Diogo Carriço Piano Lessons

Piano is your Passion?

Ever wished you were able to play your favourite music on the piano? Ever wondered how professional musicians can so naturally create such beautiful and varied music using the same instrument? Are you about to take your first piano lessons or do you want to pick up playing again?

Your favourite music!

I'm Diogo Carriço, Portuguese pianist and teacher in Utrecht. I'm passionate about many kinds of music, and I'll be happy to go guide you on the exciting and fulfilling journey, that is learning piano and expressing yourself through the music you like the most. Please let me know your favourite music styles!

Beginner Lessons

Enjoy fun contemporary piano-methods, songs and fun exercises and acquire a solid foundation of piano technique in no time! You'll learn to read music, rhyhtms and basic music theory.

Intermediate - Advanced

Personalised exercises help increase your agility and dexterity. With attention to posture and relaxation, your sound will improve! This will benefit directly to your expression and transfer of your musical ideas! Play the most difficult pieces and tell your own musical stories.

Time saving practice!

I believe the key to good results is practising better, not practising more I'll help you structure and improve the efficiency of your practicing time so that you can enjoy more time playing what you like, and less struggling to achieve those joyful moments.

Lesson Locations

I teach the lessons from my home studio close to the Central Station Utrecht, where besides the piano there is also electronic music gear. Lessons at your home are possible.

Lesson Cards

With the flexibility of the 10 lessons card you'll never miss a lesson.

Music Styles

The best way to learn an instrument is to play the music that moves you. I teach a wide variety of musical styles focusing on classical, neoclassical, minimalism, rock, film music and experimental.

Electronic Music and Piano

I also love creating electronic music to play with the piano, and this we can do together as well! You would learn music production techniques, how to prepare a set for live performance and how to naturally integrate the piano in it. Thus, learning more about Ableton Live, effects, controllers, keyboards, synthesizers, audio interfaces, mixers and other electronic gear.

Something new!

Experimenting and composing are amongst my favourite activities! I've bowed the piano strings with magnetic tape, or scratched them, recorded sounds of real life and manipulated them on the computer, put electronic effects on the piano, made video respond live to my piano playing, used hand gestures in the air to play synthesizers and even embraced more complex Indian rhythms! If you enjoy experimenting or would like to try, I'll welcome your ideas with open arms, and we can even work on customised versions of the pieces you are working on.

About me

My attraction for piano started already when I was very young in my hometown in Portugal. Aged around five, I started having piano lessons, which eventually prepared me to later study in institutions like the Porto Conservatory, Centro Superior Katarina Gurska (Madrid) and School for the Applied Arts of Castelo Branco (Portugal), where I earned my bachelor degree. These years constituted my solid classical training, but as I grew older, I missed something.

Video

I was looking for mute movies to which I could play piano, when one day in a concert I discovered that video could be programmed to react live to what the musician is playing. This had a great influence on me and led me to delve deeper and deeper into the electronic music and audiovisuals world. Today, in my concerts, I use the piano, electronic music and live video together as a whole, having each element reacting to each other in an immersive audiovisual performance.

Scholarship

In 2018 I was awarded a merit scholarship by GDA Foundation to pursue a master degree in Live Electronics in the Conservatory of Amsterdam. I'm also interested in pushing forward the way new technologies can be used for music making, and have been since using the Leap Motion hands sensor to control electronic music with the gestures of my hands in the air.

Artist in Residence

As result of this work, an invitation to be artist in residency in the University of Arts of Amsterdam followed. I performed in numerous locations, pointing up EYE filmmuseum (Amsterdam), MaderiaDig festival, Uitmarkt festival (Orgelpark, Amsterdam) and Hard Club Porto, as well as appeared in media as De Groene Amsterdammer, RTP Madeira, and Cycling74. In 2019 I was awarded the prize "Young Creators" by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture.

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones. - John Cage

Private Piano Lessons in Utrecht Lombok Area

Welcome! You have found one of the most motivating, professional and enthusiastic piano teachers in the Utrecht Lombok area! The best way to find out if Diogo Carrico is the ideal teacher for you, is to get in touch and schedule a trial lesson!

Try-out Piano Lessons

The trial lesson gives you a chance to meet Diogo, 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!

Piano

Some History

Instruments can be divided into three categories based on how they produce sounds. Those categories are string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments. The piano's ancestry can be traced back through various instruments such as the clavichord, harpsichord, and dulcimer. But if it were traced back even further, one would find that the piano is a descendant of the monochord. In other words, based on its ancestry the piano can be classified as a string instrument. Although the piano can be classified as a string instrument due to the fact that the sounds come from the vibration of strings, it can also be classified as a percussion instrument because the way to produce sound is by striking the strings with little hammers. The piano is characterised by its large range and enables you to play melodies and chords, as a soloist or in a group, band or classical ensemble

Piano in all kinds of music

It is a musical instrument that has broad appeal. Whether you like classical music like Chopin, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninoff or other piano music, like Tango by Osvaldo Pugliese, Einaudi, Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Bill Evans or Elton John, the piano is a versatile and challenging instrument and, depending on your goals, you'll definitely must practise frequently to achieve the level you strive for. You will be able to clearly mark your progress, enabling you to become motivated with each and every lesson.

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