Improving day after day
Helena Sousa Estévez was born in Spain, she began her music studies at the age of 7. She has done her Bachelor and Master of Music in Spain and France, respectively, and since 2017 she lives in The Netherlands. During her studies, she focused in classical and contemporary music, and due to her curiosity she also has experience playing folk and dance music.Since 2014, she has experience teaching accordion, piano and music theory lessons. Currently, Helena works as a freelance musician and she has several projects, performing as a soloist and in chamber music groups, in particular Duo Doce with the pianist Daniel Leiro Castro since 2015 and AKOM Ensemble since November 2017.
Music as an essential part of life
As a teacher, she can work with the student on any kind of music: classical, contemporary, pop or folk are welcome with her. She always keeps in mind that it is important for the students to learn having fun with music: learning to play the instrument and to have a good technique with it, learning to listen to the music and understanding it, playing with the rhythm, the harmony or improvising, always with the aim of improving day after day.As a very hard-working and active person, she is encouraged to show how music works and how it is essential in life, through listening, practising with the instruments and above all, having fun with each lesson!Helena is starting Dutch, she speaks fluently English and French and her mother tongue is Spanish.
Beginner and advanced students are welcome for these lessons, with a piano or chromatic accordion, in Standard or Free Bass. Depending on their interests and goals, students will be focused on classical, contemporary, dance and/or pop music. Through listening, doing different rhythms, improvising, understanding harmony and more, they will learn how this instrument works and how to play different musical pieces!The student will learn music through different activities, such as listening to music, doing rhythms with hands and feet, singing, and of course playing instruments. All of these are important activities to develop the skills of the student such as coordination, attention or discipline, along with the most important thing: enjoying music as an essential part of life!
Beginner students with interesting in any kind of music can come to piano lessons with Helena. The student will discover how to play piano, how to understand and how to deal with the different music pieces, always looking for the best way to learn and to have fun at the same time!
Music theory lessons
Music theory is essential for people who is starting music: it helps to read it, to listen to it, to coordinate body through different rhythms or to understand harmony, among other things. Besides, student will have fun since he or she will sing, play notes on the piano, do rhythms with hands and feet, and all of this can be very helpful to play any kind of instrument!