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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 over Skype/Zoom.

Feel free to get in touch if you are interested.

Thanks!

Location

At teacher's location: Andries Snoekstraat, Amsterdam, Nederland
Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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General info

suitcase iconSkills:
Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Rock, Ska, Song & varieties
Age:
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:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:Dutch, English

About Me

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As a freelance musicians, I have performed and written for many professional ensembles over the last several years. For 4 years I performed with the Amsterdam Funk Orchestra, and played concerts across the Netherlands as well performing on Dutch television three times (De Wereld Draait Door). I have also performed in duo (Guitar + Vocals) and with small jazz groups around the Netherlands over the past 5 years.

As a composer and arranger I have written for big bands and orchestras in The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy and the USA, as well as leading my own big band (The Novi Orchestra) and writing music for several award-winning independent films.

I want to be able to pass on the knowledge that I've been fortunate enough to receive so that others have to chance to explore and discover the joy of making and playing music.

Education

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Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition, graded 9. (Graduation year 2019)

Blackpool & Fylde College, Music BTEC, graded Triple Distinction Star. (Graduation year 2015).

Experience / Qualifications

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Independent Music Teacher (2015 - Present)

My experience as a music teacher has been developed through teaching privately and through following the music education classes at the conservatory. I have taught several guitar students who have gone on to study at Dutch conservatories, as well as leading band coaching sessions for rock, pop and jazz bands in Amsterdam.

I have also taught jazz composition lessons, from basic knowledge regarding harmony and theory to professional level big band arranging.

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