I offer a program that prepares students to become high-level Professional pianists, whether as Concert pianists, Chamber Musicians, Collaborators/Accompanists, Vocal/Instrumental Coaches, Teachers, or all together.
If you wish to join the Class of Jeroen Riemsdijk at the Maastricht Conservatory of Music, you can apply here, or contact me for questions.
On top of learning a dazzling Piano Technique based on solid fundamentals, all aspects of interpretation and duo/ensemble playing will be explored, triggering intelligence and communication in playing.
Notable, I have helped students to recover securely from injuries such as Tendonitis.
My Piano Class consists of Piano students from Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Athens, Aachen, Granada, Oviedo, and from countries like China, Indonesia, India, Cyprus, and Northern-Ireland.
The Maastricht Conservatory of Music offers many opportunities to expand your international music network. The beautiful town of Maastricht is a residence for many international students from the Maastricht University and the Art Academies.
Since December '21 Maastricht Conservatory is an all-Steinway School. A unique standard in Europe! You will have lessons on new instruments, and most practicing rooms have a Steinway and Sons Grand Piano. Recently 19 brand new Steinways have been selected in the Hamburg Steinway Factory. The Steinways are regularly tuned and maintained by the renowned Maene Piano technicians.
The MASTER OF MUSIC Maastricht is one of the TOP Music Education Programs in The Netherlands.
Maastricht Conservatory has the highest standard of String and Wind classes, and there are many opportunities to play Chamber Music.
I teach Piano Technique, based on 'Weight-grading’', Grouping', 'Alignment' and 'Balancing Fingers', integrating Armweight Technique and Velocity of Fingers.
Often it gives super fast and solid results for my students.
Modern Arm-weight technique (compared to Old Weight School) is increasingly becoming standard in modern piano playing. Using newest principles and procedures, arm weight can have a quicker, more profound and effective impact on playing.
Organizing your technique and elementary piano techniques - like scales, octaves - is obligatory in modern professional piano playing.
The result is a solid, 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
During the Corona months, I worked hard on my next book:
'Weight-grading and Balanced Fingers'.
I hope to have it ready for publishing soon.
Free article about Sight reading in Dutch.
Published in the Piano Bulletin 2011 of the EPTA NL
Photo of Maastricht by Senén Fernandez Garcia