Jazz - Pop - Classical Piano
Looking for a motivating, patient and enthusiastic piano teacher for your child? Picking up piano lessons after a break? Are you a singer who would love to be able to accompany yourselve or are you a more advanced pianist and wish to dive into jazz, pop or latin music?
I'm Katja Ji, allround jazz pianist, and I know you've come to the right place, because I'm more than happy to walk you through your options and help you find the best fit for you. Your journey into piano learning doesn't have to be scary or confusing. Believe it or not, anyone with the right training can learn how to play the piano!
Students of all ages are welcome to my classes! Beginners learn a classical basis, but my main subject is jazz and pop music.
As a beginner you will learn the basics of playing piano through fun and instructive exercises, easy classical repertoire, your favourite pop songs, reading music, learning scales and basic chords.
Are you a more advanced player interested in learning more about jazz music, different styles of improvisation and how to build up your solos? Are you seeking ways to take your piano playing to the next level? Wish to improvise in a more personal, interesting and original way? Book a trial lesson!
We'll focus on a relaxed posture, personalised exercises, scales, music theory and a flexible technique. You will be able to play all your favourite songs, to understand the chords and harmonies, to play amazing solos and to accompany a singer or instrumentalist.
Goals for Learning
I strive to create a unique learning atmosphere for each pupil. Lessons are intended to be a collaborative effort between you and myself, taking in to account each person's preferences and needs. Music theory is just as important as playing an instrument and my lessons combine practice and theory but...having fun in making music is most important!"
Lessons can be taught at my studio (De Mooof) or at my place in Den Haag center/ Zeeheldenkwartier.
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!
Music Theory - Songwriter
Do you wish to understand more about how harmonies can support a melody? Are you a songwriter and in need of more understanding of chords, tructures, melody building and want to use piano as part of your creative process? I offer lessons harmony at the piano and music theory to anyone who would enjoy learning how to play piano without a lot of hassle.
Katja Ji (1985) is a piano player and composer from South Korea. After graduating Seoul Institute of the arts (BA, Composition 2008) She was working as K-pop, musical session man, Composer for broadcast and theatre. In the Netherlands, She has been lucky to be a jazz pianist performing in Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Lithuania, Hungary as well with her own group and as a sideman. She studied with Juraj Stanik and Bert Mooiman at Royal Conservatory In the Hague (BA, Jazz Piano 2017), Rob van Bavel, Karel Boehlee, Harmen Fraanje and Matthijs Verschoor at Amsterdam Conservatory( MA, Jazz Piano 2019)