WHAT EXPERTS SAY
“...And the League of American Orchestra was about to kick me out for saying this was the future of music! And it is. As a composer I am more interested in the creative process and what technology can do to help connect people with music than I am in figuring out the politics of who gets heard and who doesn't on a symphony orchestra program.”
Composer from the U.S., former researcher at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute of the University of Southern California - 2018
"Recently I attended a Brainarm session of one of my own friends, a bank manager who was totally new to music. I appreciated the evolutionary path of the process which started from a sort of musical dripping, and then came to a definition of the materials at stake, which got filtered by the sensitivity and taste of the "neophyte". I wish Guido Mallardi and the system he has developed a wide popularization, that can contribute actively to the practice of music as a creative approach for everyone, expecially on the expressive and emotional level."
Pianist from Italy - 2018
"Brainarm is very interesting, and above all for me as a composer, since there is an increasing approach to creativity and composition for a wider audience."
Sergio René Martinez, Composer
and WPTA Argentina President - 2019
"Great concept! The future of music composition is here!"
Music tutor from U.K. - 2018
"Getting 'non-musicians' doing music is a brilliant step in removing the elitist perception of composing and music-making that many people have. Some of the best musicians and musical people I have come across appear in the most unlikely places, builders whistling while they work, etc. I can see brainarm working in special schools, rehab centers, young offenders institutions, and mainstream schools, just as an initial thought."
Roger Moisan, trumpeter from U.K. - 2019
"I am indeed interested! For instance I think that we all start learning to read music at a too young age establishing an eye-hand relationship, rather than training the hand to do what the ears hear first. By doing so we inhibit the imagination and spontaneous improvisation, impoverting our self-creating skills!"
organist from South Africa - 2019
|| “This is the future of music”
Marc Parella, composer
Daniel Nicholson introducing the Brainarm concept during a public demonstration held by Guido Mallardi in summer 2018 at Hanna&Sons piano shop (Wimbledon)
“Brainarm is a music therapeutic way of self-expression.”
Daniel Nicholson, Pianist from U.K.,
and Founder of Cadenza Music
On that occasion, willing volunteers were given
the opportunity to try Brainarm in person.
WHAT JOURNALISTS SAY ABOUT BRAINARM
"He promised to bring out of him the music he didn't think he had.
[…] Those minimal fairy tales, that are not so minimal in reality, that you don’t expect, that maybe just far away from the hallucinations of the metropolis you can live, that make you suspect that life isn’t all in a computer, in waiting in vain, in another dull day. There was more life in the hugs of those amateurs, less then amateurs in some cases (my brother had only been involved for two months), that were congratulating each other, that were despairing, that encouraged each other with hugs, then in many empty liturgies. Of something charming and of true music there is want. Music is an immense force, gigantic. Music changes the souls and changes men. Music can take men and make them better. And this School, of which I advise you to go to visit its website to find out more but even more to check it out for yourself, wherever you are, has managed, I admit it, to surprise me, due to its enthusiasm, its results and that mixture of vigour and familiarity."
Massimo Del Papa,
Journalist (from Italy) - 2012
Read the full article on his blog (italian language only)
"It will surely bear its fruits!
To you and to all who will try the Brainarm method, thanks from the heart, for the music you happen to gush out from your essence and for the invigorating effect that you will provide to those who will come to listen to your music!"
Journalist who tried the Brainarm (from Italy) - 2012
Read the full article on her blog (italian language only)
THE WORD OF THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED IT
Kumell Rizvi, a hobbyist interviewed before
and after trying the Brainarm, talks about
his enlightening experience with it (Spring 2019)
"I was looking for a new method to refine my approach to the piano and to compose. This revolutionary method allowed me to create a piece, then successfully played during two concerts. My satisfaction was great! Brainarm opened a musical world that I ignored. Now I play regularly and have created about thirty pieces with such a self-confidence I've never had before. It has contributed to my mental health as well."
Paolo Del Papa,
adult intermediate self-tought piano student - 2012
"It was a great experience, doing away with the 'formalities' that 'stunts' the very essence of what Creativity and Expression are really about! It was a great confidence booster! For anyone who undertakes this experience it can only move them to greater things! The chasm between establishment and god-given musical ability whom one fine example was that of king David of the Bible who was a accomplished composer!"
life coach and non-musician (U.K.) - 2018
"It's really amazing. It is a great technique! I have no music background but spent a whole afternoon composing. The result is intriguing. It is like a cast of my feelings and of my character. Thank you very much!"
sculptor (Germany) - 2018
“I have always loved art and music. But only now I am desiring to compose. I felt I could potentially express thoughts and feelings through music, but I didn't realize exactly how to make this possible. I needed a mean. The Brainarm method is fantastic, free and gentle! It perfectly fits the individual's creative space.”
singing student - 2013
“I had been looking for a piano teacher which faced composition from the beginning for quite some time, but I was doubting it would be possible to find one until I found Guido Mallardi.
I am already composing my first piece, it speaks of me and my musical taste. Ever since I started I am full of enthusiasm because I feel I have the right method to express my music fully!
Brainarm let you learn music by means of music. The art is tying in every technical aspect to every notion we learn. It gives meaning to each of your efforts and charges you with enthusiasm.
I finally completed the first of my compositions on piano, it is called “Ode to Skrjabin”. I am very satisfied with the result. Now all I need to do is learn how to play it. Many ask me how on earth I composed something without knowing how to play it. To those who ask such question, I smile and explain that it seems strange to me to up to the moment I saw the method at work. Each one of us has music within, even without the means of expressing it, because that means is the Brainarm method. You are the mind, the hands they let you borrow it! It’s like having a stand-in actor, when you can’t execute a difficult and virtuosic piece, your stuntman comes in and substitutes you just enough to reorganize your work to a neat standard. It is an experience foe all, for those who have always dreamt of composing as well as for those that didn’t even know they had music to express."
self-tought intermediate piano student - 2012
“Up to the age of 20, I never studied nor touched a musical instrument, and I saw the piano only as a great dream never to be accomplished. But now, thanks to this method and to a pianist-composer able to bring out what you really are and all the music that you have within, and that you didn’t know you had because you never had a chance to realise, I can honestly say to have set great achievements and that still allows me today not to be discouraged and to believe in myself, always!"
bartender - 2012
“My two children aged 11 and 16 have composed via Brainarm from 9/2012 to 7/2013. Thanks to Guido Mallardi’s expertise my children have grown musically. He has applied successfully the Brainarm method developed by himself so that my sons have composed some pieces that have been very appreciated when played at the concerts."
parent of 2 siblings - 2013
"The Brainarm method gives sound to the incessant rhythm of everyone's life. It allows self expression through a free, spontaneous and lawless flow of notes which in turn Guido organises into the traditional musical format. As a vase grants shape to space, Guido's sensitivity, intelligence and musical acumen transmutes our silence into music."
adult piano student, complete beginner - 2014
“I composed a song in rhythm'n'blues style, of course with the help of the teacher Mallardi. However, the potential of this method was immediately obvious...”
music lover hobbyist musician - 2013
"Thanks to Brainarm I have discovered that everyone has his own music. And despite I didn't believe in myself and my skills, I have found I am able to conceive and compose my own music, a music that reflects my complex inner world. That has helped me to have a better idea of myself and increase my self-esteem."
non-musician and Guido’s wife - 2009
"I am inclined to think the whole experience was a gentle and creative way of asking about ourselves and I do believe that we can compose a piece of music as long as we can trust our ears (and trust the facilitator). I spent 30 minutes with him to try and I was pleasantly surprised that it produced so many questions! I recommend it highly to anyone, who is curious about themselves and music!"
Hyun Suk Lee,
intermediate jazz piano student - 2019
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