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!
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.
Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Music Theory and Composition lessons (Amsterdam / Almere / Online)
I am studying Bachelor Pop Guitar at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I can help you in different matters, such as performance, ear training or music theory. All the aspects will be link together in order to learn effectively! In my guitar lessons, we will develop your skills in the instrument to get a better and more personal tone, and feel more confident when improvising or playing in different styles. We will get there by learning songs, scales, chords, different techniques and putting all of them together. I can also help you in songwriting, which I personally think that is a beautiful way to learn and apply the things we learn. I can teach online or in student's location in Amsterdam or in Almere. Don't hesitate to get in touch if there is any questions :)
Trombone and Music Composition Lessons (Jazz/General)
Learning the skills of being a good trombonist and a good musician go hand in hand. Nick offers two separate classes in jazz/general trombone performance and music composition in Amsterdam or online. Nick is an experienced musician with over ten years of musical practice. In the trombone lessons, you can learn new ways to improve your creativity, technique, improvisation, and overall playing in a jazz setting, and beyond. In the composition lessons, Nick can help improve your ability to write professional charts, help out with a theory, arranging, and other skills. These lessons are open to any skill level. Take care.
Music on all levels: Bass guitar/Improvisation/Theory/Composition lessons
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
Music Production, Music Technology, Electronic music composition
Music Production, Music Technology, Electronic music composition. Audio Recording and mixing. Learn how to use Logic Pro X, Ableton, Reaper etc. Depending on your level the lessons start from basic music technology principles to advanced music production techniques. Beginners: I can teach you about the types of microphones and how to use them (Audio Recording), introduce you to the basic audio equipment, and teach you how to use a Digital Audio Workstation (Audio mixing & Audio editing). Intermediate/Advanced: For advanced levels, we can focus on production and mixing techniques, special effects, composition, aesthetics, and adjust the lesson to your knowledge. Get in touch to discuss your needs, every lesson is personalized.
Composition lessons - Learn how to compose music in any style.
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).
Songwriting for everyone! Discover your own musical talents!
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!
Learn music techniques, piano, theory or composing music
With my music lessons, I can come to your home to provide lessons. We will learn reading music, making small compositions, as well as learning piano skills. I encourage all levels of musicanship, and intend for students to work hard to achieve their goals!
Electronic Music Production, Performance & Sound Design
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.
Electronic Music Production (Ableton, Beatmaking, Sound Design, Recording, Mixing)
I can help out beginner to intermediate producers. We can start all the way from the beginning or focus on specific topics that you would have questions about. I can teach you to produce tracks in an intuitive way without the use of music theory but can also incorporate the basics of music theory in the lessons. I’m specialised in sound design, playing live sets on stage and developing the identity of artists. It helps me to get intermediates to the next level. When you want to start with music production you need to work in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). I work mainly with Ableton because it's very intuitive and "jammable". It's a great DAW to work in, especially for beginners. Preferably my lessons will be focused on Ableton but I can also work in other DAW's because the fundamentals are mostly the same in all of them. The following aspects will be covered in Ableton Live: 1. The Basics (overview of the layout) 2. Arrangement, session and clip view 3. Working with sequencers and MIDI 4. Recording and routing 5. Audio and MIDI effects 6. How to work with the built-in instruments in Ableton Live. 7. How to go from a basic beat to a finished track. 8. Mixing and mastering 9. The basics of music theory 10. Intermediate: sound design, synthese, synthesizers, sampling, field recordings 11. Intermediate: developing your own liveset with MIDI controllers, drumcomputers and synthesizers 12. Intermediate: developing your own sound and identity If you have any question, don't hesitate to message me!
Music Production and Theory: Everything you need to know.
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 :)
Learn how to improvise on any music instrument (Jazz, Pop, Ambient, etc..)
An Improvisation class thought to be given to any musician whom can already play an instrument and wants to gain musical freedom. Possibility to choose a stylistic approach (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Ambient, etc..) The program will be personalised on you. There will be analysis and theory. I can teach also on webcam.
Composition and music theory - all levels, all styles
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.
Piano lessons for beginner and advanced students (in Dutch / English)!
Learn how to play your favorite music on the piano. I can teach you to do that by ear or visually (by using tutorials or sheet music). For me, it is most important that you enjoy what you do. That starts with playing the music you love. The goal of the lessons is to guide you through what you wish to learn and achieve. We will do that step by step in a relaxed tempo. I am looking for enthusiastic students that like to learn new skills and who are curious about how they can develop their piano playing and other related parts of their musical knowledge and skills. Additionally, I can teach you the following: Musical hearing training Improvising Working with a DAW (Logic) (Home) Studio recordings Music production (editing, mixing, mastering) Music theory (digital) music notation Composition and songwriting