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The butterfly is a symbol that Innermusician has chosen to reflect the profound impact that creativity and music can have in our lives. The parallels can be found in so many aspects of this beautiful creation.


In a world where so much learning is directed and assessed through academic achievement, Innermusician creates an environment where musicians can move freely through a world of imagination, expression, and spontaneity.


Just imagine... a humble little caterpillar becoming a magnificent, dazzling, winged creature. Surely this is the product of the wildest, most extravagant, and playful imagination possible! Innermusician strives to emulate that imagination.


The change from caterpillar to butterfly requires a radical transformation. A similar transformation in musicianship occurs when a player makes the choice to express music from the heart, not merely the mind. This paradigm shift in thinking results in musicians who are true to themselves and who honor their own musical interpretation.


The graceful wings of the butterfly provide a perfect example of the natural hand position for playing the piano. Children’s animated imitation of flying butterflies, with thumbs crossed, provides a picture of the artistry of graceful piano hands.

Emerging potential

Everything the butterfly will be is written into its DNA, even while it is still a caterpillar. In the same way, everything we are is written into our DNA. Musicality is stamped there; a signature blue print... musical potential awaiting discovery, fulfilment and pleasure.


A butterfly’s wing is made up of many layers. These layers are as unique as our own fingerprints. Scientists refer to these as ‘nanoscale variations’, and these variations contribute to the exquisite opalescent color in a butterfly’s wings. Every musician has a unique musical coloration. Innermusician programs, Play a Story, Play a Window and Play an Improv each create foundational micro layers. One by one, these layers generate resources for students to experience and celebrate their own unique gift of playing.

Transient beauty

A butterfly’s life span is relatively short. A single butterfly seems to pass through our lives for just a moment before its gone. Creativity often feels just like that. It moves towards us, interacts with us, leaves an impression and then moves on. Musical improvisation is a moment of fleeting beauty... one in which we learn to embrace and then release, allowing space for the next moment.

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New Website

Hi to all of our wonderful, creative, InnerMusician piano players and to everyone that is interested in learning to play creatively.

We are moving to a new website!

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This website will continue to operate until the end of Jan 2021 after which time it will be switched off.

Look forward to seeing you on our new site!.