You've found an inspiring and motivating private harpsichord teacher in Scheveningen area! Beginner or advanced? Become motivated with each and every harpsichord lesson. You will be able to clearly mark your progress!
Making music is one of the most uplifting and healthy activities in life! Music lightens your mood, cheers you up and gets you moving! Enjoy positive energy during the lessons in our private studio's or homes.
Please check with your teacher if home lessons in the area of Scheveningen are available for you. Personal attention is key to honing your technique and fostering a passion for the music we aspire to make together.
Every harpsichord lesson offers inspiration and the best of modern teaching methodes for you. If you wish to take online lessons, for example through Skype, Zoom or FaceTime, you can directly contact a harpsichord teacher and discuss the possibilities.
Maximum flexibility with a package of 10 harpsichord lessons. Book a package of 30 minute, 45 minute or 60 minute private lessons. Lesson time and place are arranged individually between you and your teacher. Discuss all details with the teacher you wish to meet and arrange a trial 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.