Nice to see you here! I'm I'm percussion teacher Konstantyn Napolov, a specialist on marimba, vibraphone, exotic instruments. I teach from my percussion studio in Den Haag centrum. Be amazed at the instrument collection!
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.
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!
What to expect?
Learn to read music, ear development, timing/ rhytms, classical, jazz, pop, improvisation, mallets, stick techniques, body awareness, basis music theory, playing together, fun in music first!
HaFaBra A-D exam level of music theory and rhythm sight reading.
Develop your musicality, prepare the required repertoire and learn with personalised exercises a correct and souple technique and strive for an energetic and relaxed posture.
World Music - Percussion
Enjoy learning to play percussion instruments from all over the world! Thai gongs, vibraphone, timpani, crotales, djembe, cajon, different drums and bells, marimba etc.
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 and Master Degrees 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
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