Music lightens your mood, cheers you up, gets you moving and gives you positive energy! Making music is one of the most motivating and healthy activities in life! The repertoire which you find the most personal to you is where we will focus our attention. If harpsichord is your passion and classical, jazz, pop, latin, world music or any other kind of music is where you find the most inspiration, you're welcome to sign up for a trial harpsichord lesson.
We are looking forward to the summer and meeting you face to face or your music classes in our cosy lesson locations or in the comfort of your own home! A wonderful prospect! In some situations it would be beneficial to meet with your harpsichord teacher online. To give you the opportunity to follow online harpsichord lessons, you can contact the harpsichord teacher of your choice directly and discuss the possibilities.
Lesson time and place are arranged individually between student and teacher. This means maximum flexibility for both you and your teacher. Choose the lesson package that suits you best. We offer one-on-one harpsichord lessons of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes. Discuss all details about location, duration of the lessons during your trial harpsichord lesson
The earliest surviving harpsichords were built in Italy in the early 16th century. Little is known of the early history of the harpsichord, but, during the 16th-18th century, it underwent considerable evolution and became one of the most important European instruments. National schools of construction arose, notably in Italy, Flanders, France, England, and Germany; and highly decorated cases with painted lids became fashionable. Most of the great Baroque composers played or wrote for the harpsichord. By the middle of the 18th century the harpsichord had grown to a normal compass of five full octaves, three or more sets of strings and jacks, and often two keyboards. At this time it began to compete with the new pianoforte, which was capable of playing soft or loud according to the fingers' pressure on the keys. The harpsichord is incapable of this dynamic gradation and was overwhelmed in popularity by the piano. The revival of renaissance and baroque music in the past 40 years brought back an increasing interest in this instrument. Nowadays many excellent musicians perform frequently in baroque operas, chamber music concerts and solo recitals all over the world, using modern copies of historical instruments.