Javier Costa
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Professional cellist gives cello and theory lessons for all levels

I've spent my whole live practicing and playing cello and I can assure it's one of the most marvelous things one can do. Even if you struggle! I can teach either beginners or amateurs who want to get better at it, or higher level students who want to perfect their craft. Also, if you are somebody thinking about starting with this instrument, do not have any doubt!

I base myself on the teachings received from my teachers during all my years of study, in which I have always been especially interested in the importance of the figure of the teacher for the healthy development of students. I adapt to the technical and musical needs of each student, even if we start from 0, without prior musical knowledge.
We will work on every aspect of cello playing: Both hands' technique, posture, musical expression...
Musical theory, solfège, harmony, etc. are also possible!

Location

At teacher's location: Citroenstraat, Ghent, Belgium
At student's location: Around Ghent, 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, Spanish, German, Catalan

About Me

I'm a Spanish cellist finishing my Masters Degree in Ghent. Despite the difficult times that we are in, I feel really lucky to be able to live this experience abroad and I'm very excited to meet the students that await me here, both young and old.
I base myself on the teachings received from my teachers during all my years of study, in which I have always been especially interested in the importance of the figure of the teacher for the healthy development of students. I adapt to the technical and musical needs of each student, even if we start from 0, without prior musical knowledge.

Education

-Currently, I'm studying a Masters Degree in Performance with Judith Ermert at the KASK-Conservatorium of the School of Arts in Gent.

-I received my Bachelor Degree with Honor Mention at the Superior Conservatory of Music "Joaquín Rodrigo" of València, Spain.

-I coursed my Professional Degree at the Professional Conservatory of Music "Mestre Vert" of Carcaixent, where I received the Professional Music Award.

-I have received advice from renowned soloists and pedagogues such as Gautier Capuçon, Voro Bolón, Enrico Dindo, Peter Bruns, Tilmann, Wick, Troëls Svane, Sun Won-Yang or Asier Polo. In addition, I've been been a regular student of the great pedagogue María Casado.

Experience / Qualifications

I've been teaching for the past few years and I have taken part in pedagogical courses given by CEPIC (Center for the Pedagogy of String Instruments)

Reviews (1)

Mein 10-jähriger Sohn hat sehr viel Spaß am Unterricht bei Javier. Javier hat ein gutes Händchen für Kinder und kann sie gut motivieren. Echt toll. Das mit dem Online-Unterricht klappt auch sehr gut.
My classes are mainly focused on children and students, from 3 years old until the end of high school. However, I would be delighted to teach adults as well. I can assist you in your initiation to the language, give you reinforcement classes or help you with homework or exam preparation.
I'm a Spanish student living in Ghent. I will teach you whatever you need, from ordering at a bar to an intermidiate or advanced level. We will talk about your interests and whatever you fancy, so you can get more involved in your development. With very fun exercises, learning this kind of difficult language will be as easy as it comes!
I have been playing and studying the cello for almost a lifetime and I can assure you that it is one of the most wonderful things that can be done. Even if it costs! I can teach both beginners or amateurs who want to improve their level, as well as advanced students who want to perfect their work. Also, if you are someone who is considering starting with this instrument, do not hesitate! We will work on all aspects of the execution: the technique of both hands, posture, relaxation, musical expressiveness ...

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  • Instructor since October 2020
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