FavouritesAdd to Wish List
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
from42.00EUR/ h

Piano and Music Theory Lessons with a Certified Teacher (Beginner/Intermediate levels)

Dominyka is a professional musician: a singer, singing and piano teacher that is currently based in The Hague. She plays piano, violin and writes her own music.
Over the past decade she graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands with Bachelor's and Master's degree in jazz singing and in pedagogical minor studies.

I am very communicative and patient. As I hear from my students, they say that they enjoy my classes very much!

I believe that each student should embrace what they would love to play, and I would consider to be open to what student wishes to play. I am very adaptable with my teaching methods to each individual because everybody process information differently! You can expect to have a great time, and learn each lesson something new!

In my lessons:
* You will learn how to read the notes
* You will learn how to read the chord symbols
* You will learn how to play chord progressions
* You will learn how to play melodies with both hands
* You will develop the rhythm sense
* You will learn how to connect your emotions into your playing
* You will be confident on how to practise on your own
* You will learn how to control dynamics
* You will be able to accompany yourself
* You will increase your memory
* You will be fluent in music notation
* You will learn to improvise
* You will feel freedom while playing

See you soon!

Location

At student's location: Around The Hague, Netherlands
Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Parallelweg, The Hague, Netherlands

|
Use ⊞+wheel to zoom!
+

General info

Skills:
Age:
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
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Lithuanian, Dutch

About Me

Singing and music is my life, and I was introduced to it at a very young age with dance classes, piano and violin classes, choir and ensemble lessons, and later private singing lessons.

I am myself a very positive person, and I do my best to have fun and exciting lessons with my pupils. Teaching is truly my passion, and I love to work with students that are passionate about music or seek to learn more. Not only we can learn singing techniques but also to calm our body, mind and feel more grounded.

I believe that school sometimes can put ourselves in the brackets and shape us in different ways, and I deeply think it is very important to hold to our own uniqueness and find our own voice. It brings so much joy and fulfilment when you are able to make music.

I believe I could be a great contribution to your daily life and I hope I can broaden your knowledge within my classes.

Education

Master of Music in Jazz Vocals at Royal Conservatory of The Hague;
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Vocals at Royal Conservatory of The Hague;
Teacher's certificate of minor studies in Pedagogy/Education at Royal Conservatory of The Hague;
Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa Conservatory Diploma in Extended Secondary Education in Jazz Vocals;
Jeronimo Kacinsko Music School in Klaipeda with Dance and Singing diplomas.

Experience / Qualifications

* 8 years of teaching experience both children and adults
* Festivals and competitions: Young Voices 2015 - 1st place, Music Talent League 2015 - Grand Prix, Riga Jazz Stage, Amersfoort music festival, Summertime music festival, Riga Ritmi jazz festival, and so on.
* Pedagogical degree in teaching
* CVT course
* Cheryl Porter course
* Stevie Mackey course (he worked with many aspiring and established artists such as
Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, Lenny Kravitz, and Kelly Rowland, and so on... he has worked with NBC’s The Voice for over 10 seasons)
* Several recording sessions with my own band
* Natalie Weiss lessons
* Teacher at Funky Music School The Hague
* Teacher at Funky Music School Voorburg
* Teacher at Muziekschool Den Haag
* Teacher at Zang&Co

Reviews (5)

Dominyka is een heel lieve en leuke juf met veel aandacht voor de muzikaliteit van het kind waaraan ze lesgeeft.
Dominyka is very experienced and has an effective and engaging method of teaching. I have felt major improvements in only 2 lessons and am confident I will reach my best potential by continuing with her lessons!
I am very happy with Dominyka as my voice teacher. With her guidance, I have been able to improve my tone and widen my range much quicker than expected. Leessons are a joy: Dominyka can immediately hear and see what needs focus and explain what I must do to improve. This process is dynamic and fun, and I feel motivated to practice every day because I am inspired by these advancements. She can demonstrate many techniques with her beautiful voice. Most importantly, Dominyka is a trained and experienced teacher, so I know that my progress is healthy and sustainable. Highly recommended!
Taking singing classes with Dominyka has been truly awesome. She is really a talented singer and an experienced teacher who can bring your singing to the next level. Thanks to Dominyka I discovered my ideal singing range and how to sing without tension while maintaining a powerful belting. Strongly recommended!
She was amazing and she was very patient. We went through a couple of things already in our first lesson.
Dominyka is a professional singer, singing and piano teacher that is currently based in The Hague. She plays piano, violin and writes her own music. Over the past decade she graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands with Bachelor's and Master's degree in jazz singing and in pedagogical minor studies. She had a chance to participate in various music festivals as a singer, have concerts of her own, be behind the scenes in various TV shows, win several vocal competitions, and she truly developed her ears and her knowledge that she is now also able to help others to find their own unique singing voice. She has developed her knowledge about vocal technique, CVT method, stage presence, body language, story telling, composition, writing, improvisation, and so on. with various great teachers from all over the world. As well as, she had an honour to participate in workshops of Snarky Puppy, Dianne Reeves, Dena DeRose, Bob Stoloff, Norma Winstone, Fay Classon, etc. In addition, she took a course of Stevie Mackey, Cheryl Porter and had lessons with Natalie Weiss. "I feel like voice is a unique thing and music is such a good therapy. I believe everyone can sing, and I believe that everyone could sing greatly if they are patient and put work in it." - Dominyka "I promise that with our singing lessons you will learn more about your own voice and that you will develop your own sound as a singer. We work on warm ups/warm downs, breath support and its control, sound projection, how the larynx, jaw and tongue work and can be functioned freely, vowel placement, vocal effects, vocal colour, dynamics, articulation, stage presence, high notes - power singing (belting), jazz improvisation, vocal improvisation, interpretations, rhythmic variations, and so much more. My goal for you is to have the best time and spend lesson's time wisely while we achieve the best results in singing. If there is a wish, I can also help you to broaden your knowledge about the repertoire that is suiting to your voice colour, recording sessions, live performance situations, "a workout plan for singing", songwriting/composing, music theory, ear-training, solfeggio, and such." I can help all who are interested in finding their own authentic voice. P.S. ALL STYLES ARE WELCOME ! (pop/jazz/rnb/musicals/and so on) If you wish to learn how to play piano, read the notes, learn the basic or advanced music theory, practise solfeggio or learn more about jazz harmony - reach out to me because I teach that as well. See you soon.

Ask a question

Send a message explaining your needs and Dominyka will reply soon:
The more detail, the better.
Ex. "Hi, when are you available to meet for a lesson?"

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -05:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2          Friday at 2:00  Saturday at 2:00  
3      Wednesday at 3:00    Friday at 3:00  Saturday at 3:00  
4      Wednesday at 4:00    Friday at 4:00    
5      Wednesday at 5:00    Friday at 5:00    
6      Wednesday at 6:00    Friday at 6:00    
7      Wednesday at 7:00        
8      Wednesday at 8:00      Saturday at 8:00  
9      Wednesday at 9:00      Saturday at 9:00  
10      Wednesday at 10:00      Saturday at 10:00  
11          Friday at 11:00    
12          Friday at 12:00    
13      Wednesday at 13:00    Friday at 13:00    
14  Monday at 14:00    Wednesday at 14:00  Thursday at 14:00  Friday at 14:00    
15  Monday at 15:00  Tuesday at 15:00  Wednesday at 15:00  Thursday at 15:00  Friday at 15:00    
16              
17              
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from 42€At teacher's location
from 42€Online via webcam
from 64€At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Online reputation

  • Instructor since August 2021
  • 3 repeat students
  • Phone number verified
  • Google connected
  • Linkedin connected

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -05:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2          Friday at 2:00  Saturday at 2:00  
3      Wednesday at 3:00    Friday at 3:00  Saturday at 3:00  
4      Wednesday at 4:00    Friday at 4:00    
5      Wednesday at 5:00    Friday at 5:00    
6      Wednesday at 6:00    Friday at 6:00    
7      Wednesday at 7:00        
8      Wednesday at 8:00      Saturday at 8:00  
9      Wednesday at 9:00      Saturday at 9:00  
10      Wednesday at 10:00      Saturday at 10:00  
11          Friday at 11:00    
12          Friday at 12:00    
13      Wednesday at 13:00    Friday at 13:00    
14  Monday at 14:00    Wednesday at 14:00  Thursday at 14:00  Friday at 14:00    
15  Monday at 15:00  Tuesday at 15:00  Wednesday at 15:00  Thursday at 15:00  Friday at 15:00    
16              
17              
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from 42€At teacher's location
from 42€Online via webcam
from 64€At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Share


Carlota
Piano Lessons for all ages, levels and musical taste - at the students' home
Hello! I am a classical pianist with a Master's Degree at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. I have 6 years of teaching experience, with students from all ages and levels. My teaching methodology is focused on adapting to the student's needs and motivations, while passing on my knowledge to help the student to develop musical independence and create a personal connection with music. During the lessons, there are several aspects of piano playing that I can help with, according to the student's aims and musical level: - learning how to read scores - basics of music theory - develop technical capabilities - learning how to play by heart - finding your musical taste - preparing demanding works for piano exams And the most important aspect, to have fun and enjoy the journey!

Alethea
Violin Lessons for children, adults, or anyone who wants to learn the violin!
I started taking violin lessons at the age of 7. After years of training I am currently continuing my violin studies at Utrecht Conservatory. I have also attended music theory class for 6 years, because it is very useful to have some knowledge of it when playing any instrument. If you would like, I would be more than happy to share some knowledge of music theory along with the violin lessons. Lessons are private and not in groups.

Marta
Piano/Harpsichord/Basso continuo lessons for children/students/adults
Hello! My name is Marta, I come from Poland and my biggest passion in life is music. I have been studying it since I was six years old. I started with the piano and then I gradually became more interested in harpsichord and early music. I graduated from Music School in Poland in 2017 and then the Academy of Music which I finished in 2022 with a master's degree in harpsichord. Currently, I am a student at Royal Conservatoire in Hague. I was working as a tutor since I was 17 years old therefore I have a lot of experience working with children, students, and adults. I teach in a calm and nice atmosphere. I am also very patient and capable of adjusting the level of classes for all of my students. If you are interested in developing or deepening your skills in piano, harpsichord, basso continuo, ear trying, and music history/theory I'm here to help! Looking forward to meeting you! :)

James
Song Writing Lessons by experienced songwriter and composer
I am a 28-year old guitarist, songwriter and composer based in Den Haag, songwriting, composition, electric and acoustic guitar, in combination with music theory. I teach in English or in Greek. I am half Greek and half Scottish and I have been living in the Netherlands for the last 4 years. I offer lessons in all styles, to all age groups, and for any experience level (ranging from students who have never written a song before, up to experienced songwriters who are looking for fresh ideas and improving their skills to really make their songs shine). Face to face lessons are preferable, but I also teach online. I am a patient and open minded teacher, and my desire is to help you learn what you want to learn, and make sure you enjoy and take pride in your songs, learn to express your musical ideas as best as possible and nurture your curiosity and excitement about the world of music creation ! My Credentials: I hold a Bachelors of Music degree from Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), and a Masters of Music from The Hague Royal Conservatory. My experience as a songwriter and composer ranges from writing songs and singing in indie / off-beat rock bands, solo guitar and vocal performances, home-production of my own songs, creation of instrumental post-rock music, collaborative songwriting in bands, composition of works for classical players, creation of ambient, experimental and electronic music, creation of music for film, and I even some experience in beat-making. I have written songs, I have written orchestra pieces, I have worked as a DIY home producer, I have released albums, and I've performed in concert halls, rock venues, squats and festivals. I My music has been performed in and has taken me to several countries, including Portugal, The Czech Republic, The U.S.A., Canada, Korea, Greece, The U.K., The Netherlands. My Teaching style: My emphasis is to teach you based on your interests and your needs. The lessons are based around each individual student. You bring me the music you are creating and the skills you want to develop as a songwriter, and I build my lessons around that. My primary goal is help you develop your voice as a songwriter, so the starting point for our lessons will always be your music, and then I build our lessons around that. My aim is always to help you find what the heart of the song is about, and help you to bring this out and really make it shine. To help illustrate ideas about topics we discuss I will bring examples that can help inform the music you are creating, we will explore ideas of arrangement, orchestration, band leading and / or production to help flesh out your songs, and we will explore music theory too when that is helpful for us and / or if that is interesting to you. For more experienced songwriters we can explore how to write parts for other players, how to notate and orchestrate songs for acoustic instruments, how to record songs, or how to get the best playing out of your bandmates to help your song shine

Antonio
Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory lessons by enthusiastic tutor and performer
Enthusiastic guitar tutor and performer. I started playing classical guitar at the age of 6, and my formal musical education began at the age of 9 when I started attending a music school in Croatia. After 6 years of primary school, I continued studying classical guitar at a secondary music school in Varazdin, Croatia. During that period I received training in classical harmony, Counterpoint (polyphony), Solfeggio, Music history and gained plenty of experience in orchestral playing and choral singing. I decided to continue my musical education in Manchester where I was studying for an undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music and currently I am studying at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague. As a performing guitarist, I have successfully participated and won prizes in a number of international competitions in the UK, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Hercegovina. Although my studies are primarily related to classical music, I am comfortable playing and performing music in a range of other styles and genres. I am also experienced with mandolin and Croatian folk instrument called tamburitza.

Akane
Piano Lessons with two Grand Pianos. Preparations for ABRSM and Competition.
There are two grand pianos at the location in Den Haag. There will be enough distance between the student and the teacher. For children, it is important to develop basic musical skills through Singing, Rythmique, and Ear training besides piano playing. I use one technical exercise book, the main textbook, and a theory book. Through these 3 books, students learn different aspects of music and they naturally get ready for exams and grades. After acquiring basic skills, students study Harmony and Chord exercise too. These are useful for playing pops and jazz, and they obtain a deeper understanding of classical pieces too. Private Piano lesson, from age 4 above. Children can start the lesson after being able to read the number from 1 to 5 and the alphabet from A to G. Advanced students who want to prepare for competitions, auditions, ABRSM, GCSE, IB exams, or the entrance exam of the conservatory. The concert is held annually together with students of flute, violin, and composition teachers. For the age 1-7 years, I have group Rhythmique lessons.

Gabriele Filiberto
Violin lessons and tutorials Online! Learn without any risk! ☺️🎻🎉
With this course you have the great occasion to learn without put at risk your health condition by receiving lessons via Skype/Videochat! In a difficult moment like this, it's very important to take safety measures to preserve the health of everyone. Education is unstoppable! Be positive 👍☺️

Marta
Singing lessons for children, teenagers and adults, music theory lessons
Welcome to my introduction site! My name is Marta and music has been a great love and passion for my entire life. Singing lessons are not only an opportunity to learn singing and something new about music but also an opportunity to express emotions, forget about everyday worries, and have fun! Through music theory lessons you can learn about the structure of music and also develop some very useful music skills such as reading music (sight-singing or sight-reading). All students who have a specific goal in mind, but also all who do not have any specific goal in mind and want to sing or learn theory just for fun, are very welcome! Different options for lessons which I am offering are described below and all of them can be modified and adjusted according to the wishes and needs of the student: SINGING LESSONS FOR CHILDREN (individual or group lessons - maximum 10 students*) Singing lessons for children is basically an integrated method that combines singing with solfeggio, developing basic music theory skills. It consists of playing musical games and singing children's songs and through those developing intonation, musical hearing, musical memory, sense for pulse and rhythm, all with the attention to healthy singing. SINGING LESSONS FOR TEENAGERS AND ADULTS (individual or group lessons - maximum 10 students*) During singing lessons we will be searching for a deeper meaning of the story and different ways of interpretation, with attention to healthy singing technique, pronunciation and style. The lessons consist of breathing exercises, vocal warm up exercises with a specific technical goal and work on the desired repertoire - meaning of the words and story, vocal technique, pronunciation, interpretation and style. My specialization is in classical singing but I don’t mind working on other genres in my classes. SIGHT SINGING LESSONS (individual or group lessons) Intense course where you will be learning how to read music at sight. The lessons consist of sight singing only, beginning from the easiest level and gradually learning how to read more and more difficult music. You will develop skills needed for sight singing as well as a certain way of thinking appropriate for sight singing. (There is no technique of singing or interpretation involved in these lessons.) SOLFEGGIO LESSONS (individual or group lessons, for children from 8 years old, teenagers and adults) In these lessons you will learn how to bring the written music to life (sight singing), how to discover and put on paper the music you hear (musical dictation) and how to build scales, intervals, and chords. This knowledge is needed and examined on every conservatoire and music academy. For some conservatoires and academies this is an obligatory pre-requirement and elimination factor on entrance exams. It is inevitable part of every professional music education. MUSIC THEORY LESSONS (individual lessons) Music theory lessons can include, if desired: solfeggio, harmony, counterpoint, music form, analysis, and/or other music theory related subjects. For each subject we can make a special program, depending on the wishes and needs of the student. COMBINED SOLFEGGIO AND SINGING LESSONS Combined solfeggio and singing lessons are also possible for adults, as separate subjects or integrated with singing lessons. In both cases the duration of each lesson is 90 minutes and the program is discussed and created based on the wishes and needs of the student. (A combination of individual singing lesson and a group solfeggio lesson is also possible.*) AUDITION TRAINING AND PREPARATION FOR EXAMS (individual lessons) Preparation for auditions concerning singing and/or music theory includes preparation for entrance exams, regular exams on conservatories or preparation for ABRSM exams. *Please, contact me for more information about group lessons. Prices per person in group lessons are much lower than prices for individual lessons. If you have any further questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me... I will be happy to answer all your questions!

Marie-Lou
Classical guitar lessons for all ages and all levels
Does music appeal to you that way? Can the sounds of the guitar completely enchant you? Would you like to learn to interpret those sounds yourself? Together with my students I look for what they would like to be able to do on the guitar. We discover the instrument and its music in its full glory: the warm sounds, the percussive attack and countless colorful chords. I myself have been playing guitar for 13 years and have just completed (September 2022) my master classical guitar at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven (Belgium). I am currently further specializing at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. I am extremely passionate about music and love to pass that passion on. No prior knowledge of music is required. Lessons can be held at my home, while traveling, or online!

Emiliano
Jazz and Classic guitarist, teacher and performer.
I’m Emiliano an Italian Jazz guitarist based in Den Haag (NL), currently studying at the Royal Conservatory (Den Haag) During the high school years in Italy I have been collaborating as a guitarist and by offering support to the arrangement for the yearly school concerts with renowned musicians like the world- famous violin player Alessandro Quarta, the singer and conductor Carolina Bubbico, the jazz saxophone player and artistic director of the "Locomotive Jazz Festival" Raffaele Casarano, the producer and multi-instrumentalist Filippo Bubbico. I also collaborated with the actor Fabrizio Saccomanno by playing in the ensemble accompanying a theatrical representation of the Dante's "Inferno" adapted by Fabrizio Saccomanno himself and played at the Teatro Apollo in Lecce. 2016 - present: During the second year of the high school, intrigued by the jazz singing lessons I was attending, I started exploring and appreciating the jazz music and I started approaching it on the guitar by attending private lessons with the teachers Andrea Favatano and Giancarlo Del Vitto. The passion for jazz music has grown in me ever since, so much so that today it represents my favourite genre when playing or listening to music. During 2018 I attended two seminars: - a one-week jazz guitar and ensemble music seminar with Mike Moreno, Aaron Parks, Matt Brewer and Kendrick Scott in Fara Sabina, near Rome - Italy; - a one-week harmony and ensemble music seminar with Barry Harris in Rome - Italy. During 2019 I attended several seminars and masterclasses: - a one-day guitar masterclass with Scott Henderson in Martano (LE) - Italy; - a one-day bass masterclass with John Patitucci in Matera - Italy; - a one-day jazz ensemble music masterclass with Luca Alemanno in Lecce - Italy; - a two-day guitar masterclass with Jesse van Ruller in Pomarico (MT) - Italy; - a one-day guitar masterclass with Peter Bernstein in Trepuzzi (LE) - Italy. 2020- in the Netherlands I had the opportunity to perform in theaters like Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht) , Perdu (Amsterdam), Compagnie Theater (Amsterdam) and others 2020- I’m currently studying with jazz Guitarist Matijn Van Ieterson, 2021 I had the possibility to work and study with great musicians like Pedro Martins, Chris Cheek, Simon Moullier, Antoine Boyer, Philip Maniez ( big band project). I’m active as musicians and performer in the Netherlands and Italy.

Joel
Piano Lessons in The Hague Area (ook in het Nederlands) - All Levels - Classical, Pop, Improvisation and Composition
Start the new course learning to play piano! I am a professional classical pianist, accompanist, creator, and composer with a Bachelor's Degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and a Master's Degree at the Royal Conservatorium in the Hague. For 7 years now, I have been teaching students of all levels between 5 and 60 years old. Lessons are based on your level, interests, and goals. Together we can find out if you are keener on classical repertoire, or if you want to play your favorite pop-music, some beautiful soundtrack from a movie you like or compose/improvise new pieces. With my experience in teaching diverse genres, I will help you explore the music that you like. The central pillars I always work with are technique and creativity, which are much more connected than you would expect! While we advance, I also introduce the basics (or more deeply, if you are interested) of music theory to learn to communicate with each other in musical terms (chords, keys, score reading, etc.). And above all, the goal is to enjoy and have fun!

Pedro G. A.
Personalized piano lessons at home! (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Hello! I am a student of the master of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. I have been playing piano since I was 5 years old. Now, at 22, I have come far, and I still continue further developing my abilities at the keyboard. I am passionate about playing, as I am passionate about teaching. I can teach everyone from the young or older amateurs to more advanced levels. I am easygoing and I adapt to your rhythm and schedule. Do you want to take it easy? Sure, we will go slow and steady. Do you want to commit and learn faster? We can do that! I want my students to be as comfortable as possible. So feel free to contact me and we will discuss it!

Aftab
Piano & Music Theory lessons for children and adults
I am a composer/pianist with a master's degree in composing for film from Conservatorium van Amsterdam and a bachelor's degree from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. recently I have been doing my Ph.D. in composition at the University of Birmingham. It is a distant program so I go to the UK 2 times per year. I have 10 years of experience teaching music to children and adults. My lessons are tailor-made based on the interests of my students and especially with children I always find ways to have fun while doing the lessons. I believe that learning music should've filled with joy but at the same time disciplined.

Camilo
Saxophone Lessons for all levels, Music Theory, Improvisation, Production and much more!
Are you interested in learning a new instrument? Do you already know how to play saxophone, but want to improve your skills? My name is Camilo , I'm a Jazz and Classical trained Saxophone player, graduated from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and I'm here to teach you everything about saxophone and more! After many years of experience on stage, touring, in studio and teaching, I can offer saxophone lessons, music theory lessons, recording and producing lessons for all levels and necessities!

Inês
Piano and basic music theory lessons for all ages and levels
Hi! I am a classically trained pianist holding one Master Degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag and other from Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Porto, Portugal (ESMAE). I have been teaching for the past 6 years and I am open to adapt my methods to each student. I like to teach my students how to navigate music with and without scores, encouraging them to explore the keyboard through basic improvisation games or ear training. In my lessons my students will be able to learn how to read scores, learn basic music theory or developing their piano technique. Being it through classical or pop music (or any other type of music the student like), I hope to be able to share my love for music with my students and to encourage them to explore their more creative side.