The piano is a percussion, keyboard and string instrument which is played using keys and 2 or 3 pedals. Modern pianos evolved from the pianoforte, the instrument on which many famous composers composed their piano music. In Italian, pianoforte means soft (and) strong. This is a literal translation of the way in which the keys can be played; loudly, softly and everything in between. Most pianos have 88 keys, with an ambitus from A0 to C8 – a range of seven octaves plus a small interval. Music has been composed throughout the world for centuries, so there is a huge and diverse repertoire of classical piano music, featuring countless styles such as classicism, romanticism, impressionism and neoclassicism.
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Anyone can sign up for this individual course, whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced pianist. The content and pace of the course is adapted to your level and learning objectives. If you have no experience whatsoever, we can compile a course from existing methods or develop an individual plan based on your needs and requirements. If you already have some experience of playing classical piano, we can adjust the course to suit your interests. This includes the theory, the physical (technical) aspect of playing the piano, personal expression and backgrounds to styles, scores and composers. The weekly piano lessons provide a basis. If you want to get best out of the course, we would advise you to practise outside the lessons.
Ivan successfully completed his academic education at the National Academy of Music in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Currently, he is finishing his Master course at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Since the beginning of 2018 he teaches Piano: Classical at X.
In 2012 Anne graduated as Master of Music at the conservatoire of Amsterdam. She doesn’t only play the regular piano, but also has a lot of experience with special types of piano’s like the 96 tone Carillo. Anne performs as a soloist and with several ensembles in the Netherlands and abroad. She is interested in new music and therefore likes to work with contemporary composers.