If you are thinking about starting with pianolessons. You are very welcome to come for a free try-out lesson.
Michiel gives pianolessons to people from all ages. He gives pianolessons at the musicschool “Meer-music,” in Hoofddorp and at his home in Haarlem.
In the pianolessons having fun and expressing oneself individually is seen as the most important factor.
Because of that Michiel always as much as possible tunes in to the musictaste of the student. Just as in life it is important to do what you love the most, it is important in music to play what you love the most.
Michiel uses piano-teachingbooks, mostly the ones from Alfred. But he also often deviate from it and then comes with new ideas instead. Often he askes the student wich music he/she loves and if there’s no sheetmusic existing from it that is adjusted to the playing-level of the student, he writes the music himself by using his ears and then adjust it according to the level of the student.
Also learning to improvise belongs to the possibilities. Michiel is especially an improvising pianoplayer himself(as is to see and hear on this website). Nevertheless he is also good developed in playing from sheetmusic. In the classical musicworld he has a wide musictaste also, he has a preference for Johann Sebastiaan Bach, he also made jazzarrangements from some of his compositions.
In the lessons he pays attention to musictheory and off course also to pianotechnic.