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.
CLARINET - Improvisation - Music Theory - Music Understanding
SPECIALISED IN TEACHING ADULTS. Would you like to learn one of the instruments which have more style possibilities? Would you like to know why many composers say that is a very powerful instrument because it fits in may situations? Did you know that in the Klezmer history clarinet substituted the violin for projection reasons but also because perfectly able to imitate the human voice, crying or laughing? Would you like to discover the fascinating world of clarinet? One of my priorities as a musician is the sound. I believe that with a beautiful and personal sound you are able at every level to transmit emotion and meaning, it doesn’t matter the difficulty or the level. So I try to focus first on awareness of what’s beautiful for the student and what’s not. Then through technique and repertoire (suggestions of the student or suggestions of mine that can help to grow the student curiosity), we develop the student knowledge. Always helping the student to understand -depending on his/her the theoretical level- what we are doing, putting together music and theory. And giving tools to expand the border, at all levels. I have knowledge and experience in Jazz, Classical, Klezmer, Choro Music and Improvisation. You just need a precious element! • Music Theory I focus on having a good basics, spending as much as we need to understand every single thing, because then with times it becomes more easy. I try to help the student simplifying the material because then, we only with ourselves with a good procedure of the basics to solve any problem. Only with one lesson, you will understand what I mean. I have experience in preparing students for exams, the ones for the semester as well as any official exam; doesn't matter if you have an intermediate theory level and you want to improve, or if you would like to be stronger solidifying the knowledge you have (which is always the best option), or if you don’t know anything about notes and music concepts and you would like to be familiar with them. Maybe you are an adult who always wanted to improvise but doesn’t know where to start…? The only thing you need is a good organization -which I can provide- to reach any goal!
Vocal and Music Lessons/ Free the voice / Enjoy Singing
Two worlds I was born within two worlds, the East and the West; the folklore music of central Greece and the classical one. A major factor in the formation of my musicality comes from the tight relation of my family with Greek traditional music. However, music of any kind was always welcome at my home. Inspired by my father who is also a singer, I got involved in choir singing and started piano lessons. Opting for singing was a choice that gave me the freedom to express my mind. R’n’B & Latin At my first piano lessons, I realised how music is put on paper and the importance of it. At about the same time I started singing in the school choir of my secondary school and I kept being between the lead voices of the high school choir. That was the point where I practiced the different voice harmonies and got over my teenage reluctance by singing in front of the public. At the sweet age of 14, I developed a special interest in R’n’B and soul music. Later on, I got involved in the pop and rock scene but suddenly, Latin jazz music attracted my interest. One of the reasons I fell in love with Latin music is because I feel that each emotion is manifested at its maximum glory. Latin music is a mixture of cultures and backgrounds; it is the fusion of European harmony brought to the colonies with African rhythms like Cuban music was brought to New York. Singing as a vocal discovery I consider myself a people’s person. When teaching I have the need to welcome the student into a safe environment of acceptance where music can happen. In order for the student to let go of personal timidness, mutual trust comes with time yet is necessary. I prioritise my students’ needs; teach them the technical aspects they should know so as to develop a healthy instrument but also coach them so that they develop their taste in music. Because I have been singing various styles through my career, I believe I am quite a chameleon of styles (Latin, Brazilian, Jazz, Pop, Greek). In my lessons I find helpful to use some mini percussion so that the singer can establish an internal metronome. I am very supportive with each individuals’ needs and goals, that is why I always make a personal profile of my students and their progress and also ask them to design their personal dream board. All in all, I always use a combo of methods and adapt at the personal needs of the student. Singing for me is always a vocal discovery and this is what I would like to help my students achieve. The essential idea is to develop a healthy instrument with which you can express through the good and bad days. I have been studying with different teachers around the Netherlands (Codarts alumni) and Greece and during this time I have realised that learning can happen anywhere and anytime.
Cello lessons in Rotterdam! Find your perfect private cello tutor in Rotterdam. All ages!
Hello! My name is Luisa. I'm from Spain and I am studying a Master's degree in classical music at Codarts. I studied the bachelor in Madrid and then I came here to do the Master last year. At the same time that I was studying I started teaching, this was a revelation for me, I love and enjoy to teach and share what I know about music. So if you want to learn and enjoy this beautiful instrument, I will be happy to help you! I have experience with both children and adults. I use methods from different pedagogies in my lessons, combining them in a different way for every student according to their neccesities and always with creativity.
Pop - Rock guitar / Guitar for children / Guitar composition and improvisation
I'm a passionate guitar and music teacher with a 10 year experience in music teaching for any ages and levels. I focused in my last years on experimenting a new flexible and adjustable method that works very well with children, in order to develop the music skills, the creativity and spontaneity, with a lots of gamified music activities. My teaching method is based on creativity, and it's builded up on the single student needs. We will work on composition, improvisation, you will learn step by step how to play your favourite songs or pieces and how to write and improvise your own music! Learning to play and to express yourself through the guitar will be fun!
Concert Pianist, Piano & Music Theory lessons - intermediate/advanced
I am a professional pianist with a Master´s degree in Piano Performance on Stages. I believe that the point of becoming a musician is to share feelings and experiences through this form of art. What better way of getting people to discover the beauty of music than teaching? During my lessons we will focus on what I consider to be the pillars of music education: music theory/analysis, body posture/technique and different styles and repertoires according to your preferences. In addition to the essential aspects of music, we can explore the world of improvisation. Thanks to my experience as an accompanist and a chamber music player I can help you to develop the ability to collaborate with different musicians in various styles.
Guitar lessons! Clases de guitarra! Cours de guitare! (EN/ES/FR)
Hello! I'm Miguel from Chile, I'll help you to achieve your goals with this beautiful instrument which I devote my life to. You will learn technique, theory and the most important... to PLAY! I'm a professional musician, I studied classical guitar in Chili, I lived for 5 years in Buenos Aires to learn the Argentinean Tango, and now I'm doing my master in the world music department at codarts.
Clarinet and music theory lessons. Learn how to play the clarinet and improve your musical knowledge! Also for beginners and kids.
Hello! My name is Alberto. I am a clarinet player who graduated from Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam). I am specialized in Classical Music, though I can teach also Jazz in a beginner to intermediate level. I have always had a deep interest in chamber music, teaching and improvisation and I would like to be able to show you this passion. The focus of my lessons is to show the possibilities of music, adapting to the student needs, going from clarinet technique to theory, other styles of music such us Klezmer, Jazz, basic piano, as well as learning how to play the bass clarinet. But the most important thing is to find a path for each student, so do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and feel free to share your thoughts, I can adapt to your personal goals!
Singing lessons, technique in Rotterdam, Turkish Music and more
Duygu is a singer, vocal coach, improviser and conductor came from Izmir \ Turkey. After her study on Business and Economic Sciences, she enrolled at Ege University, State Turkish Music Conservatory, the Department of Voice in Izmir and majored in Classical Turkish Music. While her study, she started to perform in Middle Eastern and European countries. Also she started to work as a vocal teacher at conservatory of Suleymaniah (Iraq) on vocals -Classical Turkish Music theory. She graduated with her MA studies at Codarts, University of Arts Rotterdam. After and during her study at Codarts, she started to work as a vocal coach- music teacher and conductor in various schools and choirs in Netherlands. She gave workshops on vocal technique and Classical Turkish Music -Maqam theory in Belgium and Netherlands. Duygu performed in various international festivals and venues with multiple languages such as Armenian, Kurdish, Hebrew, Arabic such as the Utrecht Rasa, Paradiso Amsterdam, Theather Dakota, Saad Abdullah Palace Conference hall (Iraq), Ahmet Adnan Saygun Concert Hall (Turkey), Izmir Ataturk Culture Center (Turkey), Newlands Festival, Amsterdam Literature Festival, Zurich Festival, The Kurdish Cultural Festival (Cologne), Anywhere the Wind Blows, North Sea Round town Festival, Operadagen Rotterdam.Also She participated with her quartet to the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble in The Hague at Zuiderstrand Theater. Awards Solo singing performance Championship in Antalya - Turkey by Ministry of Culture Solo singing performance Championship in Nevsehir- Turkey by Ministry of Culture Solo singing performance second prize in Ankara- Turkey by Ministry of Culture
Music Theory, Composition, Solfege, Electronic Music
I'm Elvis Homan, professional musician from Rotterdam. Graduated at Codarts. Professionally teaching and giving music theory, ear training, chords, melodies, composition lessons and electronic music, producing, sound designing, electronic composing in Ableton and electronic instruments. Besides that I'm also giving lessons on composing film music.
Classical Piano & Music Theory lessons for all levels
The focus of this class is to learn how to play the piano but most important how to make music. Music is a language that expresses our feelings & ideas and connects us with other people but also with ourselves. Together we will can work on the basic principles and tools to play the piano, setting a healthy technique but also cultivate your personal sense of music. Further on, we can explore new repertoire and unknown composers, refine your playing and learn how to deal with difficulties, discuss about interpretation issues and even work on your performance on stage. With music theory, we can dive into the alphabet and syntactic of music: the world harmony, rhythm, solfege and analysis.
Oud/ud and makam lessons, any level, turkish, greek and arabic styles
We will work on the posture, how to hold the instrument, left hand and right hand technical exercises and ornaments, get to know the oriental rhythms, and balkan odd meters. We will dive into the middle eastern modal system of makam, learn how to improvise in a makam, modulate from one makam to the other. Learn your favorite tunes or those I selected for you according to your level. Turk sanat muzik (turkish art music), Halk muzik (turkish folk songs), greek and balkan dance tunes, arabic songs, tango, you name it ! Reading music and having instrumental experience is optional.
Online Guitar Classes - Brazilian Music (Samba, Chôro, Bossa Nova, the traditional Brazilian MPB and variant genres)
Graduated in Guitar (Classical / Popular) by the Conservatório de Tatuí - Brazil, I have experience in Brazilian music and folk music, having worked as a teacher and interpreter in Brazil. I offer guitar lessons online and face to face, with a special focus on Samba, Chôro, Bossa Nova, the traditional Brazilian MPB and variant genres. Classes are aimed at people of all age groups without the need for prior knowledge. Will be approached in class the language of the genres with their rhythmic and historical specificities, studies of technique and musical theory. Classes can be taught in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
Learn Piano and Improvisation and practice other languages :)
The most important matter that I could write here about is my passion to teach. I've been teaching already for more than 10 years, from kids to adults. I'm a classical pianist, but I am opened to other musical styles. What I want you to get from your lessons with me, is not only a huge knowledge of theorical stuff or a great technique, I would like to show you my musical world, the imagination and inner exploration that is required to understand and to love music in a whole new level. Once you have found them, it will be very hard to quit playing! The class duration: You can choose! 20 minutes (Great for the youngest : 3 years old) 30 minutes (Ideal for young beginners from 4 years old) 45 minutes (Intermediate+ adult beginners) 1 hour (Intermediate and combined with some Music Theory) I use different methods depending on: 1) The goals of my student 2) The language that we will use on class 3) Age and musical preferences: I start to teach children from 3 years old, we make games and they learn to play through musical stories that I have created throughout my pedagogical career.
PRIVATE Music Lessons: electric bass, improvisation, composition, music theory.
The class I propose as a private teacher cover the following subjects: -Bass Guitar: we will cover elements such as technique (from basic to advanced), groove, timing, soloing, creating catchy basslines in different genres (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, World Music, etc..) -Improvisation: idiomatic (related to music-genre) and non-idiomatic -Composition and Music theory: study of harmony, scales, melody, creative musical-writing. All these subjects are interconnected in the lesson! N.B. IMPROVISATION, COMPOSITION AND MUSIC THEORY ARE OPEN TO ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS!! The first lesson with a new student is always an opportunity for the student to express what he likes about music. During the first lesson I usually propose my favorite music to the new student, and the the student does the same. The first lesson is the first approach in knowing each other, so that I can tailor a study programme that fits perfectly my student. By developing the just-mentioned study programme I guarantee that practice is linked to pleasure, cuoriosity and discover! Regular practice is also ensured by giving the student exciting and challenging assignments, that at the same time are doable. In this way I guarantee both satisfaction and challenge.