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Maria

Maria

FACE TO FACE & ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE I love inspiring and sharing my experience and passion for music with each of my students!

I am a piano and harpsichord player and teacher with over 25 years of experience in musical education and artistic performance.

I started learning piano with my father when I was eight years old in Venezuela. After obtaining my degree in Piano Performance, I continued my musical studies in France, Spain, and the UK, where I currently live with my husband and my son.

I have had the privilege of studying with excellent piano and harpsichord players, such as Arnaldo Pizzolante, Ricardo Gómez, Elizabeth Joyé, Tony Millán, Pierre Hantaï and Medea Bindewald, among others.

I started formally teaching piano to children at Conservatoire of Music Simón Bolívar in Caracas in 1992. Since then, I have had hundreds of students, and have always been passionate about teaching music!

Nowadays, I further my own technical and musical training as a professional performer, and enjoy teaching and creating fun and innovative music programs for my own music studio.

I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the British Harpsichord Society in the UK.

I have played piano and harpsichord as a soloist, and with different chamber ensembles, choirs, theatre companies, and orchestras.

Tutoring Experience

I have over 25 years of experience teaching music to children and adults. I have been teaching piano in music schools, primary schools and in private sessions since 1992. I have also taught music theory, harmony, harpsichord, repertoire and basso continuo.

I am passionate about teaching, so I am continuously researching to improve my teaching strategies and get better results from my students.

Tutoring Approach

Students have fun and get amazing results thanks to our UNIQUE and INNOVATIVE piano programmes that help them:

  • Learn their music effectively during their lessons... at the end of each lesson students know exactly how to practice their music at home
  • Improve their reading music skills... this is #1 skill that they need to learn music quickly
  • Play more music each week... students learn faster feeling they are good at what they are doing!
  • Develop a healthy piano technique
  • Concentrate longer in a friendly, focused and relaxed environment
  • Feel practice easy
  • Become independent and confident musicians ​ Students learn how to read, understand, feel, create and play music... well-rounded learning is the key to long-term success.

Children learn music theory creating their own music!... deeper learning happens when students are able to apply their knowledge in real experiences.

Students have a GREAT MUSIC EXPERIENCE on each piano lesson!

Whether you would like your child to learn the piano or harpsichord, or you are an amateur or advance keyboard player, you will get lessons tailored to your needs. Lessons integrate styles, music theory, and historical context to help students develop a wide musicianship and technique proficiency.

Students of all ages and abilities are welcome.
I offer preparation for ABRSM exams.
I have a completed Educare child protection training course.

LanguagesSpanish, French, English (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

IUDEM (Caracas-Venezuela)1997BachelorsPiano performance
Conservatoire Erik Satie (Paris-France)2000ProfessionalPremier Prix de Clavecin (distinction)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)2007MastersMaster in Advanced Studies (History of Spanish Music)
Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (Spain)2014BachelorsHarpsichord performance with distinciton

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