Outreach  

"Let's Enjoy Science & Music with Lang Lang !!" (SONY)

In 2009, SONY held a unique lecture concert with one of the most famous pianists in the world, Lang Lang (detail).

There, as a lecturer, I talked about latest issues of neuroscience and biomechanics of piano performance.

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1) Lecture by Shinichi Furuya: "Brain that creates music and is moved by music"
2) Piano Lesson and short piano concert by Lang Lang


Although in Japanese (Sorry!!), you can see what it was like through YouTube.

SONY x Lang Lang



Brain and Body of Expert Pianists: "What can science do for pianists?"

In this invited seminar, I talked about neuroscience and biomechanics of pianists and piano playing at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Topics include "effect of piano practice on brain", "playing-related injuries among pianists", and "sensorimotor skills to play effortlessly, fast, and accurately". The presentation was designed for pianists, piano teachers, and piano students. May 22, 2011 (2 ~ 4 pm)  FLYER  

           
  

Textbook of brain and body for pianists  

running story on website of PTNA  (in Japanese)

(“The Piano Teachers' National Association of Japan, Incorporated by the Japanese Government”)

From 2010, I write a monthly column at a website of “The Piano Teachers' National Association of Japan, Incorporated by the Japanese Government (PTNA)”. PTNA is the largest society for pianists and piano teachers in Japan, where approximately 10000 members belong. The table of contents is as follows.