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LEARN TO PLAY PIANO (one on one pianoles). Read music notation, play in tempo and have fun!

(Ik spreek Nederlands en Engels) If you learn piano that is something you and your whole family and friends will enjoy, for many years to come. You will learn how to read notes, play from music, use both hands at the same time and eventually be able to play a variety of musical styles. Playing piano is something you do with your mind, heart and soul and it is a true art! It is not easy but it is also not impossible. Very soon you will be playing nice songs, and if you practice a lot you will notice you can soon play pieces that are more and more beautiful.

Depending on the level of the student we will select the appropriate study material. Also learning how to read music notation and playing in tempo will be part of the lesson. For intermediate students more focus will be for example on articulation of melody, dynamics, phrasing and how to play in a classical or popular style.

I am now 38, I have been studying piano since I was 8 and later on also keyboard. I started out like anyone with the most basic pieces, getting lessons here and there from a friend of my mother. Later on piano teacher Sherry van Baaren visited our house for many years, teaching me the basic piano repertoire. As well as several other teachers. When I moved to Enschede I studied with Russian pianist Michail Markov on the correct interpretation of classical music, such as Mozart sonatas and other more romantic pieces. At the moment I play in my own band and also compose pieces.

For my work I am a teacher at an international primary school in the Netherlands so I am used to working with children ages 3-12. Four is the minimum age for piano. But of course adults who want to learn piano are very welcome as well! The times you see in the calendar might change a bit. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Kind regards, Christiaan.

PS If you live outside Haarlem or further than 30min biking distance from my home, we can still discuss if there is a possibility to regularly meet.

Extra information

A real piano, or a good electric piano to study at home is most preferable. The second option is a keyboard, if possible with weighted keys.

Location

At teacher's location: Amsterdamsevaart, Haarlem, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Haarlem, Netherlands

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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
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch

About Me

My name is Christiaan (38). I am a schoolteacher at an international school in the Netherlands. I enjoy art a lot and have many years of experience in both painting and drawing. Also since I was a child I learned to play the piano and can give piano lessons to beginners and intermediate students. I speak both English (good) and Dutch (really good).

Education

Klassieke Academie voor Schilderkunst (Groningen, NL). Here I learned all the various aspects of art. History, interpretation, various styles and practical ways to approach painting.

Experience / Qualifications

Since 2009 I have been making paintings. I studied in total for three years at art school, after which I went my own way! I have had professional piano instruction for over 15 years.

Reviews (1)

I took a package of 5 lessons with Christiaan this summer. I wanted to understand how to use oil paint better. With Christiaan, we rapidly get to the point of the technical aspects of oil paint. He taught me the concept of layering in wet to wet and showed me examples of this in his current artwork. Christiaan is passionate about art and loves teaching! Highly recommended.
(Ik spreek Nederlands en Engels) In this 1-1 class you will learn how to use oil paint and make fabulous artworks! Whether you are a beginner or if you already have much experience with painting, it doesn't matter. I can teach you everything about ART: colors, values, composition, and of course ... how to practically use oil paints and brushes in a safe manner. If you want to learn how to draw (better), that is also something I can show and explain. I specialize in two styles: impressionism and fauvism, and love to do landscapes and still lives. But I can also show you how a classical portrait painting can be done, for example in the grand style of William Bouguereau. I got my education from the Classical Academy of Painting (Groningen, NL) as well as the hogeschool for art in Amsterdam. Hope to meet you soon in Haarlem! Christiaan PS If you live outside Haarlem, or further than 30min biking distance from my home, we can still discuss if there is a possibility to regularly meet.

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