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Piano lessons, Music Theory for children and adults

I am a composer/pianist with a master's degree in composition at the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag. I am offering Piano Lessons as well as Music Theory with 5 years of experience and recognition of success from my students.
Learning music can sometimes be daunting, but I always find ways to cover the whole subject in a stimulating way, avoiding frustrating experiences as much as possible.

HERE MY GENERAL APPROACH

Learn as you like!!!
- without pressure but with discipline
- discipline with fun
- acquiring knowledge without effort
- explain complexity with easy ideas

This is open to all ages especially for children (I develop a way to easily stimulate children when it comes to learning music).

I am also preparing students for ABSRM exams as well as any kind of piano/music qualifying exam.

THESE ARE THE TOPICS YOU CAN LEARN:

Piano (classical, jazz)
Improvisation
Jazz harmony with voice leading
Songwriting

Extra information

You must have regular access to a piano or a keyboard. Also, a music notebook.

Location

At student's location: Around The Hague, Netherlands
Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Stationsweg b, The Hague, Netherlands

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General info

Skills:
Age:
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, Portuguese, Spanish

About Me

Teaching is not a secondary option in my life, I do it because I really like it. Everybody has the right to learn.
Six year of experience working with children and three working with adults.
I developed skills in teaching communication.
I have a diversified knowledge in music (Jazz, classic, pop, electronic in general)
I was nominated (2015) by the International Rostrum of Composer - International Music Council
I started played piano when I was 8 years old and have been played since then.
Piano is not only my instrument, but also my tool for composition so I am quite aware of the potentialities of the instrument outside of the academic classic range.

Education

General Piano Course - Institute Gregorian Lisbon - 12 years
Composition course (bachelor degree) ESML- Portugal
Composition Course (master degree) -Royal Conservatoire Den Haag

Experience / Qualifications

TUTORING EXPERIENCE
- Music teacher at EB1 Paulino Montez and Manuel Teixeira Gomes Music school (6 years)

- Private Composition Lessons (5 years)

- Workshops education for children

EXTRA FOR COMPOSITION
- realistic music mockup with sample libraries. Included orchestra, small ensembles or even a mix instrumentation.
- works with Reaktor, kontakt, max/msp, Ableton, Sibelius.

Reviews (28)

Excellent.
It's been a real pleasure to learn with João .His classes are always exciting, simple to follow, informative, and most importantly, entertaining. My son normally doesn’t like to practice piano, but after he took João‘a lesson, he’ll always finds time to practice even at school. I highly recommend João!
I am very glad I signed up for lessons with João! He is very informative and curates the lesson to whatever I need help with. Overall he is a great teacher and I highly recommend him to whoever Is looking for some good composing lessons weather you have experience or not.
My child likes piano lessons with Joao and willingly practise in between the classes.
My first day learning experience is very good. Hopefully we can do much more in coming days.
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I have a master degree in music composition at the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag. I have been working in music composition for 10 year. This is a class where you are going to learn how to work with your own composition ideas as well get acquaintance to new composition tools and approach. This is open for different types of music approach: - contemporary classical music - electronic music production/Ableton (any style you want) - Music for Cinema (theory and how to do mockups with samples) -Generative Music (Using max/msp and reaktor)

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