Mariana Preda Panflute lessons

Panflute Lessons Amsterdam

Hi I'm Mariana Preda. Panflute player and teacher in Amsterdam. I fell in love with the panflute as a child - I fell in love with the sound and the vibrations. All musical instruments produce vibrations: the vibrations are sound!

Touched my Soul

The seemingly simple instrument came alive in a very unique way when I played it: touching my soul and inspiring me to dedicate my career to this instrument, with the dream of showing all the possibilities of my instrument and building a community to carry it into the future.

World Music

The panflute has been an important instrument of world music for centuries, in cultures where music notation was not as important as it is in the west, and oral transmission of music is therefore a large part in the teaching of the instrument.

Learning by Ear

My teaching style balances this 'learning by ear' with more notation-oriented approaches depending on your needs, desires and abilities to equip them for the types and styles of music you wish to play.


My style is based on demonstration, involving you in the process of understanding the techniques of the instrument, as well as the reasons behind certain musical styles, in order to achieve confidence and a better interpretation.

Private Lessons

Enjoy personalised learning, combining the existing material that I have, such as panflute methods, pieces and some fun exercises with musical inspiration. At the beginning of each class, we do ear training exercises to stimulate your attention using game-based learning.

Learning Materials

The methods I recommend are 'Complete Pan Flute Book' by Costel Puscoiu and my own methods and repertoire books I wrote to supplement my Master's work.


Beginner lessons offer basic techniques of the instrument such as posture, breathing, articulation, left-right movement and your first wonderful easy tunes!


As you progress through the panflute lessons, we will be exploring different techniques, rhythms, improvisation and building up repertoire based on your wishes.

Group Lessons - Ensemble

Playing music in an ensemble is a very important step in becoming a better musician and is also fun! Let's enjoy various music styles for panflute ensembles and have group lessons for pieces and technique.


Any type of music will be possible, from folk music to famous classical pieces, contemporary music and improvisation.

Music Theory

When it comes to reading scores and learning music fast, the theoretical part of music plays a huge role. To get a better understanding of the music, the lessons may offer solfege, rhythm and harmony. You will be learning the theoretical part in order to become a better musician, able to analyse, harmonise, improvise and compose.

Teaching Locations

The lessons will be held at my studio in Amsterdam Noord (6 minutes with the metro from Amsterdam Centraal Station) or at your location. I am also offering lessons in Den Haag.

Online Lessons

Online lesssons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players available!

About Mariana

Mariana Preda is a panflutist based in Amsterdam. She completed her studies in the Conservatoriumvan Amsterdam in 2020 with a Masters Degree and is currently the only player to hold a Masters inpanflute performance. Among her awards are the Maria Tanase, the Mamaia Music Festival award andfirst place at the Panflute Competition, the Netherlands, as well as a 2016 special prize at the Palaceof Parliament in Bucharest for leading Romanian students abroad in the field of the arts. She is amuch sought-after panflute teacher, giving master classes, workshops and individual tuition on aregular basis.

Her performances have ranged from electronic music festivals (UNTOLD Festival in Cluj Napoca,2015-2017), classical/contemporary music (Grachten Festival, Vondelpark Festival, UitmarktFestival, Prix Annelie de Man, Gaudeamus Festival, Romanian Days in De Hoge Veluwe.), to earlymusic and she plays jazz/folk with Cununa Ensemble. She is a gifted improviser and herperformances have taken her across Europe and the USA where she was awarded an HonoraryCitizenship of the city of Jacksonville, Arkansas and had her Carnegie Hall debut.She released several albums with the Italian label MAP from Milan.

There's Music in all things, if men had ears: Their Earth is but an echo of the Spheres - Lord Byron, Don Juan Canto XV.

Private Panflute lessons in Amsterdam Zuid Area

Welcome! You have found one of the most motivating, professional and enthusiastic panflute teachers in the Amsterdam Zuid area! The best way to find out if Mariana Preda is the ideal teacher for you, is to get in touch and schedule a trial lesson!

Try-out Panflute lessons

The trial lesson gives you a chance to meet Mariana, to discuss your learning goals, the lesson location, the lesson packs and prices, the online option and to get an impression of the teaching style. The trial lesson is without commitment, the price is 25, euro. You'll receive the 25 euro in return when you book your first lesson pack! Flexible and affordable!


About the Panflute

The panflute is found in many forms and known by many names: panpipes, syrinx, frestel, nai, miskal, etc. Each name refers to essentially the same instrument but from different times or places. From the earliest times of the panflute in Ancient Greece up to the present day, all panflutes had one similarity: they are edge-blown aerophones consisting of a row of stopped pipes.


The history and development of the panflute is a very long and fascinating story which begins with the famous myths of Ancient Greece and the story of the god Pan and the nymph Syrinx. Since the Ancient Greeks the panflute has been found across the world, and is famous as a South American instrument, but the curved panflute I play is the Romanian variant: the nai.

The Nai

The nai itself has its origins in the Ottoman Empire and is a common instrument in Romanian folk music today. The nai has pushed the boundaries of the technique and possibilities of the panflute and made it into a versatile instrument for folk music as well and classical and contemporary music, jazz, and movie scores.

Unique and Universal

In the musical landscape today, the panflute is a less conventional choice of instrument, but it offers a longer history than almost any other instrument and stretches across the entire world, from jazz to film music, Renaissance to contemporary classical, the panflute has a rich world and unique sounds waiting to be discovered by musicians of all ages and abilities.

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Our goal is to make it extremely convenient for you to discover an excellent music teacher in your area. Book a trial lesson first and enjoy in person music and singing lessons in a relaxed and healthy atmosphere. We offer also online music lessons.
"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' - Leonard Bernstein