PIANO LESSONS, individually or in a group; from 6 years old
When Maria João was 10 years old she took her first piano lessons and since then she has been passionate about music. She has been teaching piano since she was 17. Playing the piano became the basis of everything for her. This allowed her to learn to play the guitar and recorder as an autodidact. And eventually she became a singer. An instrument such as piano also plays a very important role for Maria João as a singer and singing teacher. She can accompany herself and her students on the piano.
Piano lessons from 6 years
Playing the piano is not easy. That's because the hands actually have to play differently and independently of each other against nature. This means that the brain must always be busy sending the correct information to the hands in order to indeed gain independence between both hands. Motor skills have always been associated with thinking. It has also been scientifically proven (“music makes smart”) that playing instruments improves brain development and can even increase IQ.
During the traditional piano lessons, a student receives individual lessons. You are then all alone with your instrument and the teacher. You then have plenty of room for your own development, and the technical and motor skills develop quickly. You get the hang of the game sooner. In the individual lesson, the student is given the opportunity to develop on a personal level. The lesson is mainly focused on solo playing.
Children are focused on each other. Especially children over 6 years old. By making music together and taking piano lessons in playing form, they can deepen themselves better. In a group they share their experiences, emotions, knowledge and wonder with each other more quickly. They do not feel alone and that can be very inspiring in contrast to the individual lesson. Rules of discipline such as being quiet while someone else plays the piano becomes very important. In this way they learn to listen and communicate better to each other.