Georges Sokol

Georges Sokol

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  • 28 Arkwright Road
    Hampstead, London NW3 6BH
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    Monday 10:30 - 20:30
    Tuesday 10:30 - 20:30
    Wednesday 10:30 - 20:30
    Thursday 10:30 - 20:30
    Friday 10:30 - 20:30
    Saturday 11:30 - 17:00

Georges Sokol has performed in front of large audiences the world over. His vast experience led him to set up the Sokol Piano Academy. The professors there have been trained in-house to teach a unique pedagogical method that exploits the physiology of the hand and finger action to maximum effect. The approach aims to reduce as much physical tension as possible in order to engender natural and energy-efficient playing. This leads to virtuosic and expressive playing in a shorter time than would be expected.


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Qualification: BA (Oxon) MA ARCM

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