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How to Write a Song In an Hour -- Musical Self-Expression for Everyone

Everyone can sing, everyone can write music. It's all around us; it's a form of self-expression that we all have inside us, just like verbal communication and language. If we understand music, we can speak it as well. It's only a question of how to structure what's in us, and what tools we can use to express it.

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At student's location: Around London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom

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The class is taught in:English

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Hello, this is Seen! I am a pianist, composer and arranger from Hong Kong, currently studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I am offering piano and music theory lessons tailored to your needs and wishes. Perhaps you are an enthusiastic adult beginner, or you want to pick it up again after not touching the instrument for some time? Or perhaps you are looking for a teacher for your child? I have been giving music lessons for the past 9 years to students at different levels aging from 5 to 60. I understand that we all approach music in various ways and everyone needs different styles of guidance. I am looking forward to getting to know you and experiment with how I can help you along the way. Perhaps you want to play pieces from the classical repertoire? Or perhaps you want to acquire the skill of learning your favourite pop songs by ear, or learn to read lead sheets and chord symbols? Perhaps you want to learn to accompany yourself singing? Perhaps you want to learn improvisation over chord progressions? As a musician grew up with classical music training and later moved on to explore jazz and pop, I enjoy helping you to deepen your understanding about different styles and to have fun with playing! Perhaps you’ve always wanted to improve your piano technique, but get turned off by studies and scale practice? Perhaps you wish to acquire a stronger sense of rhythm or a more sophisticated control of sound? In my experience, advanced technique comes along with a tension-free body and mental space, and we can work on that together. I also find creating unique musical exercises that adapts to students’ needs makes the learning process more enjoyable. Perhaps you would love to integrate music into your daily life, but find it challenging to keep the momentum and interest in a long term? I try to structure our lessons so that students can see steady progress. I also understand that incorporating a habit can be a tricky part, so we can also develop study and practice plans together and explore ways to make your practice time more efficient. Perhaps you not only want to learn the instrument, but are also interested about the theories behind the music? Perhaps you want to learn some basic arranging skills and write for an ensemble that you play with? Perhaps you want to try composing your own music? As a composer and arranger, I would also love to share my experience on these subjects with you. Music is an enormous universe and there are always new territories to explore. I’m still a student on this journey, and I’m more than excited to share my experience and accompany you on your way!

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Piano lessons with Natalia offers you the varied and impressive program. Are you ready to take on the challenge of learning to play the piano! Do you like piano? Do you want to improve the technique of your piano playing? Do not hesitate to contact me. The lessons take place at my home in Erpe-Mere (Burst). As a professionally trained classical pianist you learn how to read / play notes, scales, arpeggio, chords, improvisation exercises and much more. Are you looking for online piano lessons in this corona crisis? Does piano seem to be more your thing? Cancellation is always easy; you are not committed to anything. That is part of the philosophy of Piano Lessons with Natalia. Online piano lessons (usually) mean that you take piano lessons through video lessons via Skype, Viber or Messenger. I prepared my lessons in advance and prepared them for you in a clear and structured way, so that you learn the piano step by step. to master. Online piano lessons At Online piano I also focus specifically on technique, learning notes, playing exercises and much more. For this I developed a teaching method based on years of experience with teaching fortepiano. So I am a piano teacher of online piano lessons that offers multiple lessons. It is the combination of the varied program of theory and practice together, why Piano Lessons with Natalia say that “Everyone can learn to play the piano”. At Online Piano Lessons I make playing the piano accessible, easy and fun. Persist In this Corona crisis, force yourself to sit behind the piano every day. I do everything I can to make the lessons as fun and easy as possible. This way you can easily repeat the exercises and melody pieces with the help of my online piano lessons. You also learn to play a new practice tune in every lesson that you can play to your heart's content. You will discover that the motivation and discipline to learn to play the piano well is much more important than your capacity and experience. To get really good you will have to help yourself through difficult exercises. Fortunately, at the Online Piano Lessons you are not just there, but I give you Live advice, tips and intensive effort in your handover assignments.

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Singing & Vocal Technique 🎓 Certified Vocal Coach (USA and Europe). Train Your Voice With The Methodology Used By Grammy Award Winners
- I use vocal training in my classes that brings together the most advanced techniques in the world: I am a CERTIFIED TEACHER for MODERN VOCAL TRAINING. Vocal training used by GRAMMY Award winners. Also, in classical training my specialties are SONG and MUSICOLOGY 🎓 🎤 As a Vocal Coach I have taught classes to more than 100 students. Among them, a contestant in the Melendi team of "LA VOZ Kids España" and singers in festivals such as "Festival de la Luz, Festival Noroeste Pop-Rock, Atlantic Fest". 📚 Always looking for new advances in vocal science and technique, I have been trained with some of the best vocal training: I am certified in levels I and II of Estill Voice - Voice Craft (USA), I have studied with experts in Speech Level Singing (USA). And I am a CERTIFIED TEACHER of Modern Vocal Training: It is a training that brings together the most advanced vocal techniques in the world, has the support of the latest scientific advances in the study of the functioning of the vocal system and a solid pedagogical method. In my training as an MVT teacher I have been able to learn from Celine Dion's Vocal Coach, which she learned from Michael Jackson's teacher in the 80s. In addition, I have been a contributor to the UK music examination institution, Trinity College London (2014 - 2019). Being also, in person, supervisor of music theory exams. I am a trainer for these certifications and for other British institutions such as ABRSM and LCM. In the musical field, some of my experience: Graduated with Merits Degree in Singing by Trinity (UK), scholarship by the Society of Artists and Interpreters of Spain, scholarship by the International University of Valencia, studies in the degrees of ABRSM (UK) piano and music theory, studies in Professional Diploma of modern music and jazz, studying at the International University of Valencia Degree in Musicology and Conservatory specializing in Lyrical singing.

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David
Learn how to play the piano alongside a professional Jazz piano player and teacher
Dear music lovers, My name is David, I am a French professional Jazz Piano player and teacher. I've been awarded several times for my musical projects (1st Price JazzHaus International Piano Competition in Freiburg, Germany, 2nd Price Monaco Jazz Soloist International Competition, Semi-finalist of the Montreux Piano Solo Competition, Switzerland, La Défense Jazz National Competition, Paris, France, etc.) I graduated a Jazz Performance Master degree at HEMU, Lausanne, Switzerland as well as a Jazz Pedagogy Master degree at HKB, Bern, Switzerland. I am available for online (skype or zoom, or other platforms) piano lessons. I offer a wide panel of music styles, from Jazz to Classic, including Pop Music and Film Music. During the lesson, one part of the learning session is about music theory, especially harmony, scales and improvisation. All that seen from a Jazz Pianist approach. We also learn how to sight read music. More importantly, we learn the technic of the instrument, the nuances and musicality we can elaborate alongside this beautiful instrument. Do not hesitate to contact me Regarding availabilities, considering that my main job is touring, and giving the coronavirus situation, I am pretty free and flexible at the moment.