Online Violin Lessons
Hi! I'm Mara Tieles Cutie all-round violinist, violin and viola teacher. I come from a family that has an extensive history of performing classical music, receiving at the age of 7 my first violin lesson from my dad. With over 15 years of experience, teaching the violin and viola has always been one of my great interests!
The rapid changes we are experiencing nowadays have led me to a shift in my approach to the platform where I do my teaching. At first I must say I was a bit hesitant to move into the digital world, but I decided to start teaching online, and soon realised it was a very fulfilling and complete experience for both the student and myself as a teacher.
Online Lessons - Get ready!
During the last months I've created an online class, teaching mainly young students, adults, amateurs and professionals that are motivated and who are looking to develop specific aspects of their playing. All in the comfort of your own home.
What you need
The only things you need are a stable wifi connection, an iPad or computer (which you can choose to connect to a pair of speakers or ear phones) and the zoom software.
From the very first lesson you'll be encouraged to make music and develop your own musical ideas. My teaching method focuses on the technical aspects of working with the instrument. You will learn pieces of gradual difficulty along with some necessary music theory, always applied to the instrument.
Beginners learn to read notes and a relaxed and healthy posture. You'll be playing fun exercises, tunes, playful and challenging etudes and easy concertpieces. During classes we also discuss basic philosophical and historical concepts to build a solid base from where we will develop your musical creativity
Music Styles - Advanced
Being an all-round instrumentalist myself, I'm familiar with a wide range of musical genres. I can help you develop your musical vocabulary in any style with techniques specific to a modern player approach. Repertoire may cover Classical - Baroque - Cuban - Tango - Modern music. Set your own limits, and discover... there is none!
Free Your Sound!
Essential is the production of sound through organic contact and movements with the instrument, respecting the needs of our body. It is very important to work from an understanding of how body and instrument mechanics work together. Special attention to posture that supports musical discourse, while freeing us from tension.
Flexible Lesson Plan
Enjoy maximum flexibility with a 10 lesson card. The one on one lessons can be given in the comfort of your own home with my online lessons.
Mara Tieles Cutie was born in Cuba but currently resides in the Netherlands. She began to play the violin under the tutelage of her father (a pupil of David Oistrach) at the age of seven. Later obtaining her bachelor's degree at the Liceu Conservatory under violinist Corrado Bolsi. She eventually studied at CODARTS Conservatory in Rotterdam with Gordan Nikolic and then earned her Masters degree at the Maastricht Conservatory under the supervision of Julia Dinerstein.
Both her Cuban heritage and her formal education have influenced the direction of her professional career. She is multifaceted in her musical abilities: She plays both early and modern music. Additionally, Mara often performs music in ways that push the traditional technical boundaries of the viola, including extended techniques and the inclusion of electronics.
Mara's varied interests have compelled her to expand her ambitions as she has explored the ways in which classical music can be incorporated into electronic music. Her compositions integrate existing works from the contemporary canon with live electronics (beats, samples, and synths), creating a distinct sound. She has toured internationally (across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East) and collaborated with a broad spectrum of artists.
Despite spending much of her time touring, playing, and teaching in various destinations, Mara still thinks often about how she can stay connected to her homeland. One of her current projects is to help expand contemporary Cuban music written specifically for the viola. She has worked with composers Alfredo Diez Nieto and Ivette Herryman, both of whom have written works that fit into this category.During her time as a performer, she has won several accolades such as the First Absolute Prize of Citta di Barletta, the First Prize in the Rome Strings International Contest, and the Third Prize in the Ibero-American String Contest