Want to learn to play the vibraphone or the marimba? Seeking ways to improve your technique? I'm percussion teacher Konstantyn Napolov, a specialist on marimba, vibraphone, exotic instruments and more and looking forward to start with you!
Marimba - Vibraphone
Defiant, surprising and very amusing is contemporary percussion. A perfect way for starters and advanced; professional exercises and tips will help you to improve your co-ordination, stick techniques, mallets, sense of muscular movement and timing. Want to try? Book a trial lesson!
Classical - Jazz to Pop
The vibraphone can be used in many musical styles and I'm in love with the sound of it! We'll focus on your favourite music style and explore the vibes in a playful way.
What to expect?
- Learn to read music
- ear development
- timing/ rhytms
- classical, jazz, pop
- mallets, stick techniques
- body awareness
- basis music theory
- playing together
- fun in music first!
Sign up for a trial lesson with the multilateral percussionist Konstantyn Napolov in his percussion studio in Den Haag/Scheveningen and be amazed at the instrument collection! With a ten-lesson'strip-card' you will get flexibility and quality!
Konstantyn Napolov's love to complex rhythm patterns and beat were manifested in an early age. After one of the performances of the little drummer, where his grandfather's head was the instrument, his parents decided to send him to the music school entrusting his talent to the hands of professional teachers. Those were the first steps, and the beginning of the music career path of the little percussionist from Odessa, who, by now, captures the listeners all around the world with his talent.
The instruments played by Konstantyn are hard to count on our hands, they are so many: marimba, Thai gongs, vibraphone, timpani, crotales, djembe, cahon etc.
Konstantyn received his Master of Music in Percussion Performance and Orchestral Conducting Diploma at the Kiev National Academy of Music, has won more than ten prestigious national and international competitions, worked as a deputy concertmaster of percussions in several national orchestras of Ukraine, and also starred in the musical TV shows.
Before completing his Bachelor Degree at the Royal Conservatory Konstantyn did participate in different projects with Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Asko Schonberg ensemble and Slagwerk Den Haag. Since 2011, he is also the leader of the theatrical percussion ensemble "Davai Perkusion". During this short one and a half year the ensemble has performed in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.
He participated in several master classes by well-known percussionists like Peter Sadlo, Mark Pekarski, Christian Dierstein, Paul Mootz, Marta Klimasara, Robyn Schulkowsky, Isao Nakamura and many others. Konstantyn is a great promoter of contemporary percussion
Since 2014 Konstantyn Napolov is Haupt-Pauker (principal-percussionist) at Mannheimer Philharmoniker (Germany).
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated + Confucius