I offer a program that prepares young Pianists to become a high level Professional Pianist, whether as Concert Pianist, Chamber Musician, Vocal/Instrumental Coach, a Teacher or all together.
If you wish to join the Class of Jeroen Riemsdijk at the Maastricht Conservatory of Music, you can apply here:
On top of learning a dazzling Piano Technique based on solid fundamentals, all aspects of interpretation and ensemble playing will be explored, triggering intelligence and communication in playing.
Notable, I have helped students to recover completely and securely from injuries such as Tendonitis.
The Maastricht Conservatory of Music gives lots of opportunities to expand your international music network. Maastricht is residence to many international students from the Maastricht University and the Art Academies.
The MASTER OF MUSIC Maastricht has been awarded as one of the TOP Music Education Programs in The Netherlands.
Read my articles about Piano Technique and Interpretation Strategies on 'Medium':
I teach Piano Technique, based on Balancing Fingers, integrating Armweight Technique and Velocity of Fingers.
Arm-weight technique is an important skill in modern piano playing and impossible to ignor. Nevertheless there are lots of misunderstandings and misconceptions about it, mainly because of mixing old school with modern armweight principles.
Organising your technique and elementary piano techniques - like scales, octaves - is obligatory in modern professional piano playing.
Result is an integrated, stress-free playing style, where all attention can be put on sound and expression in even the most demanding technical passagework.
Jeroen Riemsdijk is author of
The Golden Fingers Technique
The Art of Passagework
Free article about Sight reading in Dutch.
Published in the Piano Bulletin 2011 of the EPTA NL
Photo of Maastricht by Senén Fernandez Garcia