It is Wonderful to Play the Piano!
Do you want to start playing the piano or are you already an experienced player? Looking for piano lessons for your child? The beauty of playing the piano is that it takes you out of your daily routine and gives you the opportunity to withdraw into your own world to make something special. I offer lessons to beginners and advanced.
Piano Lessons for all Ages
My name is Frederic Voorn, I am an all-round pianist and an enthousiastic and experienced piano teacher. My piano lessons for young people and adults offer inspiration and motivation and my extensive music library offers many treasures of exciting repertoire.
The lessons are at my studio, centrally located and easily accessible in Amsterdam - Watergraafsmeer.
Online Piano Lessons
I also offer fun, comprehensive and motivating online piano lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Live feedback and instructions! Book a trial lesson or buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!
You can play from different piano methods and learn the basics of playing by reading notes, easy pieces, effective exercises, improvisation and basic music theory. The more often you sit at the piano and will practise shortly but intensively, the better!
We will work on a proper and relaxed posture at the piano and you will develope a flexible technique. In this way you will quickly feel at home at the instrument. You will learn how to use your right and left hand independently, how to use the pedal and we will work on a natural sound.
Advanced - Classical Music
Young people and adults who want to get better acquainted with classical music are most welcome. My approach is very personal, because everyone has different needs and starts on different levels. I am specialised in the classical repertoire and Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Satie and Shostakovich belong to my favorite composers. It will be great to get started, so make an appointment for a trial lesson!
Musicality and Technique
An important aspect of the lessons is how to approach and develope your natural sound at the piano. You will also learn a lot about chords and the structure of the pieces you are playing. Most importantly is for you to enjoy the music and how you develope as a person and as a pianist.
How to Practice effectively
I give a lot of attention to learning how to practice. Do you want a lot of technique through scales and exercises, or more attention to the interpretation and stylistic features of the music you play? Going from your preferences, we will find a path how to reach the best result. Achieving as much as possible in as little time as possible. You will notice your progress immediately!
Chamber Music for Pianists
Do you want to make music with an other instrumentalist or with a singer? Wonderfull to work together and also very rewarding! Come to my lessons together and I will share with you my extensive experience as a concert pianist.
Composing - Songwriter
Do you like to write your own music or are you a songwriter who wants to accompany him- of herself at the piano? As an experienced composer I can help you how to achieve your musical aspirations. If you want to know everything about chords and improvisation, I can give you practical advice and we can work on your technique, sound and timing.
10 Lesson Card - Flexible and Handy!
Do you have a busy job or are you busy at school? We can plan a piano lesson when it is convenient for both of us. Very easy and flexible, thanks to our lesson card of 10 lessons. In this way you never miss a lesson and will stay motivated.
Frederic Voorn is active in several musical areas. He is a concert pianist and a composer. He writes articles for numerous music magazines, conducts three choirs and made programs for Dutch Radio 4, including his own program Pianistenuur, which was broadcasted every Saturday for twelve years.
As a pianist Frederic Voorn has given concerts on four continents, performing both on modern and historical instruments. He was a laureate of the Frank Martin International Music Competition and was invited to perform at several international music festivals, such as the Tibor Varga Festival (Sion, Switzerland), the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival (Kuopio, Finland), Antverpiano (Antwerp, Belgium) and the International Festival of Chamber Ensembles (Kazan, Russia). He gave concerts in major halls like the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Tonhalle in Zürich and was a soloist with several orchestras, such as the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, the Messiah Festival Orchestra in America and the St. Michael Strings in Finland. In 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, he gave the world premiere of his own Piano Concerto with conductor Bujar Llapaj and theWest Coast Symphony Orchestra.
Frederic Voorn has given masterclasses in America, Canada, Indonesia and Russia and was a jury member at several competitions, such as the 8th Concours International de Piano Adilia Alieva in Gaillard, France and the 5thGeelvinck Fortepiano Competition in Amsterdam. For record label Ezra Classics, he has recorded several CD’s and in 2016 the CD La forêt perdue appeared, dedicated to his own piano music.
As a composer, Frederic Voorn has been active since 2005 and his works, written for different settings, are performed regularly. In 2005, his piano cycle Pièces simples et naturelles appeared and also a short orchestral work titled:Ezra’s Journey. The following year he composed his String Quartet, that was premiered in 2008 in America and two years later was performed for the first time in The Netherlands by the Ad Libitum Quartet. For the chamber choirBabylon, he has written several works, such as the Zwei Goethe Lieder from 2009, the song Die Gedanken sind Frei from 2012 and the madrigal Zefiro torna, written in 2014 on a poem by the Italian Renaissance poet Ottavio Rinuccini. In 2015 the piano suite La forêt perdue was premiered and in 2017 his Piano Sonata and the Piano Concerto. At the moment he is working on an opera about Sergei Diaghilev.
Frederic Voorn studied piano at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Utrecht with Jan Marisse Huizing, Jan Wijn and Hakon Austbö. After receiving his performing arts degree he continued his studies in London with Peter Feuchtwanger and in Moscow with Lev Naumov and Youri Levin. Frederic Voorn lives in Amsterdam, is married and has two sons.