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 considering learning to play the piano? Not sure how to approach the old piano you inherited? Are you looking for a new hobby?
I'm Avinoam Shalev, enthusiastic piano and professional musician and piano teacher. Welcome to my home studio in Van Marumstraat - The Hague.
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!
Starting to play the piano as an adult is a very special situation. It takes a patient teacher who can help you build your self esteem at the instrument. I strongly do not believe in the common misconception that you have to start playing piano as a young child in order to get good at it.
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!
If you're returning to the piano after a break or have been playing for a while, there are always new challenges to be found. I will gladly help you choose your repertoire so you can relate to it emotionally and it's on your level. Anything classical, from Baroque to contemporary, I'd love to work on it with you.
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. After 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. He has been teaching private lessons on piano, harpsichord and music theory since age 15. Between 2018-2020 he teaches harpsichord, continuo and chamber music at the Stuttgart University of Music, Germany.
Music moves and enriches the soul! Next to our live lessons we offer also online music and singing lessons. Making music is about feelings, thoughts, connection, growth, joy, developing technical and physical skills, discovering new ways of learning and expressing yourself. Regular prices and maximum flexibility with a 10 Lesson Package. Select your instrument and teacher and sign up for a trial lesson!
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