I teach piano and music theory to all levels (from beginners to advanced students) and also coach chamber music groups. My students should be older than 6 years old. I offer classes of 30, 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the student's needs. As a teacher, I like to work with different methodologies, because each student is unique.
I started studying the piano at age 14 and I have been teaching piano for over 12 years. During these years, I worked specially with intermediate and advanced students, helping them to be accepted in the main conservatories and universities in my country (Brazil).
2014 - 2016 Illinois State University
Master of Music. Concentrations: Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano (Piano accompaniment)
2005 - 2008 Sao Paulo State University
Bachelor of Music. Concentration: Piano Performance
Ago 2014 - May 2016 Illinois State University
Assistantship. Working as pianist accompanist for ISU’s Concert Choir, choral conducting lessons, and voice auditions.
Ago 2012 - Jun 2014 Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
Pianist accompanist for the UNESP’s choirs.
Mar 2009 - May 2014 Santa Marcelina Cultura
Pianist accompanist for voice lessons and choir classes.
Music Theory and General Music teacher.
December 2010 Sao Pedro Theatre (Sao Paulo)
Rehearsal Pianist for the performance of Te Deum by Antonín Dvořák.
Ago 2007 - Nov 2009 NUO Opera Laboratory
Répétiteur for the following operettas: Patience, The Sorcerer, and Utopia, Limited by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan; Moscow, Cheryomushki, by Dmitri Shostakovich; and Il Hijo Fingido by Joaquín Rodrigo.
- Répétiteur for Illinois Festival Opera’s staging of Der Schauspieldirektor by W. A. Mozart;
- Pianist accompanist for several voice lessons and vocal recitals at ISU;
- Fluent in Portuguese and English; good understanding of Spanish; basic knowledge of French and Italian.
Felipe is a gifted musician and has a wonderful personality for teaching. He is very articulate, explains things clearly, and has a lot of knowledge in the field. One of his more unusual traits is that he started studying piano relatively late, so he can remember how he learned things much better than a pianist who started at the age of five or six. So this helps him explain things effectively. I was his teacher for piano pedagogy -- studying how to be an effective teacher -- and I was impressed with the way he expressed himself in class. He is always friendly and supportive, but he also says what needs to be said, he doesn't just give compliments but also gives excellent constructive feedback. I recommend him highly as a piano teacher.
Felipe is very friendly, outgoing, and very caring. He is an incredible musician with very high level of technique and musicianship. His vast experience in teaching and collaborating with other musicians are some of his greatest assets. He is so well-qualified as a teacher. I strongly recommend Felipe to anyone seeking private piano instruction.
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|5 hours||Not available||£175||£160|
|10 hours||Not available||£300||£320|