Do you want to become a professional cellist?
COME TO TILBURG TO STUDY AT THE FONTYS CONSERVATORY WITH
First of all the question: why should you choose for Fontys school of the arts in Tilburg?
Fontys Conservatory, in other words AMPA, is an unique conservatory in the Netherlands. This school stimulates you to find and choose your own musical life. In addition of getting good basic techniques you will be free to develop your own style. On the accommodation you will find many different disciplines of art. Can you even imagine you will have the freedom to work together with dancers, jazz musicians or people from the theater. Very important is also the chamber music! Beautiful opportunities for studying the common repertoire, the contemporary music, or a total free direction.
In my way of teaching I want to try to discover what the personality of every student actually is. Every human being has his or her own character and his or hers own way of envolve. Every musician has a own way of expressing his own creative feelings. During this process I will adjust the repertoire to the situation. In addition, there is a structural guideline for obtaining a good, solid technical basis, which of course is necessary to be able to express yourself as well as possible as a cellist.
Once you have chosen to become an artist, a cellist, a musician, that is a courageous choice. I will help you develop that artist in you.
Important aspects that are required for this:
- A good technique:
- Studying repertoire
It is of great importance to me that everyone has a good foundation of the standard cello repertoire. The more knowledge and skills, the better you can develop in any style.
The further you progress in this during your studies, the more you will develop your own taste. At the end of the process we will therefore not only have a technical basis for the rest of your career, but also an artistic one.
- Knowledge of the repertoire:
- Work independently:
One of the most important things I want to give you as your teacher is self-motivation and independence in general. I prepare you in that way that after your studies you can stand on your own feet and be strong enough to determine your own artistic and practical line. And that you prefer to be able to provide for your own necessities of life. This also starts immediately during your conservatory time. I am not a teacher who always comes with ready-made answers or tips. It can be very instructive to find your own answers. I am always there to assist you in this. You will become your own inspirator: The difference with the trajectory prior to this study is that the motivation must now come primarily from yourself. I'm your coach. I tell you what can be improved and what goes well and I keep trying to keep you on the right track. Music can always be better, and we will do our utmost to get the most out of it.
- Masterclasses and special projects:
- Moments of Performing and group lessons:
- A reflection every six months:
- Choose more years of study:
- Final exam: