The drumset is one of the most important and powerful instruments in a music ensemble. It does not only provide the rhythm and groove foundation for all the other instruments - it also defines the sound of the band, the character of the songs, the volume... just like an orchestra conductor. In these lessons (which are of course personalized and open depending on the interests of the student) we will work beyond the physical/mechanical aspect of the drums (technique, coordination, etc) into the musical aspect, so we will spend some time listening and analyzing music together, working on ear training and music theory from a practical point of view.
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I have been teaching guitar for twenty years in music schools and privately. I am looking for students in all ages and level. My specialization is jazz guitar, I use my method from the beginning: Learning the guitar through improvization. Which means, you will be well prepared to any style you want to learn because you will have the technical and theoretical foundations, studied through enjoyable music playing. You will be prepared as well to write your own music. I also welcome students in composition and arranging in any level. I teach jazz and crossover writing for live instruments.
Jazz music · Guitar · Music composition
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced player trying to expand on very specific topics, I am here to help you become a better musician. I believe the best way to learn music is to study what you love. Therefore, we will always look together for ways of making the process the most enjoyable and tackle different topics through your favorite artists. The classes can be very structured if that is what you like, or very loose: all that matters is your progress and enjoyment. Among other things, we can focus on: -Basic technique on the instrument -Learning songs of your choice, with a method that will allow you to learn songs by yourself later on. -Learn about different styles: Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Metal, Jazz... -Develop your understanding of music through the instrument (scales, arpeggios...) -Creativity, and improvisation through the use of the material we have studied together -Ear training and music theory -Rhythm, all the way from basic to very advanced -Basic compositional techniques, or fun ways to start composing
Bass guitar · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: I teach piano to students of all levels and ages. My goal is to challenge but not overwhelm the learner student. I also teach theory during piano lessons, and I also give theory homework. I tailor the teaching method individually to the needs of the students. I'm also a composer / singer-songwriter, so if you want to improve your songs or pieces of music, you can do that very well.
Piano · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Hey! (Lessons in English) Do you want music explained? I produce Hiphop and electronic music! Beats, Instrumentals, Songs, Sounds, Jingles: everything I want. I've always been very passionate about sounds and until I was 10 I try to create the best music. I have independent musical education but very technical. I wish you feel to Be Ambitious to succeed Be Imaginative to push the boundaries Be Inspirational Be Results-focused to exceed expectations and create structure [LESSONS ARE GONNA BE IN ENGLISH] The kind of lessons that I will host are very different and not mainly implemented on the theoretical part of the music production but on the practical one. I will explain you every step that I will take during my production process. I will produce beats using my techniques and methods during the lessons and I'll try to transplant in you the beauty of immagine, composing, editing, mix and producing your own ideas, IN YOUR OWN NATURAL WAY. As long as I'm not an academic teacher what I'm offering is close contact with my students to inspire, correct when is really needed and create together what is really close to our soul. The most important goal during our path? To work and discover your strong points and avoid the bad ones trying to understand them, understand your root. I will follow you like I follow the artist that I produce. First rule: HAVING FUN, BECAUSE MUSIC IS FUN! The feeling that you have when your music is there and is playing for you and for the others will be amazing. I promise you. Thank you Pietro
Music composition · Computer generated music · Guitar
Trusted teacher: Music is my passion. I was captivated by it at a young age, and later, in 2012 I've started to teach piano. My music path starts at Russian music school and then goes to the College of Arts, also in Russia. During this time I was involved in all kinds of musical activities: competitions, live performances and hard studying. In the course of studying, I've found out that what I like most is composition and piano teaching. I love classical music and know about it a lot (yet there is still plenty to discover). I'm eager to share my knowledge and passion with all of you who will decide to learn how to play the piano with me. It's not only about PLAYING the piano... I will not only teach you how to play the piano but how to feel the music as well and express this feeling with the different touch on the instrument. You will discover the secrets of classical music that will prove you it is not boring. Maybe, while playing somebody's pieces, you will discover the desire to create something by yourself. It is possible, even for beginners. You just have to learn some methods and techniques and then let your imagination work. I also help my students to overcome the fear of failure and anxiety that usually comes during performances. My lesson plans based on the personal needs of my students but in general, they include: - piano playing; - music theory; - improvisation; - composition; - playing 4 hands; - listening to classical music.
Music theory · Piano · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Would you like to have a better understanding of the music you listen to or study? Do you want to know more about the artistic background of a certain composer? Or would you just like to know more about Music History? Understanding the historical context behind the musical creation gives a broader knowledge of the repertoire. I offer online and offline Music History lessons to everyone: Conservatory students (support for exams, essays and lessons), musicians (classical and non classical) and any music lovers. I adapt my teaching method to each student's needs.
Music composition · Music history · Music theory
Trusted teacher: My lessons are for anyone who wants to delve into electronic music & sound design. As an experienced composer, producer and sound designer I specialize in applying my broad knowledge and experience in the field of music & technology. Most successful electronic musicians combine different skills, such as working with music production software and hardware, playing a keyboard, recording and mixing, but also music theory and composition techniques. Because as an electronic musician you often have to deal with different instruments & other sound sources, my lessons are also very suitable if you want to learn to design your own sounds, not only to make music, but also as sound effects for videos or games, for example. Just like in my own professional practice, I teach the different aspects of electronic music production: - sound design ('sound design'), both analogue and digital - synthesis - composition techniques - software for music production, so-called 'DAWs' such as Ableton Live - hardware - production: recording and mixing of audio - performance of electronic music It is also possible to learn more about (Western and non-Western) music theory and the history of (electronic) music. From my background as a sound designer for games & film, much of me can share knowledge and experience in this. In principle, my lessons are always adapted to the individual needs, knowledge and skills of the student. For the youngest, my approach is to introduce them to music and technology in a playful way. For this I use my own collection of musical instruments that I have collected over the years from all over the world, and which I link to technology.
Audio production · Sound (music) · Music composition
Trusted teacher: My lessons are tailor-made for each individual student. Everyone is different and everyone wants to learn something different. That is why I strive in a fun way to get the best out of a student with an appropriate teaching method. This way we can work deliberately on something you want to focus on: technique, style, confidence, songwriting, theory, feeling or a combination of these things!
Voice (music) · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Naast mijn uitvoerende werk als drummer en componist geef ik al ruim 20 jaar drumles aan gemotiveerde leerlingen van verschillende niveaus en leeftijden. Als gediplomeerd drumdocent (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) heb ik een eigen lespraktijk in de Q-factory in Amsterdam Oost/Oostpoort. Ik gaf o.a. lessen en workshops aan leerlingen op de HKU, het Conservatorium Amsterdam (afdelingen pop en jazz), Conservatorium Utrecht, DSOP Amsterdam, Tiroler Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck en Musikhochschule Franz Liszt Weimar (D). Stijlen: rock, pop, jazz, funk, hiphop, drum ‘n’ bass, electro, dub-step, reggae, punk, diverse Latijns Amerikaanse stijlen, metal, cross-over, Karnatische muziek, ambient, drone, improvisatie. mogelijke lesinhoud: drums en percussie: – focus op interesse en doelen van leerling: aanpassen van werkwijze en tempo. – we werken aan de verbetering van timing, sound, interactie, dynamiek, onafhankelijkheid, stok- en voetentechniek. – favoriete muziek uitzoeken en meespelen. – jammen met 2 drumstellen, met gitaar en drums of bass-gitaar en drums. – uitbreiden van je drum-stel met percussie instrumenten en klank-objecten. – leren noten lezen en schrijven – het schooljaar sluiten we af met een zomerconcert voor ouders en vrienden. e-drums en elektronica: – leren spelen op een elektronisch drumstel en leren kennen van alle voordelen van e-drums – het gebruik van effecten op akoestische of elektrische drums (zoals loops, reverb, delays, distortion, harmonizers) – het spelen van synthesizers met gebruik van je drumstel (via triggers) logic: – maken van je eigen samples – maken van je eigen muziekproducties – opnemen van verschillenden instrumenten – de basics van een audio-mix leren kennen – maken en uitprinten van bladmuziek componeren: – leren hoe een song is opgebouwd – analyseren en transcriberen van muziek – maken van eigen composities met gebruik van je instrument als basis – doorontwikkelen van je reeds bestaande composities – componeren met logic met gebruik van midi-instrumenten en/of opnames – je muziektheorie skills verbeteren band-doctor/band coaching: Graag kom ik naar je repetitie om je tips te geven over samenspel, componeren, arrangeren, opname en productie van een demo of album, improvisatie, performance en booking. Je bent van harte uitgenodigd om een proefles te komen volgen!
Drums · Music composition · Music theory lessons
Marco - Amsterdam35€
Trusted teacher: My name is Marco, and I am an Italian composer and sound designer working and living in Amsterdam. I studied Classical and Experimental Composition at the Conservatory, and then Communication Sciences and Technologies, and Sound Design at the University. After that, I spent the last 8 years producing music and sounds for advertisement, short movies, tv shows, documentaries, theatre, art installations, and so on. This gave me a broad knowledge of how to write music in every different style, and how to do that fast. This class starts with my experience, but I really want the students to build their own personalized plan, choosing on which of these areas to focus on: -Film Scoring -Sound Design -Music Theory -Arranging for Orchestra -Solfège -Introduction to Piano -Introduction to Music Softwares (DAWs) and Plugins -Electronic Music and Beats Production If you need to take lessons at certain times excluded from my timetable feel free to contact me anyways and let's see what we can arrange. Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers :)
Music theory lessons · Audio production · Music composition
Gosse - Amsterdam58€
Trusted teacher: Do you want to teach (electric) piano, keyboard or synthesizer? Then you have come to the right place! Gosse (1989) has been giving piano lessons for more than 10 years and we are proud to announce that almost all students who start the lessons actually continue. The lessons are primarily focused on fun and development. He knows from experience that the most important ingredients for learning to play the piano as effectively as possible are: 1: The pleasure of playing The fun is increased by learning to play numbers that the student experiences as beautiful or fun and that bring the right degree of challenge. Gosse mainly specializes in Pop, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Bossa-nova, Latin and Light classical styles. Learn to play your favorite songs! 2: Learning in the way that best suits the student There are three different ways in which someone can learn to play the piano: sheet music, by ear and (the relatively new way) through software programs such as Synthesia. The correct method differs from person to person. 3: Knowing the music theory / shortcuts The three ways you can learn to play the piano described above help you press the right keys at the right time. But it can be easier. Namely by knowing the underlying music theory and / or the shortcuts! Gosse also teaches music production (songwriting and producing). He is most specialized in the Logic Pro and Ableton studio programs. He also helps vocalists who want to accompany themselves on the piano. Feel free to contact us for a trial lesson, for a more detailed version of the above 3 points or if you want to know more!
Piano · Music theory · Music composition
Slava - Amsterdam50€
Trusted teacher: In this class I can teach you Music theory (harmony, melody, rhythms structure, analysis) Work with Ableton Live Mixing and mastering your tracks Composition in different styles Creating electronic dance music in different styles (techno, deep house, trance, psytrance etc)
Music composition · Music theory · Audio production
Trusted teacher: I am a graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with several years of experience as a teacher as well as a performer, and professional composer and arranger. I am passionate about music education and can offer tuition in guitar, music theory, songwriting and composition for all ages and abilities. In guitar lessons, I want to be able to give students the tools they need to be able to express themselves fluently on the instrument. We will work on technique and essential theory, but there will also be a big focus on playing songs and learning tunes, which I believe is essential to understanding the instrument. I am also able to offer lessons in music theory, from beginner level to advanced jazz and classical theory. If you need assistance preparing for an entrance exam or theory exam, or if you just want to expand your general knowledge, then I am able to help. Through the study and analysis of theory in the context of musical compositions, I am able to give you a solid understanding of how music works on a theoretical level, widening your understanding of music as a whole. If you want you expand your creative instincts, I can also offer composition and songwriting lessons. Whether you want to perform as a singer songwriter, arrange for big band, or write music for symphony orchestra, I can offer tuition which will give you the tools necessary to improve in these areas. I teach from home and I am also able to teach about Skype / Zoom. Feel free to get in touch if you are interested. Thanks!
Guitar · Music composition · Music theory
Trusted teacher: My name is Paolo, I’m an Italian pianist and composer. My musical life started when I was 9, moved by a bit of curiosity I put on a classical music CD, the speakers played Chopin’s 1st Ballade and that was the first time I had goose bumps listening to a music piece. This experience was so strong that I wanted to recreate that feeling, so I started to study piano. The instrument is really good for a first approach to the music; after a little while, with lessons and practice, it’s possibile to play a very simple composition with a great satisfaction. Through out the years I faced many obstacles, especially technical difficulties. I had great teachers who helped me to know and understand the instrument, they also taught me to love the music I was playing without shame for mistakes. Like in sports you need to train yourself, learn movements and adjust coordination, but it’s also very important to love what you are doing and be passionate about it. This is what you will learn with me, in a friendly and relaxed environment. I studied in Brescia, Milano and Amsterdam. My main fields were piano, chamber music and composition. I have taught piano and music theory during my time in Italy, currently I perform mainly in The Netherlands.
Piano · Music composition
The course “From Idea to Master” is intended for musicians at all levels and provides an overview of the artistic and production steps needed to finalize a music product. From the development of the initial idea to the final master, the course will guide the student through the different stages of product development (song analysis, approach to composition and arrangements, recording, mix and mastering, licensing/sync). At the end of the course, the student will have an in-depth understanding of the professional figure of the music producer and the creative and technical knowledge necessary to produce different projects. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the class can be fully on-line and all the material needed for the course can be provided digitally. The course will be taught in English.
Music theory lessons · Music composition · Audio production
Trusted teacher: Do you have the words but the notes are a bit harder to find? Do you think writing music can be something for you? Then my lessons are definitely for you! I am a composer and musician with experience in different genres, and also in teaching people with different backgrounds and musical interests. During our lessons we analyze the music that you find interesting and inspiring, and then we use this material to work on your own songs. I try to keep the lessons as practical as possible, so we're also going to sing a lot and play together, but we're also going to learn theory and a little music history. If you really have no experience but you have motivation, I think that's more important. We will then learn everything step by step. Just contact us and let us discover the colorful world of music together!
Song writing · Music composition · Music theory
I help beginning, intermediate and advanced songwriters establish and/or refine their songwriting routine. Using my own book on the subject (no extra charge) and a variety of interesting assignments, I work with you to make you the best songwriter you can be! Some basic music theory and instrumental skills are needed, but I can also help you get this under your belt.
Hello! I have extensive experience with students of all ages as a teacher of violin playing which are focused on student interests. I'm studying in Conservatorium van Amsterdam on my final year of Bachelor's Degree. I teach for last couple of years in Amsterdam and I had intensive teaching courses to help me become a professional teacher.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Children's music
Trusted teacher: With more than 100 releases to my name, including 2 top-10 hits in England, you can contact me if you want to learn how to make music yourself with your computer, telephone or tablet. But also more experienced producers, DJs and instrumentalists who want to further develop their production skills can contact me. Because I myself have a background as a singer and songwriter and not as a DJ, I can also help you further in the field of lyrics, vocal production, arranging and song structure. The lessons are (currently) taking place in compliance with 1.5 meters or online. One of my specialties is synthesis and sound design, in other words creating your own unique sounds. For this, my collection of vintage equipment is at our disposal, including a large modular system. But even without hardware you can of course go in all directions using. virtual instruments or the new free virtual modular synthesizer "VCV Rack". Questions I often got in interviews are "How do I start a track", "how do you get inspiration" and of course: "How do I finish a track". Thanks to my many years of experience, these are all things that I can help you on your way. The lessons are also suitable for instrumentalists who want to learn about recording or electronically accompanying their instrument, but also for DJs who would like to make their own productions. To start with, I look at what is possible with the equipment that you already have available, and can give advice if you want to expand your setup (possibly with hardware).
Ableton live · Audio production · Music composition
Trusted teacher: The basic course takes you through all the elements you need to professionally write and produce music; with specialties ranging from record production to writing for media i.e. T.V and film. Learn all the pitfalls and save yourself years of pain! :) Skills I take you through are: 1. Music finishing; e.g. lyrics, arrangements, programming drums and synth parts. 2. Performance and recording techniques - setting up microphones, and hands on exploring the different types and 'colours' they record. How to record real synths and find the correct sounds for your music. Re-amping guitars and anything else to give your music more life! 3. Mixing; Using Pro Tools HD, Logic and Ableton, an SSL mixer with lots of classic 'outboard' equipment as well as the latest plugins on board the computer. 4. Mastering; The final stage of releasing music is making it sounds amazing on all systems. A course is tailor-made to suit the desire of the student - from recording and releasing your own music, to film audio post-production and sound design and everything else in-between. I have more than 30 years in the music industry, previously working at BBC Radio 1/1xtra station, and also at Jools Holland's Helicon Mountain studios in West London. I am eager to share what I have learnt over the years in a really friendly environment - it's perfect to take home all the knowledge you need to write from anywhere in the coming years.
Music composition · Computer generated music · Sound (music)
Trusted teacher: This class is for anyone, musicians or non-musicians, professionals or amateurs, who want to discover how to express themselves through music. In these lessons, you will be able to learn how to compose your own music, where to get inspiration from and all the specific possibilities of each instrument. Additionally, you will develop a "personalised compositional toolbox", which will enhance your unique style. You can master any of the following musical areas: - Classical music. - Songwriting. - Electronic music production (any style). - Music for Cinema and Video-Games. - Music installations and generative music (on Max MSP).
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Computer generated music
I am a bassoonist and composer from Australia who is available to tutor in Amsterdam. I teach not only the ordinary modern bassoon but also historical performance, whether that would be on period instruments or otherwise. I am also available to tutor music theory and composition for all levels. I have won prizes in both bassoon and composition, including the Royal Schools Music Club Anniversary Scholarship, the Bendat Family Foundation Composition Scholarship, the Royal Over-Seas League Arts Travel Scholarship, and the Catholic Arts Chapman Scholarship. I have also been part of a variety of ensembles, including the MAPLE wind quintet, Tura New Music's Breaking Out Ensemble, and orchestras in Australia. I have had the incredible opportunity to write and arrange for many ensembles with very different instrumental combinations such as Piñata Percussion, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of St George's College, and Trinity College, Perth. As a teacher, I strive to develop students to become inspired by music and to always seek a deeper understanding and appreciate of music. I am open to teaching any student so long as they can hold an instrument comfortably!
Bassoon · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Music is a great way to express yourself and your feelings, it is an amazing tool to learn about your personality. As an art form, music has been around with us from ancient times. As a musician, you'll need to be able to know music theory and acquire technique. Through years of teaching I've developed a method of learning music in a practical and structured way, keeping the joy of making music as a main focus, as well as providing with all the necessary theoretical background. I teach music to all ages: my students currently are from 5 to 81 years old. And all levels: I have an individual approach for every student. You will learn how to play music, listen to music, compose your own music and more! Usually, my students are able to make music within a first week of learning and I have a lot of positive feedbacks and reviews from them! My lessons are: saxophone, improvisation, composition, Ableton Live, artist development.
Ableton live · Music composition · Saxophone
Trusted teacher: Want to learn more about what's behind classical music? Do you want to learn to write music yourself? Or are you already writing music, and would you like guidance or feedback? Then I can help you with this! I graduated as a composer at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Bachelor) and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Master). I have a lot of experience writing for solo instruments, ensembles, choirs and orchestras, and electronics. For music theory, I can take a general, broad approach, or we can focus on certain types of music and explore it, depending on your needs. For composition, we can discuss the basics if you are just starting or planning to compose. If you've been doing it for a while, we'll focus more on the music you make and discuss it with each other.
Music composition · Music theory