My name is Carla Peña and I come from Barcelona. I have experience teaching cellists of all levels and ages. If you are in The Hague area and you want to learn the cello or improve your playing, you are welcome to do a trial lesson with me! I adapt to the needs and the wishes of the pupil, creating a personal and flexible plan, depending on your time and level. Even though, I am specialized in classical music, I can teach different styles from classical, to jazz, to film music, pop, …
When I teach, apart from teaching the technique of the instrument to my pupils, I also help them to understand and feel the music and be able to perform all their musical ideas in a successful way. I also analyze the student in order to choose which is the best approach in order to motivate him or her.
Since I was a child, music has been an important part of my life. I started learning music when I was 4 years old and cello when at the age of 6. I discovered the love for music and that is what I share with my students.
I studied my Bachelor in Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona, with the professor Amparo Lacruz. Then, I decided to continue my studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the class of Michel Strauss and Jan-Ype Nota.
I play regularly in two chamber music ensembles: Trio Jakob and Azalaïs Quartet.
I believe that in order to develop as a musician, it is very important to share music with other people. That is why I love teaching. I learn from my students as much as they learn from me. During my studies in The Hague, I did a teaching internship in the Royal Conservatory as a part of their Minor in Music Education. Currently I do music lessons to private students and I tought in several Music Schools during my studies in Spain. I have experience teaching face to face and online.
I teach using cello methods books in order to learn the technique in an organized way. I always choose the method that adapts better to the needs of the student. I combine it with nice songs of different styles and, most importantly, cello duos. One of the best ways of learning is by playing with other people, so the last part of the class always consists on playing together and having fun!
I can teach you in English, Spanish, French or Catalan!
I teach respecting all the Co-vid regulations. We always keep at least a 1.5m distance, the student needs to wash his hands before starting the lesson and the room is ventilated before and after the pupil leaves.