Cameron has recently written a book on 'Optimising Pianism' for advanced pianists and teachers. (It is currently under review with publishers.) The book deals with the problems that pianists get into when they blindly follow traditions or implement strategies that are at odds with their musical goals, physical reality, or their physiology – the reasons why some techniques excel and other techniques fail. The book demonstrates how by applying science (psychology, physics, physiology) instead of dogma (traditions, institutionalised beliefs and misinformation) to one's daily practise, pianistic excellence and superior artistry can be achieved, fast-tracked – and without the risks of injury.
Simplifying the science, Cameron discusses the difficulties that pianists face in extracting the facts from the fiction and proposes a practise model which can be used to optimise one's Musical thinking, the Mechanics of playing, and the Mental skills required for virtuosic pianism. Above all, the book motivates pianists to think bigger (way bigger), think better (way better) and find better mechanical solutions (much simpler) to give wings to one's musical talents.
Cameron is currently based in London and teaches talented,students and provides advice to professional pianists. He also helps pianists with technical problems, pain and performance-related injuries.
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Presentations & Masterclasses
• Masterclass – 'Optimising pianism – help from science'. Conservatory of Music, Melbourne, Uni. Aug 2022 • Workshop – Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2014 • Keynote speaker – "The Application of Science and Medicine to Piano Technique", 6th WA Piano Pedagogy Conference, University of West Australia. Apr 2012 • Masterclass – 6th WA Piano Pedagogy Conference, University of West Australia. Apr 2012 • Masterclass – Tamworth Conservatory of Music. Jul 2012 • Presentation – "The Application of Science and Medicine to Piano Technique", Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne. Apr 2012 • Masterclass – Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne. Apr 2010 • Workshop – Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne. Mar 2010 • Masterclass – Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia. Mar 2010 • Presentation – "The Application of Science and Medicine to Piano Technique", Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne. Mar 2010
• Fellow, Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA), UK. 2018 • PhD - ‘How the pianist’s touch affects tone quality – a review of performance-based and scientific literature with applications to piano practice and performance’, University of New England, Australia. 2015 • Masters (Music) – Dissertation: 'Symbolism in the late works of J.S.Bach', University of Melbourne, Australia. 2006 • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Melbourne, Australia. 2002 • Associate of Music Diploma, Australia (violin), Australian Music Examinations Board. 1993 • Licentiate of Music Diploma (with distinction, piano), Australian Music Examinations Board. 1992
Scholarships & Awards
• Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for PhD research, Australia. 2010-13 • Ian Potter Cultural Trust: grant for investigation on the application of science to musical injury prevention. 2011 • Ian Potter Cultural Trust: grant for investigation on the application of science to musical injury prevention. 2008 • Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship, Australia. 2006 • Ian Potter Cultural Trust: grant for investigation on the application of science to musical injury prevention. 2006 • Australian National Academy of Music, full-residential scholarship. 1998-99 • Pearis Rodger Scholarship University of Melbourne. 1996-98 • Northcote Trust scholarship. 1994 • State Premier's Award for Music, Victoria, Australia. 1994