20 national and international competitions. She is a concert pianist and piano teacher at The London Piano Institute

Performance anxiety

2021-10-11T14:37:44+01:00

Performance anxiety is a psychological phenomenon - it is fear about one’s ability to perform any task. It can happen in many fields of work or in other life situations but here we will focus on public performing in classical music. Anxiety can manifest itself in variety of ways. Nuances range from lighter symptoms such as elevated heart rate, sweaty palms, to the more severe ones; muscle spasms, hyperventilation, experiencing blackouts, puking, just to name a few. I would like to discuss some ways that helped me tackle my performing anxiety as I personally experienced many layers of it - total [...]

Performance anxiety2021-10-11T14:37:44+01:00

Sound as a central part of music making – Part 2

2021-07-19T14:41:28+01:00

Dear pianists! In the previous article we have covered how to start developing your sense of sound and aware sound production. I also shared some practical tips that personally helped me and some of my colleagues. Please do consider this article inseparable to part one! Just to refresh the previous topic - practical tips included the following: recording yourself, mindfulness, visualisation, among many other advice. In part 2 I would like to focus on the physicality of piano playing - specifically in relation to sound production, more than any other correlation (articulation, stylistic approach, or technical issues... those topics will be [...]

Sound as a central part of music making – Part 22021-07-19T14:41:28+01:00

Sound as a central aspect of music making

2021-06-24T19:18:50+01:00

Absolutely everything produces sound. Traffic, speaking, waterfalls, cash machines... and my personal favourite, people playing instruments and people singing. Sound is defined as “vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’s ear”. From my experience we take sound for granted. I am quite certain that the majority of us does not hear a sound and think “that is a traveling vibration”. Music, having sound production in its essence, is perhaps the most abstract of arts - we can not see it, touch it, it enters our ears and the rest happens [...]

Sound as a central aspect of music making2021-06-24T19:18:50+01:00
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