Getting started ...
If you would like to work together, or talk about what we could do, I would be very happy to hear from you.
I'm based near Aarhus, Denmark, but can also teach online if you're not at all close to me.
(Online piano lessons pose some audio technical challenges, but still possible with the right equipment)
My rate is 600 kr (or 100 USD) / hour, and lessons can be 30 minutes, 1 hour or more
depending on the material we are working with.
Send me a note through the Contact page and I'll respond as soon as possible.
I look forward to hearing about what you're interested in and talking about how we can work towards your goals!
Why study with me?
I don't normally talk about my qualifications in great detail, but perhaps this is the right time ...
I have decades of teaching experience. I started teaching private piano and music theory lessons in the mid-1990s in Toronto, and since 2002 I have taught music theory and composition courses, as well as private lessons, at five different universities and colleges in Canada and the United States.
I have successfuly guided students through bachelors, masters and doctoral composition programs, as well as the preparation of composition portfolios, or piano auditions, for entry into university or conservatory programmes.
Since August 2021, I have been teaching piano at Herning Musikskole, and can offer piano lessons in Danish or English.
In addition to my teaching experience, I remain active as a composer, conductor, and pianist. I am still constantly learning and discovering new ideas and new methods of creating music.
I believe this combination of experience and continuing to practice my art is what gives my teaching value.
Are you interested in learning to play the piano? Do you already play, or used to in the past, and would like to continue with a new teacher? Whatever your level, from absolute beginner to advanced conservatory repertoire, I am able to offer you guidance ...
I have taught students as young as 5 years old, to senior citizens.
Are you interested in composing music but don't quite know where or how to start?
Are you already composing and are preparing to apply to a university or conservatory composition programme? Or are you perhaps just looking for a fresh pair of ears and eyes?
I have taught composition students from beginners to Masters and Doctoral levels.
Whatever your style or goals, I can tailor lessons to suit your needs.
Are you curious about how music works? Are you looking to continue studies in music theory, analysis, counterpoint, or orchestration?
Or are you studying to enter a music programme and would like some giuidance to prepare? Whether you are looking for basic Western music theory knowledge (e.g., for pop music, or casual playing, composing, or improvising) or more advanced tonal or non-tonal analytical skills, I can work with you at whatever level you wish.