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Kenny Werner has been a world-class pianist and composer for more than forty years. In 1996 he published his landmark book, Effortless Mastery: Liberating The Master Musician Within. Werner has since created videos, lectured world-wide, and authored many articles on how musicians, artists, or even business people can allow their “master creator” within to lift their performance to its highest level, showing us how to be spontaneous, fearless, joyful, and disciplined in our work and in our life. His natural instinct for improvisation led Werner to Berklee in 1970. There he sought tutelage of the renowned piano teacher Madame Chaloff, who became a driving force in Werner's goal to create music conscious of its spiritual intent and essence.
"I want the students to come away with perfect concentration for practicing, combating the feeling of being overwhelmed. Complete freedom in performance. Practicing accepting and loving their playing."
"As a performer, my resume and reputation is well known to the students so they respect where the information is coming from. My book, Effortless Mastery makes me qualified to deal with the unique problems described above."