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Piano Lessons for Beginner-Advanced Levels in Classical and Contemporary Styles

I am a professional pianist offering private piano and theory lessons to students of all levels. As a pianist 12 years of teaching experience and over 21 years of playing, I enjoy motivating my students with music of their own preferred style and interest, whether that be classical or contemporary. My main goal is to promote a positive experience and love for music-making during the course of learning piano. If the student is interested in a more serious approach, I can also guide preparation for grades 1-8 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams. For example, in the last year my students have achieved highest marks in the ABRSM exams as well as prizes in various competitions. My own studies are as follows: I have obtained two postgraduate degrees at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp: "Concertsoloist" in Piano Performance and "Chamber Music." Prior to this, I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance/Music from University of Minnesota and TCU-Fort Worth, TX, USA. My experience includes collaboration with many different instrumentalists and singers, performing as soloist with orchestra (also as harpist), and receiving top prizes in several competitions. While maintaining my performance and recording career in Belgium at present, I am developing my private music studio and look forward to meeting new students.

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At teacher's location: Lydia Michel Piano, Pieter van Hobokenstraat, Antwerp, Belgium

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Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
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
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch

About Me

Music is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others, especially my students. I teach a variety of styles, although my own training is classical. Generally, I provide a personal approach that is curated to fit each student's specific needs and musical interests, providing pieces that suit each student's individual personality. With that in mind, I emphasize good technique and skills, so that the playing experience can be with a stable level of ease and enjoyment. I also enjoy discovering new pieces with my students, who are always free to bring in the repertoire (classical and contemporary) that sparks their curiosity.

Education

Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance (Graduating Summa cum laude) at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Master of Music: Piano Performance at University if Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA (4.0/Summa cum laude)

Postgraduate Concertsoloist Diploma: Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (Belgium)
Postgraduate Chamber Music Diploma: Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp

Experience / Qualifications

12 years of private teaching levels beginner-advanced
2 years teaching "Class Piano" at the University of Minnesota as a graduate level teaching
assistant
2 years of pedagogical courses/training at Texas Christian University and University of
Minnesota

Students regularly earning top marks in ABRSM exams and competitions

Reviews (20)

Zij is heel goed leerkracht
Great, knowledgeable teacher who was very patient with my daughter!
I had my first lesson today and I was immediately struck with the feeling that I am in the presence of a maestro in Piano playing, a professor in teaching and an extremely patient pedagogue. It was like Lydia knew me for years and instantaneously detected my strengths and my weaknesses in my piano playing and practice. I am an adult student and I highly recommend Lydia for all ages and all levels. An exceptional teacher that provides and exceptional lesson experience.
Excellent and fun teacher!
Lydia is a very good teacher, and I am sure I will learn a lot from her. She is furthermore very kind and very patient!
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