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Violin lessons for beginners to advanced, & music theory lessons.

Private lessons for beginners to advanced level of violin playing. All ages are welcome. I am a professionally trained teacher and violinist for almost two decades. My lessons are given in English, Spanish and (soon) Dutch and French.

My teaching method is variable depending on the students' needs, but the goal is shared: to make a great musician and qualified violinist out of the pupil. I work on both technical and musical aspects from a (very) consciously prepared healthy and enjoyable perspective. Particular emphasis on having fun with the little ones!

I pay special attention to creating a personalized education and experience for every one of my students. I also give some additional tools applicable to the violin playing which includes: Introduction to Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Body & Mind. All the basic theory is taught too.

Occasionally, there are student concerts and collaborations with other teachers. (These may include some teachers from the Sweelinck Academy or the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and more).

From among the required tools for my lessons are: a violin and a bow, score and books purchases when necessary, and, from time to time, meetings with the parents. On occasion, I use digital tools like phone/tablet apps.

I can teach in various places near or in the centre of Amsterdam, or, depending on the need, I can move to pretty much wherever in The Netherlands.

About the homework, I send it to the students on a weekly basis and encourage them to participate on competitions and summer music courses. As always, this is conditional on the pupil's stage.

Extra information

- Music sheets with the needed repertoire and recordings can be provided FREE of charge.
- I can help you finding an instrument that suits your budget.
- My schedule changes every week according to the lessons and performances, so feel free to contact me to arrange the lessons together.

Location

At teacher's location: Fineerzaag, Zaandam, Netherlands
At teacher's location: Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Infants (0-3 years old)
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
The class is taught in:English, Spanish, Dutch, French

About Me

During our time together, we are going to talk about what creates magical moments. The essence of what I try to do with music is to transmit something unique so that it will live with the listener.

Why do I teach? I teach because I have a strong impulse to share. I have been studying with exceptionally good teachers and have been lucky enough to absorb as much from their mastery. I have been playing the violin since I was practically born, I cannot live without my violin. Now it is the moment in which I share this knowledge I have acquired during so many years.

I am a person who feels comfortable the most when I am surrounded by a highly motivated atmosphere, so I diligently encourage my students to be motivated. I always look forward to learning, constant growth, and having very clear goals. I am very proactive, enthusiastic, and try to be as professional and collaborative as possible.

In my lessons, I work about intonation, vibrato, colors, posture, articulations, different styles of playing, health, intensity versus relaxation, passion, and control, bow speed, phrasing, dynamics... To make the bow and the violin work for you and not the other way around. I want that whatever my students do, make it their own.

For me, it is a privilege to devote myself to what I like the most. To be a pedagogue is almost like being a magician, you teach hidden treasures.

Education

- Bachelor's degree at Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Peter Brunt

- Professional Degree at Conservatorio Profesional Arenas Albéniz

- Elemental Degree at Conservatorio Profesional Arenas Albéniz

- Additional education at the OFGC Academy

-Former teachers: has studied with Peter Brunt, Iryna Ivanova, Snejka Marinova and Svetoslav Koytchev.

-Masterclasses: He has received numerous masterclasses and lesson from great teachers such as Ilya Grubert, Marc Danel, Denis Brot, Maria Milstein, Gordan Nikolic, Elliot Lawson, Henk Rubingh, Marijn Mijnders, Andras Cziffra, Jae Won Lee, Natalia Morozova, Luc-Marie Aguera, Peter Brunt, Kees Koelmans, Johannes Leertrouver, David Peralta Alegre, and more.

-Collaborations: He has been able to play with renown musicians like: Bomsori Kim, Gordan Nikolic, Goran Gribajčevič, Peter Brunt, Eugenia Boix, Airam Hernández, and more.

In addition, he has worked with teachers and musicians from Concertgebouworkest and Conservatorium van Amsterdam: Ivan Podyomov, Kersten McCall, Miriam Pastor Burgos, David Peralta Alegre, Michael Gieler, Vincent Cortvrint, Sylvia Huang.

Experience / Qualifications

-CEO, founder and artistic director at OnAlti Academy. (2020-present)

-Bachelor’s degree at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. (2018-2022)

-3rd Prize at the International Orchestra Audition Awards at Samnium University of Music in collaboration with Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg (2020)

-Former member of Quinteen Quartet, Ngolo Quartet, Cuarteto Saint-Saëns, Duetto OnAlti and Uri Quartet. (2015-2021)

-Member of the JOCAN (Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands) and former member of the IOFGC (with which they recorded 2 CD’s) and Principal Assistant of Concertmaster at the JOFGC (Joven Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria). (2008-present)

-Soloist Experience with the JOFGC (2017)

-Currently receiving extracurricular teaching training (2021-present)

Reviews (1)

Very enthousiastic en energetic teacher. I only had my first lesson but I can learn a lot in this way.

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