Katarina Nummi-Kuisma’s current field of PostDoc research is to continue building a website of piano pedagogy called Pianotools together with pianist, Dr. of Music Kristiina Junttu. She also writes about student-teacher communication, mirroring it to recent findings in the fields of early non-verbal communication (intersubjectivity) and systems thinking. She supervises doctoral studies at the DocMus doctoral school at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts.


Katarina Nummi-Kuisma’s doctoral dissertation The attunement of a Pianist in Performance was published 2010 at the DocMus Unit at the Sibelius Academy. The topic is the psychophysiological attunement of a professional pianist in practicing and performance situations. It is a detailed case study that carries interesting implications on pedagogical thinking about how to integrate performance issues effectively to practicing and learning. The research approach stems from dynamic systems thinking in the field of infant research, and psychoanalysis.

Lecturing and teaching languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, French, Italian, German


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