Instructor
Joined in
2015

David

Instructor

Teaches Piano

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

All

Areas of Instruction

Piano

Languages Spoken

Dutch, German

Specialties / Genres Taught

Baroque, Rennaissance, Classical

Teaching Experience

30 years

Favorite Instruments

Piano/Keyboards

Performance Experience

solo, ensembles

Education

Music Performance

About David

Instruments Taught: Piano, harpsichord 

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

I teach piano with popular graded courses such as by Michael Aaron, Alfred, and Bastien. The aim is to inspire a lifelong love of music and music-making, often joining the student in playing four-handed pieces. More advanced students are coached in literature from the Baroque, Romantic, and Modern periods. The students are encouraged to bring pieces they would like to learn, as well as the pieces recommended by me for steady progression through technical and musical mastery, with a broad selection from different music historic eras, and national styles.

I also offer lessons on harpsichord with emphasis on historically informed keyboard practices. These I have learned by training at conservatories in the US and the Netherlands.  The aim is to approach composers' intentions for the sound and interpretation, suitable for their time period.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Over thirty years of experience as a Teacher of Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, and Composition.

2007-2011 Piano Faculty at the Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA

Specialization in early keyboard music and interpetation.

EDUCATION:

1975-1977 Undergraduate Music Studies, West Chester University, PA.

1983 Diploma of Harpsichord Teacher, Hilversum Conservatory, the Netherlands. 

1986 Certificate for Harpsichord, Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1988 Certificate for Electronic Composition, Utrecht Conservatory, the Netherlands.

Among his teachers were several well-known performers, including organist Keith Chapman, organist/conductor Anita Greenlee Mello, and harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt.

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:

He has performed widely solo, and in ensembles such as Tactus Baroque Ensemble, The Academy conducted by Frans Brüggen, The Netherlands Vocal Ensemble conducted by Rudolf Grasman, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Lev Markiz, and La Fiocco led by Lewis Baratz, Techne Music and David Kim; in the USA, the Netherlands, France, and Indonesia.

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