NOTUS PIANO TEACHERS
Please contact NOTUS Music Notation if you are interested in private piano lessons with one of the teachers: email@example.com
• ANTWERP (B) – Daniel Valckenborgh
Daniel is a NOTUS piano teacher at Ma’Go Antwerp and also gives NOTUS Piano private lessons.
Daniel grew up in a musical family and started taking piano lessons from the age of 5. He received his first lessons from his parents and later from pianists Samra Mackic and Suzy Nijs. He attended several masterclasses with Irene Russo and later with Eliane Rodrigues. After his studies in the Humanities, Daniel started higher music studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (KCA) in the class of Eliane Rodrigues where he obtained his Master Piano in 2019 and the Specific Teacher Training in 2020. Daniel has a great preference for chamber music and especially for the classical works of Schubert and Beethoven.
Since 2015, Daniel has attended several masterclasses with Polina Leschenko and Sergej Edelmann, among others. Daniel was also taught harpsichord and organ with Ben Van Nespen and a year pianoforte with Piet Kuijken.
Since 2019 Daniel has been studying harpsichord with Korneel Bernolet in Royal Antwerp Conservatory.
In the spring of 2021 Daniel studied an advanced harpsichord course at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
• BRUSSELS (B) – Anne-Sophie Sevens
Anne-Sophie is a Belgian soprano. She has been playing the piano since she was 7 years old. She graduated with great distinction from the Kunstbrug music academy (Ghentbrugge) with an interpretation of Debussy’s Clair de lune. Her private NOTUS piano lessons take place in Brussels.
She studied singing at Luca School of Arts in Leuven (Lemmens Institute), as well as at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Anne-Sophie finished her practicum at the Swiss Opera Studio in Biel in 2017. She has received several scholarships, such as the scholarship to participate in the Opernwerkstatt (year 2018) with concerts in Sigriswil, Zurich, Basel and Bern. The Richard Wagner Verband Vienna gave her a grant in 2019 to visit the Bayreuther Festspiele.
Anne-Sophie has given various recitals, including in Belgium. There she sang, among others, the ‘Wesendonck’ song cycle by Wagner and ‘Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ by Mahler. She is currently forming a musical duo with the pianist Costin Filipoiu and the ‘Vier letzte Lieder’ by Richard Strauss are central to the repertoire.
She also likes to share her passion for the piano. She has always loved to give piano lessons to students of all ages. She is enthusiastic about less classical learning methods, such as the use of the new NOTUS music notation. She believes in intuitive teaching where learning technique is accompanied by stimulating musicality. Anne-Sophie teaches in Dutch, French, German and Italian.
• MECHELEN (B) – Sabine Roosen
Sabine is a piano teacher and composer. She teaches at two music schools and has 30 years of experience in adult education. Sabine has been a guiding fellow NOTUS researcher from the very beginning in the NOTUS Music Pedagogical Research at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. In this way she gained 2.5 years of NOTUS experience. She is particularly charmed by the qualitative quick results of NOTUS, which elicit a high level of enthusiasm and satisfaction in the adults.
Availability: on request.
SCHOOLS & INSTITUTIONS
• ANTWERP (B) – Academy for Music, Word and Dance – Ma’Go Antwerp.
The Ma’Go situated at Mechelsesteenweg 125 – Antwerp, has been a research partner during the NOTUS Music Pedagogical Research in 2018 and 2019 at the Royal Antwerp Conservatory. After the good results of this research, director Luc Vanvaerenbergh has decided to be the very first school to start a PIANO course with NOTUS. The number of available teaching places is always quickly filled with enthusiastic adults.
After a two-year trial run, the NOTUS Piano course will be integrated into the curriculum in the 2021-22 school year.
All information and registering:
MaGo, Mechelsesteenweg 125, 2018 Antwerp, tel. +32 (0)3 239 14 34, www.ma-go.be.
• BRUSSELS (B) – LaboLobo.
Since 2014, the non-profit organisation Labolobo creates connections between ages, institutions, languages and cultures. The mission is to bring diverse generations together in an urban environment for greater social cohesion and solidarity because a lack of social cohesion impoverishes and isolates. Mixing generations is a direct and effective way to keep our seniors spontaneously active and break through their isolation, whether they are still at home or living in a care facility.
Intergenerational encounters make young people aware of the problems associated with aging and help them develop their empathy. Regular contact with the older generations, within a caring and creative context, anchors the young people in a constructive continuity full of meaning.
A specific intergenerational NOTUS Piano course will start from September 2021. In this weekly course, a younger and older person form a duo who receive piano lessons at the same time. New stimulating didactic possibilities based on the specific NOTUS Music Notation properties are presented.
Information and registering:
from August 2021 at ‘vzw Labolobo’, 4 Firmin Lecharlierlaan, 1090 Jette, Belgium, tel. +32 (0)2 70 34 11 – www.labolobo.eu
• ROTTERDAM (NL) – The Music Experience – Art Zegelaar
Art Zegelaar is a musician-pianist-teacher and founder-director of ‘De Muziek Experience’ in Rotterdam, a private music school with about 50 students. He has 32 years of experience in music education at different levels and annually organizes several concerts with his students.
Convinced of the added value of NOTUS in the music landscape and education, piano lessons with NOTUS are possible for students who have a very difficult time with conventional music notation. Please contact NOTUS Music Notation if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org.