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Guitar lessons and music theory lessons in Rotterdam

Alex has a bachelor's degree from the Rotterdam Codarts conservatory. Besides that he also obtained a diploma in pedagogy at the Amsterdam conservatory. This combination makes it possible for Alex to convey his knowledge of music to his students in a pleasant way.

Alex has enough experience, he has more than 10 years of experience in teaching music in music in Rotterdam and its surroundings. He has gained this experience by giving private lessons and classes at various music schools.

Alex excels in providing acoustic guitar lessons and music theory lessons. If you are looking for the best guitar lessons in the Rotterdam area, then Alex is the right address. Read more on his website to get an impression of the lessons and the teacher.

Alex's priorities through the lessons are development, motivation and interest. It's very important that there is a constructive evolution in the pupil's playing, a constant will to move forward, as well as pieces/songs that inspire him or her.

It's important that the pupils learn through an efficient and personal method, but also through their own interest and repertoire (wishlist).

In a teaching lesson the focus is put on :

- guitar posture, technique and sound
- timing and rhythmic feel
- strumming and grooves
- interpretation
- theory and knowledge of music
- improvisation
- repertoire (on student's wishlist)

There are three dimensions to a student's programme : scores, tutorials and coaching.

Having a Master's degree in Jazz composition (Rotterdam), Alex designs the scores himself, making arrangements of pieces / songs in an accessible way, along with his method and exercises for guitar technique. The scores are written with a hybrid notation (music notation and tab notation), and with all the information necessary about the right and left hand.
After having agreed on the pieces / songs to be worked on, the relevant score is shared and given at the lesson. The teacher goes through it, while he also plays it live to the pupil for even more reach. He then explains what needs to be clarified in order to prepare any homework.
Finally, Alex creates a video tutorial about the piece or song that needs to be learned for the next lesson. This gives extra support when practising at home, in order to avoid any doubt and keep motivation up.

A report is then created to keep track of what has been done as well as what needs to be worked on, in order to unlock technical requirements and complete a specific repertoire in a constructive and efficient way.

Alex teaches in Rotterdam at home or at the pupil's own location ; lessons are in Dutch, English or French, for all ages and levels. The teacher mainly gives live lessons, where he works with his pupils on specific material (technique and repertoire). If for any reason a live lesson can't take place, it is of course possible to follow an online lesson. Lessons last 30 minutes or 45 minutes, weekly or biweekly.

Extra information

- The student will need his/her own instrument to be able to attend the lesson

Location

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

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Song & varieties
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:French, Dutch, English

About Me

Alex is a musician at heart and has been interested in music from an early age. He got introduced to music through his grandparents, mainly classical and jazz. He also developed a broader view on music through his parents with the genres of pop and rock.

At a young age Alex started playing the guitar and from that moment on music got a big role in his life. In the teenage years the love for music developed further and Alex has been on a discovery in various other music genres, from hard rock to flamenco and even gypsy music.

For Alex, there came a realization that music is the language of emotions, a language that goes beyond any spoken language. He then felt the urge to express himself through music. This musical way of communicating is one that Alex still cherishes and that he likes to teach to others. He prefers to do this by giving guitar lessons and performing in the Rotterdam area.

Alex is a guitarist, arranger and composer, born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. He started with classical guitar when he was 7, then he continued with jazz guitar in 2008 at the Jazz Studio, in Antwerp.
In 2010 he did a Bachelor's degree at Codarts (Rotterdam Conservatory) in World music, with latin music and jazz as his main focus of study. In 2018 he achieved his Master's degree in Jazz Composition at Codarts with Paul van Brugge, his research being about the use of live electronics in the field of jazz composition.
During and after the period of his studies, Alex continued composing and performing his own pieces and arrangements with several bands and line-ups. In 2019, he released his first album, Opalessence, with the band Childwood.
Alex also has ten years' experience in teaching guitar and music theory, and has been working in several music schools (Rotterdam International School, Rotterdam School of Music, Guitar Academy), giving lessons in the genres of steelstring/folk , pop/rock/blues, and jazz/South American music.

Education

Degree in jazz guitar at Jazz Studio (Antwerpen)
Bachelor in World Jazz guitar at Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts)
Master in Jazz composition at Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts)
Degree in Pedagogy at Amsterdam Conservatory

Experience / Qualifications

Guitar and music theory teacher at Guitar Academy
Guitar and music theory teacher at Rotterdam School of music
Guitar and music theory teacher at Rotterdam International School

Reviews (10)

Prima!
Fijne, duidelijke lessen. Gericht op wat ik graag wil leren. Buiten de lesuren ook goede video’s om thuis te oefenen. Aanrader!
Duidelijke en fijne gitaarlessen! En je gaat aan de slag met je eigen gekozen liedjes, wat erg leuk is en motiveert :)
Prima lessen
Great teacher, super clear in his explanations, easy to talk to. Alex has a well structured way of working and focuses on problem areas with great care. Looking forward for the next lessons! 
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