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Play only what you like! - Piano lessons for all levels and all styles

Music is Play! and everyone is it's own game.
Read, understand and make only the music you like. I think if it isn't fun, it can't be music:)

I studied a classical piano bachelor, and later a jazz master and a live electronics master. In the meantime, I have been teaching music. It's longer than 9 years now!
Most of my students learn piano. With the starter ones, I use my own system to equally help them grow all the needed skills: body consciousness (to avoid lesions or bad habits), music theory (including writing and reading) and improvisation.
Usually most songs are made of melody, chords and rhythm. From there, I can help you understand how a song works, how is it written, how does it translate to the piano... and voilá! You'll know the song by heart, and will be able to play it a bit different every time, because you won't be following a set of pre-imposed instructions. You will understand how a small system (a song) works.
This way of learning can be applied to any song, from any century or style. Understanding is key! Play Chopin, write rock songs, play Monk, Bill Evans, the Beatles, make a lo-fi beat, play Beethoven, play the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Star Wars, play video game music, play salsa! bachata and make people dance, laugh or cry.
Music is very powerful!

PD: I have also experience imparting electronic music lessons in Ableton Live and Max MSP, which is now a very important part of my professional practice. In case you are interested, it is also possible to mix the two worlds and create a any kind of path between piano, synths, beats and home studio techniques.
Ask me anything, I'll tell you how I could help!

Location

At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Rotterdam, Netherlands
Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Makers Hands, T.T. Neveritaweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Infants (0-3 years old)
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish, Catalan

About Me

Pianist / Keyboardist suitable for a range of styles.
Adaptable music teacher, with most experience in classical piano and electronics. Composer of music for performances, visual works or commissioned compositions with electronics. Specific materials are generated depending on the project needs.
Fluent in computer music software, specially Max MSP and Ableton Live.
Some experience in Arduino.
Fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan. Learning Dutch at the moment.

Education

September 2013 – June 2017
ESMUC, Barcelona. Bachelor in classical piano. Graduated with honors.
September 2018 – February 2020
ESMUC, Barcelona. Barcelona Jazz Master
September 2020 – June 2022
Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam Master in Live Electronics

Experience / Qualifications

Private music teacher at Barcelona and Amsterdam
Specific plans for each student are created, giving a complete music education which includes reading, analysis and improvisation around the musical preferences of the student.
Specialised in piano, composition and electronic music.

Reviews (1)

Xico is great! He makes learning fun and simple.
Music is Play! and everyone is its own game. Understand and make only the music you like. If it isn't fun, it can't be music! I studied a classical piano bachelor, and later a jazz master and a live electronics master. In the meantime, I have been teaching music and playing synths, drum machines, and computers. It's longer than 5 years now! Electronic music is a very vast world. The possibilities are endless. But do you need to learn everything, or only what interests you to make the music you want to do? From listening and analyzing a song you like, we will go through the necessary knowledge for you to achieve it: - What do you need to build your home studio in order to create something similar? - Which instruments (or plugins) are being used. - Whether or not a knowledge of music theory is necessary. - And in which different ways / through which paths could you achieve something like what you desire? At the same time that we analyze and learn, you are also going to be encouraged to create! Practice makes the master, and the more you create, the more familiar you'll be with the tools and the environments that we learn in class. A part of the class is also going to be dedicated to listening to what you created and going through different ways we may improve it. For people interested in live electronics (live-processing an acoustic instrument or programming live sets), I also have knowledge of Max MSP and I can teach the basics or help you program any kind of device you propose. PD: I have also experienced imparting piano lessons, which is also a very important part of my professional practice. In case you are interested, it is also possible to mix the two worlds and create any kind of path between piano, synths, beats, and home studio techniques. Ask me anything, I'll tell you how I could help!

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