Lessons

You can attend individual or group classes, workshops, seminars and master classes in piano technique and practical training in Composition, Orchestration, Music Theory, Voice and Chamber Music coaching. (Attend)

Teaching has greatly interested me and became part of my life from the age of 16. With the wide range of students of all ages that I had the privilege to teach, I found fascinating how unique each individual is, in the way of understanding, development and growth. My approach thus pays particular attention to the needs of each person, by adapting and creating a program with the intention to strengthening the qualities and resolving the particular difficulties, and by fostering an environment of respect, that encourages openness, freedom and enjoyment.

My piano student’s musical understanding is enlarged by placing emphasis on creativity, developed through improvising and composing from the start, with some reading and ear-training exercises, analysing music and the way it is built, and with an exposure to a variety of different styles.

If interested contact me. I offer individual or group classes, workshops, seminars and master classes in piano technique and practical training in composition, orchestration, Music Theory, voice and chamber music coaching.

Workshops

Upcoming workshops in 2018

Title of WorkshopTypeDuration
Notation Workshop
In this workshop we will look into different aspects of composition by studying a variety of western and non-western notations from the past, and more recent ones such as jazz and polish school etc. We will study the the composers effectiveness in conveying his idea, its utility and limitations as well as other possibilities. The group will work together to create short pieces using these different notations and perform them to gain an experiential understanding of how they work.

Requirements
A basic knowledge of Western traditional notation
Group ClassTBA
Line against Line
This is a primary level course that may help open the listening skills that are are required to harmonise and create complex music scores across various styles and genres. We will take an already existing simple melody and compose a second part to it using limited rules based on the style of the 15th century European music. This will enable the participant to create a more complex work using harmony and chords between two parts that should sound well together. This course is especially useful for musicians wanting to compose music for different instruments being played together.

Requirements
A basic knowledge of pitch, rhythm and their written form on a staff.
Group Class & IndividualTBA
Harmony, Voice-leading & Musical Forms
This is a comprehensive course that will introduce the participant to the unique western technique of creating and combining various independent musical lines that harmonise together. This is an indispensable technique while creating orchestral scores. We will be listening and analysing techniques used in creating Western music that began in Europe during the 17th century. Following this exercises will be given on each technique that will enable the participants to develop their own writing skills.
Group ClassTBA
Intro to Music Composition (in 6 parts)
1. Sound In this first part we will look at what makes up sound, the physical aspect, and then look at tunings, and intervals, and how they are fundamental in creating music.
2. Melody In this second part we will take up the different aspects that make up a melody. We will study melodies created by well-known composers and look into how they were built. Taking the various considerations into account, participants will be guided to create their own melodies and discuss them in class.
3. Rhythm In this third part we are going to look at how rhythm and melody are connected, and what other techniques one can use with rhythm, organisations in metre, such as hemiolas, polyrhythms, metric modulations, etc.
4. Countermelody In this part we will put together two melodies, and then three, observing rules of counterpoint. We will then look at basics of harmony and voice-leading.
5. Form In this last but one stage, we will look at how all the above happen to come together to create a musical composition.
6. Orchestration In this last part, we will analyse music compositions, and we are going to look at what techniques are used and how instruments are placed together, and what effects they create.
Group Class & IndividualTBA
Incidental/Film Music
In this workshop we will look into the usage of music in movies, theatre, dance and story telling. We will observe and discuss the techniques used and the effectiveness with which musical pieces can convey emotions and support the stories in which they have been used. Participating musicians will be given the opportunity to create music on a short 2-3 minute film excerpt chosen from a list of films. These pieces will be recorded and played back with the excerpt, which will be followed by feedback and discussions on the same.

Requirements
Open to both, musicians and non-musicians.
Group ClassTBA
Music, Its Magical Power & Therapy
This workshop will address a range of questions that musicians often face, such as: What makes music so powerful? What are the laws stand behind its vibrations? Why does music affect us the way it does? Can music cure? What makes some pieces “eternal”? Are there musical tricks that direct us to feel certain emotions? What is universal music? We will cover topics such as the acoustics and psychology of sound, its usage in therapy, human hearing and the effect of time on our perception. This course is useful for incidental musicians (film, theatre etc.) and film composers who would like to develop through their music, the capacity to evoke certain emotions in the audience.

Participants may be asked to carry recordings/samples of themselves performing/singing and may also be asked to collaborate during the workshop.

Requirements
Open to both, musicians and non-musicians.
Group ClassTBA