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Piano lessons& music theory for children and adult beginners/intermediate

Hi there! My name is Norica. I am a pianist and a piano teacher from Tokyo.

My approach is holistic and systematic, and uses nice educational materials from Japan in addition to the standard books. (Don't worry you don't have to understand Japanese!) I know what my students are good at and not so good at right after a lesson. And I tailor the lesson plans to their goals and needs.

Another important aspect of my lesson is to improve cognitive skills - increasing in memory, right-hand-left-hand-coordination, sustained attention, nonverbal communication, and a feeling of independence and freedom.

My oldest student is 72 years old, and she can play piano and makes progress in each lesson. She has no signs of being old.

I am enthusiastic about teaching children and adult beginners. Committed to the process of learning while making lessons enjoyable and constructive.

Lessons are provided by a Bosendorfer concert piano. Convenient location of Den Haag Central. Digital pianos are fine, but playing acoustic pianos is important, so please come to my place and enjoy one of the very best piano sounds.

All from 4 to 99 years old are welcome.

Location

At teacher's location: 2511 XJ The Hague, Netherlands

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General info

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:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Japanese

About Me

Let me get straight to the point.
It's very nice to play piano. It connects you with people and feeds your soul.

At age of 4 when I started playing piano, I was a bit struggling to read sheet music and had a lot of pressure to be perfect from spartan teachers. Well, piano has only black and white keys and you get confused with which note is where, don't you? Mistakes are inevitable and they're part of learning. So I totally understand how beginners feel like when they just begin a piano.

You will learn something new in each lesson with fun and it will stimulate your senses. My approach is friendly, systematic and effective. Not like my old teachers!

Education

Conservatory in Tokyo Japan -
Bachelor's degree (BA) in piano

Summer intensive programs in France-
for piano and vocal

University in Boston-
Master's degree (MS) in journalism

Experience / Qualifications

About 10 years of teaching music and piano in English language in Japan, the U.S. and the Netherlands including children with different cultural backgrounds.

More than 30 years of playing piano myself. Have a few years of chamber music experience (as a pianist) and orchestra (as a violinist)

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