Piano Lessons Amsterdam

Why piano?

Why play piano?

There are multiple scientific studies conducted all over the world that show how learning to play the piano or any other instrument positively impacts the development of the brain, helping young and old alike become better learners, improve their focus, coordination, and visual memory, to name just a few. And it’s no secret that to play piano is also proven to reduce stress and elevate the mood.

Along the many physical health benefits of playing an instrument, music has the power to touch people by tickling their senses. At every concert I play I repeatedly see how music unlocks emotions. I believe we become more connected with our own beings by opening ourselves to music and allowing ourselves to become vulnerable to it. I believe music has a peerless power to move and it may be THE universal language that anyone can understand. In an age when everything seems to be happening on fast forward we can make time slow down while making music. Furthermore, music has an amazing uplifting power when shared with people. Personally, I feel that music gives me the opportunity to live in the present moment.

Why play piano at Piano Lessons Amsterdam?

Ever since I was 6 years old I have been studying music. Moving from city to city, from one school to the next, even changing countries, I have been at the piano for more than 30 years. During this time I have learned not only the physical act of playing the piano, but all the layers that music is made of. I believe that just as in order to speak a language correctly you need to know not only its vocabulary, but also its grammar and spelling, when learning how to play music we need to be aware of all its ingredients.

Why play piano?

While I was still studying, I remember often feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information coming my way. What I have learned from that experience is to always ask when in doubt, to carefully listen to my own body’s signals in order to avoid injuries, and to follow a learning rhythm that suits me. During my study years I have had a variety of teachers, each one with their own teaching style. This has given me the opportunity to see how different methods produce different results. Having options to choose from has taught me the importance of being flexible in my teaching. Therefore, I am not a believer in one specific method, of one ultimate truth. I believe there is a reason why there are so many options on the market. So far I have studied as many teaching methods I could come across, in order to gain the necessary knowledge to teach each student according to their individual needs. Furthermore, I find of high importance that students know what to look at when they learn something new, that they know how to study. I am a strong believer that music is meant for everyone, and it can be learned by anyone, at any age. I have personally taught students from 5 to 85 years old. YES, 85! See, it’s never too late to start and only good things can come out of learning how to play the piano. So join me and let’s make music together!

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