Classical Piano Lessons
Did you learn the piano as a child and have always been waiting for the perfect moment to return to it? Do you find yourself suddenly with lots of free time and are you considering learning to play the piano? Not sure how to approach the old piano you inherited? Are you looking for a new hobby?
Piano for all Ages
I'm Avinoam Shalev, enthusiastic piano and professional musician and piano teacher. If you're learning the piano from scratch, returning to the piano after a break or have been playing for a while, there are always new challenges to be found. My lessons are open to children, teenagers and adults. You are welcome at my teaching studio in the Regentessekwartier neighbourhood in The Hague.
Step by Step
The piano is ergonomically natural to play and within just a few lessons you can already learn to play your first piece and enjoy it! I work with various well-written piano teaching books specifically for adult beginners, no cartoons involved. I've also developed my own method of teaching how to read sheet music - it's fast and it works!
The piano is ergonomically natural to play and within just a few lessons you can already learn to play your first piece and enjoy it. I work with various well-made piano teaching books. Children learn short, rewarding and playful pieces that we also sing together. I also use several wonderful books specifically designed for adult beginners, no cartoons involved. I've also developed my own method of teaching how to read sheet music - it's fast and it works!
I will gladly help you choose your repertoire so you can relate to it emotionally and it's on your level. Develop your musical, interpretative and technical skills whilst working on anything classical, from Baroque to contemporary, I'd love to work on it with you.
Adults - never too late
Taking piano lessons as an adult is a unique situation. It takes a patient teacher who can help you build your self esteem at the instrument. I can safely say from my teaching experience, that it is simply not true that you have to start playing piano as a young child. Take that leap of faith and we can undertake this wonderful musical journey together.
As a specialist on historical keyboard instruments I am very interested in the spectrum of sound possibilities, style and interpretation. I will be glad to share my experience on these aspects of the piano with you. Do you enjoy Pre-Classical, Renaissance or early Romantic music? Let's work on it together.
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!
Born in Israel, Avinoam graduated his Bachelor's degree in piano, musicology, harpsichord and organ at Tel Aviv University summa cum laude. He was awarded a full scholarship for the Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy for harpsichord and fortepiano. He later completed two Master's degrees with distinction on these instruments at the Hannover University of Music, Germany. Since winning the 1st prize at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany in 2018 he has been playing solo recitals across the Netherlands, England and Germany. He has also established two early music ensembles: Lynx Ensemble and Ensemble Arava. Avinoam has over 15 years of international teaching experience including a position at the Stuttgart University of Music, Germany between 2018-2020.