Drum lessons with qualified and experienced teacher - all styles, all levels
Hello! My name is Aurel and I am a French Amsterdam-based drummer. Although currently specialized in Jazz music, I have studied various esthetics, and Pop and Rock music, in particular, are part of my background (I played in several pop-rock bands). Therefore I am able to teach a broad panel of music styles. I also have many drum methods and charts at my disposal, and have experience in teaching children from the age of 6, as well as teenagers and adults. Lessons and teaching method: I always adapt to the student's tastes and learning profiles. This is why, during the first lesson, and on a regular basis afterwards, I always take time to discuss with my students (or their parents if they are very young) to figure out together the path they want or need to follow. I will use charts and methods for those who need visual support to assimilate the skills or teach by ear and by demonstrating to the ones who feel more comfortable this way. I also play electric guitar and can jam with my students, which is a great tool for developing band playing skills or simply to have a good time. For those eager to make significant progress, I offer consistent and serious monitoring, with practice recommendations. I can for instance prepare a student for an audition or an entrance exam in a conservatory. If you are willing to improve your understanding of rhythm in general, you can also benefit from my knowledge of Indian Karnatic rhythm concepts, one of the most complete traditional approaches to rhythm. Students who simply want to learn at their pace, to have fun and unwind, are definitely welcome too! About me: In addition to my jazz drums bachelor and master degrees from the conservatory of Amsterdam (CvA), which included a thorough pedagogical training and a specialization in Indian Karnatic techniques, I benefit from 4 years of experience as an employed drum teacher in two French associative music schools (Ecole de musique de Nangis and Conservatoire des Deux Rives, Moret-sur-Loing). I am also an active musician, both on the Dutch and the French scene. My trio mainly tours in France and has played at venues such as the Sunside (Paris), or participated in competitions like the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award. I am also the co-leader of the sextet Chai Masters, finalist of several European competitions (Leiden Jazz Award, Golden Jazz Trophy in Lille, France, 7 Virtual Jazz Contest). Recently, the band was part of Keep An Eye The Records's finalists (March 2022). Looking forward to meeting you and passing on my know-how to you!
Piano/Music theory/Composition & Arranging lessons tailored to your needs and wishes
Hello, this is Seen! I am a pianist, composer and arranger from Hong Kong, currently studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I am offering piano and music theory lessons tailored to your needs and wishes. Perhaps you are an enthusiastic adult beginner, or you want to pick it up again after not touching the instrument for some time? Or perhaps you are looking for a teacher for your child? I have been giving music lessons for the past 9 years to students at different levels aging from 5 to 60. I understand that we all approach music in various ways and everyone needs different styles of guidance. I am looking forward to getting to know you and experiment with how I can help you along the way. Perhaps you want to play pieces from the classical repertoire? Or perhaps you want to acquire the skill of learning your favourite pop songs by ear, or learn to read lead sheets and chord symbols? Perhaps you want to learn to accompany yourself singing? Perhaps you want to learn improvisation over chord progressions? As a musician grew up with classical music training and later moved on to explore jazz and pop, I enjoy helping you to deepen your understanding about different styles and to have fun with playing! Perhaps you’ve always wanted to improve your piano technique, but get turned off by studies and scale practice? Perhaps you wish to acquire a stronger sense of rhythm or a more sophisticated control of sound? In my experience, advanced technique comes along with a tension-free body and mental space, and we can work on that together. I also find creating unique musical exercises that adapts to students’ needs makes the learning process more enjoyable. Perhaps you would love to integrate music into your daily life, but find it challenging to keep the momentum and interest in a long term? I try to structure our lessons so that students can see steady progress. I also understand that incorporating a habit can be a tricky part, so we can also develop study and practice plans together and explore ways to make your practice time more efficient. Perhaps you not only want to learn the instrument, but are also interested about the theories behind the music? Perhaps you want to learn some basic arranging skills and write for an ensemble that you play with? Perhaps you want to try composing your own music? As a composer and arranger, I would also love to share my experience on these subjects with you. Music is an enormous universe and there are always new territories to explore. I’m still a student on this journey, and I’m more than excited to share my experience and accompany you on your way!
Viola and Violin Lessons for any age; any level - in English and Portuguese
I just finished my masters in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where I got the opportunity to learn from the some of the best musicians in Europe. I can help you to learn the violin and the viola at any desired level. I can also help you with music theory lessons, mostly for beginners.
Violin lessons for beginners to advanced, & music theory lessons.
Private lessons for beginners to advanced level of violin playing. All ages are welcome. I am a professionally trained teacher and violinist for almost two decades. My lessons are given in English, Spanish and (soon) Dutch and French. My teaching method is variable depending on the students' needs, but the goal is shared: to make a great musician and qualified violinist out of the pupil. I work on both technical and musical aspects from a (very) consciously prepared healthy and enjoyable perspective. Particular emphasis on having fun with the little ones! I pay special attention to creating a personalized education and experience for every one of my students. I also give some additional tools applicable to the violin playing which includes: Introduction to Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Body & Mind. All the basic theory is taught too. Occasionally, there are student concerts and collaborations with other teachers. (These may include some teachers from the Sweelinck Academy or the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and more). From among the required tools for my lessons are: a violin and a bow, score and books purchases when necessary, and, from time to time, meetings with the parents. On occasion, I use digital tools like phone/tablet apps. I can teach in various places near or in the centre of Amsterdam, or, depending on the need, I can move to pretty much wherever in The Netherlands. About the homework, I send it to the students on a weekly basis and encourage them to participate on competitions and summer music courses. As always, this is conditional on the pupil's stage.
Bass and Double Bass Lessons! Let's play some music!
Does it happen to you too? You're listening to the music and ... You Just Can't Take your Focus Off the lower tones, the foundation of the song, The Bass. Let me tell you something: if you do that it means that ... You're already Learning! Whether you're listening to pop, rock, r'n'b, jazz, blues, you name it, the Bass is always there to work as the foundation on which the Band can build on. I can guide your curiosity through the discovery of the various bass techniques, we can work together using the music of the artists you love to walk our way in the realm of the Low Tones. Didn't you always want to meet up with those friends of yours and play those songs you all love? That amazing bass riff from Muse, that lovely song from Coldplay or super cool funky Bruno Mars. Or maybe you dream of the warm cuddly sound of the double bass, playing with the bow and feel the vibration of the Wood. Playing some Jazz, along with Miles Davis or Wayne Shorter. With almost 20 years of experience in the low tones world I can guide you in the study of electric bass and double bass. I'm an active performer and touring musician, as well as a master graduated Bass player. (Conservatory of Amsterdam) We will work together to find what best suites you. Through the music that you love we'll find the right path to discover the world of the Bass. PS: (For fearless only) I will teach also the secret art of: “Riding a bike while carrying your bass without getting killed”.
Inspiring guitar lessons in Amsterdam for all ages and levels in the genres rock, pop and blues!
Hello, my name is Eric and I have been giving guitar lessons in Amsterdam and surroundings for many years now. I do this in the genres of rock, pop and blues. For me no boring scales but start immediately with chords and often you can play songs on the guitar in a reasonably short time. In addition to the elementary basic knowledge of guitar playing, I always work from the wishes of my students (Which music do you like, do you want to play acoustic or electric, percussion or solo, etc.) I have noticed that this gives my students the most pleasure! So if you would like to start playing guitar, please leave a message and we can make an appointment! Greetings, Eric
Piano lessons for children and adults, exams preparation. Classical and Pop music
Whether piano, songwriting/composition, music theory I bring all that I have learned and developed as a musician to the lesson in the interest of the student’s growth. Whether we work in classical or pop, We focus on what will directly fit your individual goals. We can cover the full spectrum of technique, theory, ear training, sight-reading, and performance. What emerges over time is tailor-made program suited to your needs and goals.
Guitar teacher, Jazz, Music, Jam, Learning standard.
This class will be about learning fundamentals of music by learning songs and topics that will be discussed. The topics we can discuss in the lessons will be - Learning tunes (Pop, Folk and Rock to Jazz Standards) - Sight reading - Theory (harmony, meter, tempo, form, key, scales) - Improvisation - Ear training (developing to recognise different intervals, scales, chord progression and being able to sight-sing) If requested, we can talk about other musical topics, too!
Online Guitar Course Learn to play or develop your playing!(English; German, French, Dutch;, Italian)
Have fun learning your favourite songs playing guitar. We offer tailormade online guitar lessons . Weather you are a beginner or advanced player. All lessons are customized to your skills and goals goals. Lessons are centered around two principles: 1. Teaching the basics of guitar technique: read notes/tabs, analysis of melody and harmony, ear training 2. An open approach focused on learning to play your favourite songs Levels: Beginners will first learn the basics, such as tuning, posture, basic technique, reading tablature and playing elementary chords. After ten lessons you will be able to play basic chords and single note melodies. You will already be able to play your favourite music! If you are already a more advanced player we will work on improving specific technical and musical skills such as soloing, improving your sound and learning genre specific techniques. Guitar Styles You can choose almost any music style you want to PLAY: Pop, rock, jazz, blues, folk, country, flamenco and classical. Having difficulty with guitar lessons in english? Don't worry: lessons can be held in German, Italian, French and Dutch Your Teacher I am a qualified teacher with 9 years of teaching experience. I performed on international stages and studied guitar at different conservatories in Europe. Location Brussels (meiser)
Double Bass Lessons at home. All levels and ages!.
I am a classical and baroque bassist. Graduated from Amsterdam Conservatory (Bachelor and Master ) With more than 15 years playing my instrument and 3 years of teaching young kids and people from all ages and levels! If you always wanted to learn the double bass is never to late to start!
Music theory and solfege lessons for songwriters, producers and more
My music theory lessons are for anyone who wants to strengthen his / her knowledge of the theoretical side of music - songwriters, producers, beginning composers or students who are not very comfortable with music lessons at school. The content and pace of lessons are always adapted to the needs and interests of the learner. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you want to make a fun hobby or have an ambition for a professional career.
Saxophone lessons (Jazz and Classical) - Improvisation - Music Theory (All levels)
My teaching method is flexible and always aimed at the needs of the student. As well as the instrument technique I would suggest an in-depth study in ear training, theory music and repertoire. The lesson is about teaching by involving the student in a fun and well outlined path, without forgetting the joy of learning and making music. I've being teaching saxophone, improvisation, theory music and clarinet (for beginners) for all ages and abilities for almost 10 years now and, depending on which path the student is looking for, I will be thrilled to share and pass on the knowledge I have acquired throughout my teaching and artistic career.
Trumpet for all levels and styles. Technique, improvising, theory
Whether you are just starting out, or you already have some notion but need guidance, or you are advanced but want to learn about a specific musical style, I would love to help you on your journey! We can focus on specific technical/musical problems, or have a more general approach to playing and improvising. If you don´t have a clear idea of what you want to do, we can work out a plan together.
Clarinet and Bass Clarinet lessons in Amsterdam: Jazz and Classical Music
Are you a music lover who wants to start exploring the magic world of the clarinet or bass clarinet? A complete beginner or picking up the clarinet after a break? Want to improve your clarinet skills to the next level? The clarinet is an incredible instrument: I can teach you from classical to improvisation, from jazz to klezmer. Everything will be arranged according to your musical taste and preferences! I've graduated in Jazz Bass Clarinet at Conservatorium van Amsterdam and in Classical Clarinet at Milano Conservatory (IT). I've been involved in many different projects as classical Orchestras, jazz big bands, clarinet quartet, chamber music, solo performance, and many jazz bands in the Amsterdam music scene.
Composition for Beginners & More Experienced Composers, Harmony, Counterpoint, Orchestration
Barney's Teaching Manifesto: Dear Composer, The only true teacher is hearing your works rehearsed and performed. This is the most important element to realizing your destiny, but if you have come here, you probably do not yet believe it. Teachers will keep you trapped in the belief that you do not have what you already need. But everything you need you can get on your own. I cannot teach you anything, or rather, I can teach you everything but composition itself: You are the final expert on your own works. A teacher is a shortcut. And when we take shortcuts, we must always go back. But this is not a bad thing. Going back is a way to go forwards. If you have tried to advance through the no-teacher method and you feel that you cannot wait any longer, then perhaps it is time to try the teacher method. You are the king, queen, or ruler, shall we say. I am just your advisor, should you so choose. I can tell you what I think, I can warn you of pitfalls, and I can even stop you for a moment in time. But it is you, dear composer, that must choose. I cannot teach you to be what you already are: The Composer. Sometimes my advice may be of help. And other times it won’t be. And then one day you must rule your kingdom on your own. Let’s hope that that day arrives very soon. I seek students who are hardworkers, strong-willed, or a combination of the both. Composition requires an obscene amount of work and determination. We live in a world that seeks our silence and complaisance. The act of completing a piece is itself a declaration of war, because the amount of effort and energy required to bring this child into existence is unfathomable to the general public. With Eternal Love from my Compositional Pen, Classes for Beginners 1)Composition (60 mins) 2)Introduction to Composition (60 mins) 3) Introduction to Composition & Harmony (90 mins) Prerequisites: 0-3 years of composition experince 3 years of instrumental study Classes for Composers with Experience 1) Composition (60 mins) 2) Composition & Harmony (90 mins) 3) Composition & Counterpoint (90 mins) 4) Composition & Orhcestration (90 mins) Prerequisites: 3+ years of composition study with a teacher OR 5+ years of self study in composition If you feel that I can be of assistance for a short time on your compositional journey, then you may contact me to arrange a trial lesson. If we deem that it is a mutual fit, then we can work together for a period of time. Have a great day,