Francisca Portugal - Violin teacher in Den Haag. Violin lessons to beginners and advanced.

Francisca Portugal Violin Lessons in Den Haag

Violin Lessons The Hague - All Levels

Hello, I am Francisca Portugal, an all-round violinist and violin teacher in The Hague. If you have a passion for music and the violin and also want to practise seriously, my lessons offer everything you need to develop your skills and musicianship while enjoying the most beautiful repertoire!

Violin Lessons for Children

I vividly recall the moment I saw a violin for the first time, my initial lesson, my first teacher, and even my first concert. I cherish many happy memories about my first contact with music! While teaching your child, my only wish is to make their lessons as memorable as mine were.

Playful and instructive

We will play fun games, classical and popular tunes, easy etudes and violin duets, explore how the instrument works, train the ear, and take the first steps in learning how to read music. Fun in music comes in first place!

Beginners - All Ages

Learning the violin doesn't necessarily mean aspiring to become a professional. There are many ways in which music can fulfill your needs, without becoming overly serious. It all depends on your desires.

What can you expect?

  • Clear instructions
  • Relaxed posture
  • Famous classical and popular tunes
  • Bowing and left-hand technique
  • Etudes, scales, specific fun exercises
  • Vibrato, sound production
  • Reading music and basic music theory
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Playing duets together

Classical to Pop

I'm curious to hear why you picked the violin as your favourite instrument! Probably, like myself, in love with the fantastic violin sound or some awesome piece you've heard?You are welcome to explore any music style, from Classical to Jazz or Pop!

Intermediate - Advanced

Maybe you've played the violin a long time ago and are now looking for a patient and inspiring teacher? Need some motivation, effective exercises and advice to get back in shape again? Experienced violinist and looking for new repertoire? Seeking ways to improve your intonation, tone quality, playing in higher positions, vibrato or bowing technique?

Trial Violin Lesson

During the trial lesson we discuss your goals and wishes, availability, musical preferences and the lesson location. Of course we play in the trial lesson and you get a glimpse of my teaching style.

Orchestra

In addition to solo repertoire, I am enthusiastic about working on orchestral excerpts, and audition preparation, during lessons. Enjoy my tips and tricks and find yourself playing the most difficult passages without any stress!

Location

I give the lessons at my home in Valkenbos/ Regentessekwartier or at Amare Theater in The Hague center. If you prefer online lessons, we have many options.

About Me

Francisca Portugal, a sought-after Portuguese violinist, is renowned for her multifaceted expertise in both chamber and orchestral music. She graduated at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees under the guidance of Concertgebouw's Concertmaster and pedagogue Liviu Prunaru.
Currently holding a position as 1st violin with the Residentie Orkest (Den Haag), Francisca's work has also led her to collaborate with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra XXI, Ensemble MPMP, Rotterdam Philharmonisch Orkest, among others.
Alongside her orchestral engagements, she forms the duo Grimm Duette with violinist Natalie Kulina, earning them a spot in the finals of the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours, where they present their original works and arrangements.
Francisca's musicianship has been recognised through numerous national and international competition prices. As a soloist, she has shared the stage with various orchestras and performed on National TV and Radio Antena 2 in Lisbon, Canal Porto in Oporto, and Concertzender Actueel in Utrecht.

Located in

  • Den Haag

Lesson location

  • Den Haag Valkenbos - Regentes
  • Den Haag centrum
  • At teacher's location

Teaches

  • Children
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Motivating Violin Teacher!

Francisca helped me with my first steps in violin playing. She also focuses a lot on how to practice outside the lesson, to make sure you keep developing what you have learned
Mohamed Zahra

Francisca is a very good teacher!

Francisca is a very good teacher! She taught me the importance of consistency and helped me develop my technique. Her lessons were always well-thought-out and pleasant.
Ralou Mantzou

Follow Your Passion!

Music lifts you up, enlightens your mood and gives positive energy. Our music lessons cater to all styles, levels and ages and are entirely focussed around helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Be nice to yourself, book your trial lesson today!

Your future, full of music, passion and joy begins now! Just take the first step!