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Classical Piano & Music Theory lessons for all levels

The focus of this class is to learn how to play the piano but most important how to make music. Music is a language that expresses our feelings & ideas and connects us with other people but also with ourselves.
Together we will can work on the basic principles and tools to play the piano, setting a healthy technique but also cultivate your personal sense of music. Further on, we can explore new repertoire and unknown composers, refine your playing and learn how to deal with difficulties, discuss about interpretation issues and even work on your performance on stage.
With music theory, we can dive into the alphabet and syntactic of music: the world harmony, rhythm, solfege and analysis.

Location

At student's location: Around Rotterdam, Netherlands
At teacher's location: Burgemeester Meineszlaan, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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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
The class is taught in:English, Greek, Dutch

About Me

For me music education is sacred. A teacher should be willing not only to offer his knowledge but also and educate and teach the student how to learn. It is a challenge to guide the student to find his own voice in music and get ispired for his own path in life. I am happy use all my tools in order to spread the love for music and the joy of learning.
Through my experience in collaborating with amateurs and professionals I have gained the patience and understanding that is essential to identify the needs of each person. I believe that it is crucial to be flexible and able to adapt to the characteristics of a student...but it is equally important to make the educational process fun!

Education

Master of Music, Classical Piano at HKU Utrechts Conservatorium
Diploma in Solo Piano Performance at Attiko Conservatorium
Bachelor of Physics at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Piano Degree at Monochordo Conservatory
Harmony Degree at Monochordo Conservatory

Experience / Qualifications

During my studies I have offered piano and harmony lessons as well as guided lessons under the supervision of specialized teachers. Extra seminars and courses add to my knowledge spectrum such as Music Pedagogy, Alexander Technique, Harpsichord, Jazz Piano, Rare Piano Repertoire,...

Reviews (5)

Excellent
Great first class! Update: Great *every* class! :D
Very good, individual approach and friendly atmosphere. Lessons are productive but also fun.
In my first lesson, I found Myrto very knowledgeable about music in general, that is to say she knows the theory behind playing rather than just tell you how to play. I was impressed with remarks on maintaining the right posture and wrist position as these mechanics are important if you want to practice for a long time. She also offered to help me learn any particular pieces that I specifically wanted to play, which I did not expect in my first lesson, so that's another catch.
Myrto is very professional and enthusiastic in her approach. Her personal approach to the lessons leave you with the impression that, to her, this is more than a job. She really loves to impart her music knowledge to others, and she carries that positive energy to the lesson.

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