Learning music not only brings the opportunity to enjoy playing an instrument, it also provides a great development on emotional, cognitive and social skills. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found in music a beautiful way of living and we believe that every child should have at least the chance to try it.
Our teaching methodology follows the principles of the positive approach, always keeping in mind that the ideal learning experience should be based on enjoyment, especially to maintain young students’ energies and concentration.
With young children (from 4 years old) we use a combination of both Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, prioritizing musicianship over technique in these first years of learning. The combination of these two methods allows quick development of aural skills: sense of pulse, rhythm, inner-ear, singing, memory and the capacity of multitasking.
For more advanced students we combine musicianship with a more traditional approach, working with repertoire of great pedagogues such as Wohlfahrt, Kayser, Mazas, Kreutzer, Rode, Dont, etc.
We prepare our students for exams, both ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall, understanding these as a little part of the whole learning process. Our aim is to maintain a pressure free atmosphere where goals are achieved in a non-stressful environment.
Musicians should always be in continuous development (which makes this career both exciting and exhausting!) so we keep training ourselves attending regularly to master classes and being trained as teachers at The DaCapo Music Foundation.
Here you can see our last two students’ concert videos: