If you are thinking about starting piano lessons, you are very welcome and invited to come for a free try-out lesson.
Michiel teaches piano lessons to people from all ages, beginners and advanced players. The lessons will be given at the at his home in Haarlem.
He also gives pianolessons at the music school ''Meer-music,'' in Hoofddorp and at the music school "Opmaat," in Haarlem centre.
Enjoying, having fun and expressing oneself individually is seen as one of the most important factors during these lessons.
Because of this, Michiel always tunes in to the music taste of the student as much as possible. Just in life, it is so important to do what you love the most, therefore it is important in music to play what you love the most.
Michiel uses piano teaching books, mostly the ones from ''Alfred," and "Hal Leonard."But he also often deviates from it and then comes up with new ideas instead. Often he will ask the student which music he/she loves most and if there's no existing sheet music for it that is adjusted to the playing-level of the student, he will write the music himself by using his hearing and then adjust it accordingly to the level of the student.
Besides learning to play from sheet music, paying attention to the piano technic, learning about musictheory, also learning to improvise belongs to the possibilities. Also learning to improvise belongs to the possibilities.
But most important for Michiel is that learning to play music is a joy!