Drum lessons with qualified and experienced teacher - all styles, all levels
Hello! My name is Aurel and I am a French Amsterdam-based drummer. Although currently specialized in Jazz music, I have studied various esthetics, and Pop and Rock music, in particular, are part of my background (I played in several pop-rock bands). Therefore I am able to teach a broad panel of music styles. I also have many drum methods and charts at my disposal, and have experience in teaching children from the age of 6, as well as teenagers and adults. Lessons and teaching method: I always adapt to the student's tastes and learning profiles. This is why, during the first lesson, and on a regular basis afterwards, I always take time to discuss with my students (or their parents if they are very young) to figure out together the path they want or need to follow. I will use charts and methods for those who need visual support to assimilate the skills or teach by ear and by demonstrating to the ones who feel more comfortable this way. I also play electric guitar and can jam with my students, which is a great tool for developing band playing skills or simply to have a good time. For those eager to make significant progress, I offer consistent and serious monitoring, with practice recommendations. I can for instance prepare a student for an audition or an entrance exam in a conservatory. If you are willing to improve your understanding of rhythm in general, you can also benefit from my knowledge of Indian Karnatic rhythm concepts, one of the most complete traditional approaches to rhythm. Students who simply want to learn at their pace, to have fun and unwind, are definitely welcome too! About me: In addition to my jazz drums bachelor and master degrees from the conservatory of Amsterdam (CvA), which included a thorough pedagogical training and a specialization in Indian Karnatic techniques, I benefit from 4 years of experience as an employed drum teacher in two French associative music schools (Ecole de musique de Nangis and Conservatoire des Deux Rives, Moret-sur-Loing). I am also an active musician, both on the Dutch and the French scene. My trio mainly tours in France and has played at venues such as the Sunside (Paris), or participated in competitions like the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award. I am also the co-leader of the sextet Chai Masters, finalist of several European competitions (Leiden Jazz Award, Golden Jazz Trophy in Lille, France, 7 Virtual Jazz Contest). Recently, the band was part of Keep An Eye The Records's finalists (March 2022). Looking forward to meeting you and passing on my know-how to you!
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!
Violin lessons for beginners to advanced, & music theory lessons.
Private lessons for beginners to advanced level of violin playing. All ages are welcome. I am a professionally trained teacher and violinist for almost two decades. My lessons are given in English, Spanish and (soon) Dutch and French. My teaching method is variable depending on the students' needs, but the goal is shared: to make a great musician and qualified violinist out of the pupil. I work on both technical and musical aspects from a (very) consciously prepared healthy and enjoyable perspective. Particular emphasis on having fun with the little ones! I pay special attention to creating a personalized education and experience for every one of my students. I also give some additional tools applicable to the violin playing which includes: Introduction to Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Body & Mind. All the basic theory is taught too. Occasionally, there are student concerts and collaborations with other teachers. (These may include some teachers from the Sweelinck Academy or the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and more). From among the required tools for my lessons are: a violin and a bow, score and books purchases when necessary, and, from time to time, meetings with the parents. On occasion, I use digital tools like phone/tablet apps. I can teach in various places near or in the centre of Amsterdam, or, depending on the need, I can move to pretty much wherever in The Netherlands. About the homework, I send it to the students on a weekly basis and encourage them to participate on competitions and summer music courses. As always, this is conditional on the pupil's stage.
Flute, Chamber Music and Accompaniment Lessons
Flute and theory lessons for beginners, intermediate or advanced students. With my students, I usually like to play a lot of duets, construct individual-based practices for them, but also work with some of the books that I have recognised as valuable in my past practice and teaching experience. Specifically, the course largely depends on students wishes and goals. Equipment 3 flutes (2 standard concert C-flutes adn a Fife flute) are available for borrowing. Schedule Lessons can be run by individual arrangement, yet preferably on weekly basis.
Violin Lessons in Amsterdam for people of all ages and all levels
Would you like to learn to play the violin? I am a professional violinist based in Amsterdam and I love sharing my passion for music with people of all ages. You will learn the violin in a fun and relaxed way while developing a good technique and a great musicality. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any question.
Bass and Double Bass Lessons! Let's play some music!
Does it happen to you too? You're listening to the music and ... You Just Can't Take your Focus Off the lower tones, the foundation of the song, The Bass. Let me tell you something: if you do that it means that ... You're already Learning! Whether you're listening to pop, rock, r'n'b, jazz, blues, you name it, the Bass is always there to work as the foundation on which the Band can build on. I can guide your curiosity through the discovery of the various bass techniques, we can work together using the music of the artists you love to walk our way in the realm of the Low Tones. Didn't you always want to meet up with those friends of yours and play those songs you all love? That amazing bass riff from Muse, that lovely song from Coldplay or super cool funky Bruno Mars. Or maybe you dream of the warm cuddly sound of the double bass, playing with the bow and feel the vibration of the Wood. Playing some Jazz, along with Miles Davis or Wayne Shorter. With almost 20 years of experience in the low tones world I can guide you in the study of electric bass and double bass. I'm an active performer and touring musician, as well as a master graduated Bass player. (Conservatory of Amsterdam) We will work together to find what best suites you. Through the music that you love we'll find the right path to discover the world of the Bass. PS: (For fearless only) I will teach also the secret art of: “Riding a bike while carrying your bass without getting killed”.
Cello, Piano and Music lessons in Utrecht. All levels and different genres!
My goal as a music teacher is to make the students able to experience all types of emotions by playing music, understanding the musical process from its roots with a creative approach. My lessons are designed according to the specific needs of each student and the main objective is to guide them in the optimal direction to achieve their full potential in a fun way. Thereby, the instrument becomes a tool to understand what making music really means and will be a way for the student to express his emotions. My approach to the lessons can provide a lot of creativity, fun and originality. How will my lessons look like From the first lesson, the student will start making music. We will begin learning the basic concepts of music, developing listening and rhythmic skills with fun exercises. Lessons will also be focused on learning the basics of music theory, creating a solid technical base and paying special attention to having a relaxed and healthy body posture. My academic and professional experience has helped me create a teaching method where improvisation is an essential tool for the student. I enjoy working on it from the beginning since it is a perfect way to develop musicality. Playing different music genres together As a musician, another of my sources of inspiration is to get to know and to learn from different styles, playing and experimenting with music from the classical period until the most avant-garde style. During the lessons, we will play pop, jazz, classical and many other styles. I would like to explore the instrument with the student in a fun way, growing, improving, and discovering new ways of making music together. During the lessons the students and I could play together, either playing some duos with the cello or accompanying them with the piano, which is an activity that I really enjoy. Playing together with more people and with a polyphonic instrument from the beginning will give the student clues to learn how to play in ensembles and listen to all the different voices that can be part of any musical composition.
Violin and music theory lessons for beginners and advance students
Do you want to learn violin or improve your skills on it? So you're more than welcome to my class! With me you can learn from the basics of this instrument to the advanced technique in a helpful and efficient way. Even I can help you with orchestral auditions or auditions to enter in a music school. I have my bachelor's diploma from Spain and now I'm doing the violin master degree in Utrecht Conservatorium. If you need help with music theory I can help you too so don't hesitate to contact me!
Drum and Percussion Lessons in Amsterdam (English and Spanish).
Drum and percussion classes with different methodologies depending on the student's objectives. From classes for those who start in the world of the drums to special classes of reinforcement for students who study music to a medium degree. I offer classes at home where I will prepare the student to overcome his challenges and help him to achieve his dream of being a great musician. The students who decide to start playing will teach them from the most elementary (basic technique, musical reading, theory) to more advanced material such as musicality, learning different styles (jazz, rock, Samba, Funk, etc), improvisation, and much more. Lessons offered in English and Spanish Academic training: -Currently studying at Conservatorium van Amsterdam - Bachelor's Degree of Jazz at CSMIB (Spain) - Superior Degree at Professional Conservatory of Music of Gijón - Private lessons and masterclasses with world-class drummers as Jeff Prentice, Marc Miralta, Yoran Vroom, Jack Dejohnette, Jairo Ubiaño, Dani Dominguez, and many more
Singing lessons, songwriting, tailor-made music theory. One step closer to your dream!
Singing lessons, songwriting, music theory, stage performance... together with Julia you will see what suits you best and how you can get one step closer to your dream. Hobby or professional, in both cases she is ready to support you in your personal process. Julia studied Jazz for 2 years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She is currently in the third year of the Pop Department of the Conservatory in Amsterdam. She is a songwriting teacher at Dutch Music Academy and has several years of experience as a singing coach. In her career as a recording artist, she has released multiple EPs under the duo 'Micah & Julia' and traveled to Nashville to collaborate with Grammy Winning Songwriter, Femke Weidema, before joining her label, LV Music. In her younger years she studied violin at the Young Talent class in Amsterdam. She is broadly oriented in classical, jazz and pop. Motivated to get one step closer to your dream? Feel free to message me and let's get to know you!
Piano Lessons - By the End of The Course You Will Be Able To:Find notes on the keyboard.How to read music.Play simple rhythms.Play simple
Piano/Keyboard lessons for beginners focus on piano basics; learning to read notes, read rhythms, play scales, play basic chords and other tools essential to play any style of music.This is a perfect introduction to piano and music for those who have little to no experience or need a review of the very basics. You will learn how to read music, find notes on the piano and other essentials so you can begin playing pieces.
Private saxophone lessons, jazz and classical, for all levels.
Graduated from a Master's degree and a double Bachelor degree from the Conservatorium of Amsterdam, I can help you develop your technical skills on the saxophone, your harmonical and rhythmical knowledge, your understanding and improvisation skills, through a pedagogical method that follows the student's aspirations, starting from wherever the student is, and moving on from there step by step. I address my lessons to all levels, from complete beginners, to those who have never heard of music.
Saxophone, flute and clarinet lessons for all styles, ages and abilities
Want to unlock the joy of playing music? Keen to rekindle your relationship with the saxophone? Want to play your favourite songs? Want to take your understanding of music to the next level? Saxophone, flute and clarinet teacher available for lessons. A graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, I have experience in teaching a variety of styles to different abilities and age groups. Regardless of your level, we will work together to ensure you get the most out of your instrument and play what you want to play! Common topics include sound production, technique, improvisation, playing by ear, rhythm, and music theory.
Ukulele Lessons, Ukulele Repertoire, Technique, Strumming
I help my students to learn to play the ukulele or to improve their level with personalised approach where I create individual lesson plans for each student for their needs and pace. I create exercises from the songs you like/wish to play and cover the technical aspect in a fun way.
Clarinet lessons in Amsterdam for children and adults
Hello ! I'm Manon, I am currently studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and I give clarinet lessons for all ages and levels. I will adapt my teaching to your needs, we will determine together what suits you best in terms of length / frequency of the lessons, repertoire played, material needed ... The lessons will be in English or in French. If you are an adult and you want to improve your French conversation, you can do it while learning clarinet with me! It can be a motivating way to improve two different skills!