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Joy of Piano

 

Prinsengracht 58 A

1015 DX Amsterdam

​The Netherlands

joyofpiano.h@gmail.com

​www.joyofpiano.org

Tel: 06-4655-4996

KvK: 64127907                                            

© 2015  Joy of Piano All Rights Reserved. 

Our Piano Lessons 

Hisako Hirata

Piano lessons in Amsterdam with Hisako Hirata, an international piano prize winner. Started her piano study at the age of 4 and got the perfect pitch. She learned very quickly, played "For Elise" at the age of 5. Granted Bachelor and Master degrees from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Superior Execution Diploma from École Normale in Paris, Virtuosity and Concert Diploma from Schola Cantorum in Paris, Concertist/Perfectionnement Diploma from Conservatoire CRR-Paris. Winner of numerous competitions:1st Prize, Liszt Special Prize at Brest International Piano Competition(France), 3rd Prize at Liszt International Piano Competition(Poland), 1st Prize at Young Artist Competition(Japan). Former Paris City Conservatoire professor who performed in the most prestigious concert halls around the world. 17 years teaching experience from beginner to advanced and professional level. Her pupils won the competitions.

Her CD; "Liszt Year of Pilgrim"(Jays Music), "Favorite Piano Works", "Liszt Competition Live"(Tifl), "Portuguese Chamber Music XXI"(Miso Music). Founder of Joy of Piano.

Piano Lessons for Kids

From beginner to advanced level. Lessons are adopted each pupil's potential and help them to developer their skills. All styles: Classic, jazz, improvisation, composition and arrangement. Lessons can be combined with ear training. Individual Lessons.

Fees for 1 lesson: €42/60minutes, €60/90min, €80/120min 

* The lesson fees are non-refundable. If a student needs to cancel a lesson, they must do so by providing us with at least 24 hours notice. Any notifications under 24 hours notice will result in the student forfeiting the lesson fee.

 Piano Lessons for Adults

Classic, Jazz, Musical and Cinema music, you can play the piano of your prefered style. From beginner to advanced, no upper age limit.

Music Theory will be taught during the piano lesson which helps you to understand the music structure and take you to artistic piano playing. Regular, irregular, intensive lessons are possible. Please contact. 

Fees for 1 lesson: €45/60minutes, €65/90min, €85/120min 

*The lesson fees are non-refundable.​ If a student needs to cancel a lesson,  they must do so by providing us with at least 24 hours notice. Any notifications under 24 hours notice will result in the student forfeiting the lesson fee.

  Special Program   

Professional Training for Concert, Competition, Entrance Exam for the Conservatory. Hisako taught numerous prize winners and piano teachers. She can teach all periode of the music -renaissance, baroque, classic, romantic, modern and contemporary. For the high quality interpretation training. Individual Lessons at your place.

Fees for 1 lesson: €65/60minutes, €90/90min, €115/120min

*Please note that fees vary depending on your location. The lesson fees are non-refundable. If a student needs to cancel a lesson, they must do so by providing us with at least 24 hours notice. Any notifications under 24 hours notice will result in the student forfeiting the lesson fee.

 

 
 
 
  Founder’s Notes                 No Upper Age Limit

 

You can start to lean the piano anytime. I have taught the pupils the ages of 1 to 80. No age limit. Piano is for everyone who loves the music. 

 

 

                              Q & A

 

 

Q. Why you reccomend ear training to combine with piano lesson?

A. In order to play the piano easily, we need some elements. For example, knowledge of the notes, recognition of pitch, rhythm, beat, tone, tempo, harmony, memory and so on..I have a perfect pitch since I was 4 years old and it made me easy to memorize the music, it helped to learn the new pieces quickly, to play the music I hear on the piano without sheet music, recognize the tone and harmony and I can sing without problem of pitch. So having perfect pitch is useful to play the music and I recommend you to take the ear training session at each piano lesson. It is possible to combine: 45 minutes piano lesson + 15 minutes ear training lesson. For advanced pupils: 1 hour piano lesson + 30 minutes complete ear training and solfege(in French, general music training, including pitch, harmony, rhythm, beat, history of music). At my music university, I had 4 hours solfege, 2 hours harmony, 2hours history of music and 1 hour piano lessons par week(piano was my major). So, you see, how important the solfege is.