Monique Heidema


Cello lessons

Cello lessons with Monique Heidema  
"where teaching is still a form of art" 


"Everyone who wants to learn playing an instrument has the rights to get highly qualified education!"


Not because I expect you to major in music;
Not so you can relax, not so you can have fun;
But so you will be.......human. 

So you will recognize beauty.  So you will be sensitive. So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world. So you will have something to cling to. So you will have more love, compassion, gentleness, and so to say more life!
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live?

Monique Heidema is the professor cello master, bachelor, preparatory and young talent at the  Fontys Conservatorium te Tilburg , and the  Sweelinck academie van het Conservatorium van Amsterdam.  She is regularly invited to provide masterclasses in the Netherlands and abroad as well. In 2015 she gave masterclasses in Taiwan and in 2016 she travelled tot the conservatorio superior de musica van Salamanca in Spain for the Spanish bachelor and master students. 
Since 2017 she organizes her own cello course in the Netherlands. This year this course will take place in October 2018.
Monique Heidema also likes to give cello lessons to enthusiastic, motivated and advanced students. She has a lot of experience in guiding students to an entrance examination at a conservatory and preparing a program for participation in a competition. The combination of teaching cello students and amateurs is a very fine, but also very important combination; after all, making music must be well supervised at every level and everyone is entitled to the best training to (learn to) play an instrument.

Several of her students have been graduated with fantastic results. Perhaps even more important, all graduated cellists can earn their living. 
Several students have played with good results on entrance examinations of the conservatories in The Hague, Amsterdam, Tilburg and Rotterdam and several prizes have been won at the Prinses Christina Concours and the competition of Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland.

If you are interested in private lessons we can discuss about the form together. Individual or group lessons. The length of a lesson is at least 30 minutes. 

Reviews :

Op 20 juni studeerde 4 master studenten met zeer hoge resultaten af. Een absoluut unicum! (toenmalig hoofd afdeling master Fontys Conservatorium)

  • "Want Monique, jij weet altijd weer het beste uit iedere student naar boven te toveren door juist iedereen vanuit zichzelf dingen te laten leren ipv iets op te leggen. Dat is je kracht en van groot belang voor het vinden van je eigen weg als musicus. Wilde ik nog even zeggen." Aldus oud master student Bianca Bongers.

  • Vioolbouwer Saskia Schouten: "gefeliciteerd geweldige juf! ik was alleen toehoorder van Dionne Nijsten, maar alle lof!!"

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