Violin & Viola Lessons
Where? at my studio (Amsterdam Zuidoost) / students home
For who? for beginners to advanced; children from age 5 as well as adults in any age
How long? between 45 min. to an hour and a half
Price? Children (up to 16 years old) 25€; adults 30€
* trial lessons is for free
Violin & Viola lessons are meant for anyone who wishes to start playing these instruments, continue or rusume studying.
I combine various practices which I believe create a greater whole. I teach basic to advance techniques of Violin and Viola playing according to methods of the western-classical schools.
In my view, Viola (and Violin) is more than a musical instrument. It is a tool for expression; a mean for speaking the language of sound and music. It can make music, sound, can play alone, with others, it can do anything.
Playing an instrument is (also) about expanding ways of communication. It alows different possibilities for expression and a new paths towards creativity.
My way of teaching is personal and is about listening to the student wishes, abilities, interests and ideas.
Next to the western-classical technique, I use a movemental-physical approach to playing the instruments and experiencing music, as well as improvisation and composition, corresponding with the student's unique chrachtaristics and artistic and creative motivations.
The reprtoire and musical styles I teach correspond as well with the student's musical personality, and ranges from classical-western repertoire, to new-contemporary music, improvisatory ideas and compositions, world and folk music, pop, rock and more.
If you're intrigued, I'd be happy to play, teach and exchange ideas with you!