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Alternative Piano Lessons: Learn by ear and have fun!

**English speaking & Deutsch/Schwiizerdüütsch sprechend :-)**

I teach Piano in a fun, laid-back and casual way, always structuring my lessons around the students' needs and tastes. Please note: I specifically do not teach piano with notations or scores of any sort.

My method of teaching is based on playing by ear, with emphasis on the music and the joy in playing it, rather than the theory. I also place importance on technique and memorization, again tailoring these to the needs and wishes of the student. My methods have proven very successful and I'm confident your playing will improve quickly!

I teach both children and adults, teenagers and grandparents :-)

**Alle Stunden auf entweder Englisch oder Deutsch; Ein bisschen Italienisch und Französisch geht auch (aber dann lieber Schwedisch!)**

I have a perfect understanding of music theory myself, so this will come into my lessons; there simply won't be any scores! I have found that my students can learn rather progressively and develop more profoundly as a creative musician in this way. Get in touch!

Extra information

Feel free to bring me any material, songs, or ideas you would like to practice and learn

Location

At student's location: Around Zurich, Switzerland
At teacher's location: Resailing - the Flagship-Store, Kirchgasse, Meilen, Switzerland

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Classical, Country & bluegrass, Electric, Folk, Funk, Heavy metal, Indie & alternative, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Rnb, Rock, Song & varieties
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, German

About Me

My name is Mike, I'm a musician from Sweden and have been in Brighton, UK for the last fifteen years. I'm an active pianist in bars and occasionally with various function bands. I've played piano from a young age, specializing mainly in jazz and blues-based styles, including boogie-woogie, rock n' roll, as well as pop, funk and soul.

I'm also a busy drummer, currently playing in a couple of experimental punk/metal/rock bands. In addition, I work as a producer and recording engineer and run a small DIY label called 'StandYourSound'!

PS. I am also a qualified piano tuner!

Education

Music & Philosophy, Lunds Universitetet, Lund, Sweden
Music Theory & Technology Further Studies Course, Roehampton University, London
American School Of Piano Tuning Diploma - certification

Experience / Qualifications

-Almost 20 years gigging, playing, recording and teaching piano.
-Music recording, producing and coaching
-English tutor, CELTA qualified

Reviews (4)

Mike geht super auf unsere Tochter ein und scheint viel Erfahrung zu haben mit Kindermusikunterricht.
Very engaging class, adjusted to the level and organized. Highly recommend it.
Great, patient teacher. Very friendly and knowledgeable
Fantastic music teacher - loved every second and sound of the lesson! Will definitely recommend Mike to other people who wants to learn piano.
The guitar is a fun and social instrument and I believe everybody can learn how to play it! Using two guitars - one for the student and one for the teacher - we will go through some chords, basic finger exercises, strumming techniques and other little tricks. I am confident you will be playing a couple of your favourite songs in no time! We may use the occasional tabliature, but most of the lesson will be focused on listening, playing and repeating; and it will be fun :-) If you're more keen on electric guitar and want to learn some Punk or Metal riffs, we can do that too! Ich, der Lehrer, bin dreisprachig: Alle Klassen können auf Englisch, Deutsch (oder Schwiizerdüütsch) oder sogar auf Schwedisch gegeben werden.
Hi! I'm Mike, a Swedish Brit who grew up in Switzerland. I am offering fun, laid-back conversational classes in English for anybody wishing to improve their spoken English - as well as some reading and writing of course :-) I hold a CELTA qualification from Cambridge and have taught English as a second language for individuals as well as in classes. _____ Ich bin Mike, ein Britischer Schwede aus der Schweiz! Ich biete entspannte und informelle Englischsprechstunden an. Zusammen werden wir Deine Sprachkenntnisse etwas erweitern und aufbauen. Ich habe von Cambridge eine CELTA-Ausbildung als Englisch Lehrer welches ich in Brighton, UK abgeschlossen habe. Ich unterrichte Einzelpersonen, so wie auch Gruppen; Kinder und Erwachsene :-) Englisch ist meine Muttersprache, Deutsch und Schwiizerdüütsch spreche ich fliessend.

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