After having received a conservatory type musical education, from 8 to 20 years old, in the best conservatories of Paris and Madrid, it is in 2011, after having studied jazz piano for a year, that I decide to radically change my vision of teaching music and piano with an “anti-conservatory” approach.
First of all, I want to teach my students to feel the music, to understand it, to speak it before learning to read it! The conservatory method practiced by the vast majority of classical piano teachers is to teach us directly to read music:
- Without feeling it
- Without understanding what is being played
- Without knowing how to speak, to interpret by oneself,
- Without improvising, arranging, composing,
- Without learning how to play songs by ear with both hands.
- Without being interested at all in different music other than classical music.
Not wanting or knowing how to make us complete and fulfilled musicians with our own personality.
In 25 years of teaching, all the students who have studied classical piano, contemporary music, other than jazz, who come to me for piano lessons, have ALL received only one training: conservatory !
– CNR of Paris from 1986 to 1990
– Royal C.N.S.M. (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique) of Madrid in 1994. Followed a schooling in mode Studies-music of the 6e to the terminale (Lamartine college then Racine high school)
– Graduate of the Ecole Normale de Musique A.Cortot
– Graduate of the CNR of Paris.
– Graduate of musical training (solfeggio) in Superior at the conservatory of Levallois.
– 1st and 2nd prizes in several National and International Competitions. – Recitals (also with orchestra) in Europe (including 2 performances at the Salle Gaveau (Paris) and in the U.S.A.
– Member of the jury from 2007 to 2014 of the Claude Kahn National Piano Competition.
25 years of continuous experience, whether in conservatories, public and private music schools, private lessons (or by webcam internationally since 2007).