Some time ago I got from a mother asking what my approach is at gifted children in the lesson. What works with gifted children? What is my experience? The answer to that, I would like to share with you. However, this is only a small representation of what's...read more
When I started with my teaching practice and tried to describe what I wanted to do, I said: "Teach talented pupils ". A colleague taunted: "Don't we all want that: a teaching practice full of talents." After a while in the field, I still...read more
I myself am also a parent. My youngest daughter is now 9 and has piano lessons. I realize that I have a small lead against parents who don't play an instrument, but it does not change the parenting. Every day Learning to play an instrument goes through frequent...read more
My daughter absolutely flourishes now she has lessons with you. She has a much nicer tone.
Our son has always went to your violin lessons with pleasure. He thinks that you teach very well, he learns a lot and enjoys himself. I think you understand him well and press the right buttons. He experiences the sometimes short conversations as very valuable. Thanks for the great afternoon in Rumpt! We can not make it better, we mean it!
We willen je graag bedanken voor alles wat je onze dochter in het afgelopen jaar geleerd en gegeven hebt. Voor je bewonderenswaardige geduld, voor je vermogen om in te schatten wat een kind beweegt en hoe je het in beweging kunt krijgen. Dank daarvoor.
We’d like to thank you for everything you taught and given our daughter in the past year. For your admirable patience, for your ability to assess what motivates a child and how to get it moving. Thanks.
Violin lessons, and music, in general, have a positive influence on the development of the brains. Research shows that music making has positive effects on academic performance and social and interpersonal skills. Read more on www.howtolearn.com.
To make music enjoyable, it is important to pay attention to the personal development of the student. Everyone learns at their own pace to play the violin.
To learn to play violin is just like with any other instrument, coupled with practice, practice, practice. By systematically practicing and repeating you get skills so you can play the violin better. This leads to enjoyable music-making.
The violin originated probably around 1550. The first real violin had at least four strings, side screws, a curved body and f-shaped sound holes; much like it’s current form. In 16th century Italy, violin making developed into a real artistic craft practice. Even today, violin making is a craft that is not replaceable by factory work. However, the violin model is updated in the course of centuries. In the 18th and 19th century the increasing need for a fuller, richer sound led to improvements to the instrument. The bow evolved along to the model that even today still is being made.