Time for the Viola!
Do you enjoy the warmth and beauty of a resonant singing voice? Well then, the viola is for you! Known for its rich chocolate sound and expressive character, the viola is the string instrument most similar to the range of the human voice. Violas enjoy the depth and vibrations of a cello and the virtuosity of the violin - but without any high-pitched squeaks!
A Rewarding Experience!
Playing an instrument is a wonderful thing. No matter your level of prior experience, your lessons will always be centered on the joy of making music. Together we will work on developing a beautiful sound and building a way of playing that will allow you to perform the works that you love with ease.
A Joy for All Ages
Whether you are a child, a young adult or just 'young at heart', you can comfortably progress and reach your goals learning the viola. With my years of experience teaching students of all ages, I assure you that we will find an approach to fit your interests.
Starting a New Hobby?
Tired of being stuck at your desk or repeating the same schedule? If you are wanting to begin a new hobby, learning the viola can be the breath of fresh air you are looking for. Learning to express yourself in an artistic way can be very inspiring and energising.
Based on the highest levels of pedagogical research, you will learn how to play through easy, adaptable exercises and melodies that develop the fundamentals needed to be comfortable and expressive. Your lessons will be specifically designed to suit you. This way you will receive an effective and personal approach.
Career in Music?
Do you already have some experience playing and imagine yourself performing on a stage professionally? Countless people have realised their dreams as performers by following their drive and determination. Together, we can plan a road to your success! Depending on your aspirations, we can cover a range of Studies and Caprices, Solo Repertoire, Sonatas, Concertos, Chamber Music, and Orchestral Excerpts.
All Styles of Music
Every genre of music is rewarding to learn, from Classical to Pop, Folk, Film Soundtracks, and beyond! I am in particular a specialist of Classical styles - from ornamentation in Baroque, or the operatic classicism of Mozart, to the romantic richness of Brahms and the impressionist fluidity of Debussy.
Trial Lesson or Starter's Package
If you are still unsure if this is for you and want to get a better feeling, then booking a Trial Lesson or Starter's Package of 3 short lessons is the ideal solution for you. You can explain what you are looking for and I will introduce you to the themes and topics we will cover.
Flexibility to Fit Your Schedule
By ordering the 10 Lesson Package you will have the freedom to schedule your lessons as frequently as you like without having to worry about missing a date. This is ideal if you have an irregular timetable or if you are needing to travel often.
Lessons are also available Online for your comfort and convenience. After much teaching online I can assure you that it can be equally rewarding for you.
Need an Instrument?
It is necessary to bring an instrument and bow to your lesson. If you need help choosing the right instrument for you, please feel free to contact me. Together we can find an instrument for you to rent or buy.
About Your Teacher Paul
Hi there! I'm an Australian musician and teacher of Viola and Violin. I hold Bachelor, Masters and Post-Graduate degrees from Australia, America, Austria and Germany. I now live in Amsterdam and have performed in some of the top European orchestras. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience and I am passionate about providing students with the best opportunities possible to enjoy music and succeed in their goals.
As a performer I love playing in all types of ensembles, from small chamber groups to large scale orchestra performances. My life as a professional performing artist inspires my teaching method on a daily basis, and in turn I aim to pass this energy and enthusiasm on to my students.
Following my passion for education, I co-founded in 2017 the Hortensia Music Festival, a yearly classical music festival located in the beautiful city of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores islands (Portugal), offering diverse chamber music concerts and daily masterclasses for students of all ages. www.hortensiamusicfestival.com