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    Jazz Theory, Composition, Improvisation, Keyboard skills

    I am teaching a practical course in Jazz Theory, beginning from the basics of music, moving to the ability read, analyze and improvise over jazz standards, and ultimately to the composition of original pieces. I am also experienced and available to teach piano lessons, or as an editor for written (text) work, e.g. research papers and theses in English.

    Extra information

    The lessons are appropriate for all instrumentalists, although I will also teach you some basic keyboard skills (if needed).

    Location

    At teacher's location: Amsterdam-Zuid, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

    General info

    Skills:

    Age:

    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)

    Student level:

    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Duration:

    60 minutes

    The class is taught in:

    English

    About Me

    I am an American keyboardist and composer with 10 years professional experience in New York. Although taking Jazz form as a model, my method of composition incorporates elements of the Classical tradition and is relevant to Classical musicians as well. I developed my teaching method in the diverse communities of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. My approach is both theoretical and practical, and aims to develop knowledge and ability within an active and creative approach to making music.

    Education

    M.A. Music Composition, Royal Conservatory in the Hague (2010)
    Private Study with Paul Caputo, New York, NY: Species Counterpoint, Harmony and Formal Analysis (1998-2005)
    B.A. Russian Literature, Reed College (1997)

    Experience / Qualifications

    My playing experience is in a wide range of venues in the New York area and abroad, spanning the genres of Jazz, Theatre, Rock and Classical music. In the Netherlands I have composed for many top ensembles, including ASKO Ensemble, Bang on a Can Allstars, Rosa Ensemble and others.

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