FingerWeight Global's products were originally invented by a middle aged man who decided he wanted to pick up the guitar as a hobby. Without a musical background he found out relatively quickly that he didn't possess the range of motion needed to reach certain chords, which was only compounded by the fact that his fingers would fatigue after a relatively short amount of practice time. With that, he started taping Nickels (5 grams each) to his fingers during practice, and found that the increased resistance helped both his range of motion, and his overall endurance. It was a long, and winding, road from there which has now led us to the first of our Music School Feature Series where we highlight some of the teachers and music academy's around the country, illustrating just how important music and the arts are in their respective communities.
Located in Chicago, Illinois the Piano Art Academy focuses on teaching children how to play both the piano and guitar (acoustic and electric). Led by Dorota Andraka, who has over 20 years of experience teaching music... she does her best to ensure that her lessons are both fun, structured and designed to fulfill each of her student’s personal goals, based on both their differences and preferences. From beginners to advanced musicians, Dorota works with children as young as four years old, and highlights the importance of consistency and routine. Not only is the first lesson offered at no charge, the teachers at Piano Art Academy or University trained, and Multilingual.
**THE PIANO ART ACADEMY IN CHICAGO, IL IS NOT A PARTNER, ENDORSER, OR KNOWN USER OF FINGERWEIGHTS PRODUCTS**