João Ferreira

Gitaarles, Basgitaarles, Muziektheorie, Songwriting, Compositieles


voor cursisten
€ 22,00


Thuisstudio Schedeldoekshaven, Den Haag
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Reviews (6)

Communicatief Vriendelijk Deskundig Enthousiast Inspirerend Coachend Eigentijds Doelgericht Didactisch Geduldig Ervaren Stipt
Absolutely, here's a concise review: I highly recommend Joao as a guitar teacher! His passion for music is infectious, and his patience knows no bounds. Joao's ability to tailor his teaching to suit my individual needs has helped me progress rapidly. He's not just a skilled guitarist but also an excellent teacher who breaks down complex techniques effortlessly. Every lesson with Joao is engaging and leaves me feeling motivated to practice. If you're looking for a dedicated and talented guitar teacher, Joao is the one!

Bruno Na 11 weken les

Communicatief Vriendelijk Deskundig Enthousiast Inspirerend Coachend Ervaren Geduldig
Ik heb een paar lessen gehad , helaas een pees gescheurd in mijn ringvinger links waardoor gitaar spelen nu niet mogelijk is maar ik kan niet wachten om weer te beginnen als het geheeld is alleen kan dit nog wel lang duren. João is heel relaxed en zeer gepassioneerd in het geven van les naar mijn idee.

Pascal Na 3 weken les

Communicatief Vriendelijk Deskundig Enthousiast Inspirerend Coachend Ervaren Geduldig
Het was erg leuk om deze les gehad te hebben. João kwam ook zeer geduldig over. Hij is makkelijk in omgang. Vertelt duidelijk en begrijpelijk waarom iets op een bepaalde manier gedaan kan/moet worden en laat ook horen wat het verschil tussen de manieren. Ik was behoorlijk nerveus maar dat was niet nodig geweest. Ik vond het een geslaagde en leuke les. De volgende afspraak is gepland

Pascal Na 1 week les

Deskundig Vriendelijk Enthousiast Ervaren Doelgericht Communicatief
everything was perfect, he’s incredibly good! i am surprised by how fast i learned to play the song. definitely coming back :)

noor Na 1 week les

Vriendelijk Doelgericht Inspirerend
Joao is an expert guitar teacher. I've learned a great deal after only a short time. An incredibly talented guitarist, he knows a great deal about music theory as well. I'd highly recommend Joao to anyone wanting to move their musicianship forward.


Vriendelijk Didactisch Coachend
João is a quality instructor who knows his stuff. He does an excellent job of setting homework assignments that match what I want to learn and that extend my abilities. I'm usually nervous just before my lessons hoping that the practice I've done is enough. I know he is helping me get better at guitar. Great guide, instructor and teacher. Very much appreciated, highly recommended.


João Ferreira JF
Vriendelijk Communicatief Deskundig
Den Haag
en 1 andere locatie
€ 22,00
per 30 min.
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João Ferreira - Guitar, Bass and music lessons

My name is João Ferreira and I come from Portugal. I’m based in Den Haag. I’m a professional musician since 2002 and a music/guitar teacher since 2005, I’ve played with many bands and artists and I’ve had hundreds of students over all these years.

Hallo. Ik heet João Ferreira. Ik ben een Portugees woonachtig in Den Haag. Ik ben een gitarist en een muziek en gitaarleraar.

Ik ben in 2005 begonnen met lesgeven. Door de jaren heen heb ik veel studenten gehad, waaronder veel kinderen.Vanuit mijn ervaring met kinderen denk ik dat de beste leeftijd om te beginnen met gitaarspelen ongeveer 6 jaar is.Op dit moment is mijn Nederlands niveau A2, dus ik begin langzaamaan les te geven in deze taal. 

Ik kan een instrument ter beschikking stellen voor de proefles. I can provide an instrument for the trial lesson.


I started playing guitar in 1993, my father listened to a lot of music and I was always fascinated by it. From the time I started to play my life has been only about music. I loved Nirvana and all the rock bands, played their songs for hours. When I was 18 I joined a Jazz school and that changed everything, started improvising and learning new harmonic concepts. I am a bachelor in Jazz and Modern Music for the Lusíada University in Lisbon, there I got two distinctions: Universidade Lusíada Merit Award Scholarship (2012-2014) and Universidade Lusíada Merit Award for Best Jazz and Modern Music Finalist (2014).  What I do today is a mix between all these influences and languages. This is exactly what I share with my students, first the passion for music and then the tools and skills needed to be a part of this wonderful world of playing an instrument. Show them the language, the words and help them build their own voice.

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Guitar for beginners. This is the course where you learn the basic guitar skills. I teach electric, classical and acoustic (folk, flatpicking) guitars, you can learn a mix of these similar yet very specific techniques or focus on the one of your preference. In electric and acoustic guitars the first challenges are pick control, hand coordination and left hand positions (and shifting them). With classical guitar the goal will be using the right hand fingers independently, including the thumb for the bass notes and the left hand will have similar challenges to the other guitars. In classical guitar we will be playing polyphonic pieces (several voices) more often, in electric we’ll focus on chords, riffs and solos and with the acoustic we’ll play also chords with different strumming patterns, melodies, solos and lots of flatpicking exercises.

Intermediate to advanced levels. If you want to take your guitar playing more seriously, this is the course for you. After having some control over the basic guitar techniques you may want to take it a little further, improvising, building your own chord progressions and solos and having a next level technique to improve your playing. In Guitar 2 we’ll work with scales, arpeggios, improvising, different picking techniques, more sophisticated harmonies, new chord voicings and tips to play in a group context. We will play blues, jazz and more advanced rock solos and riffs to help you build a strong and confident musical language.

One of the things I’ve been doing over the years is helping candidates to University music courses to get ready for their admission exams and getting the skills needed to begin this new step of their lives successfully. That’s something I really like to do.

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Theory / Harmony

If guitar doesn’t interest you but you are curious about theory or harmony I can still help you. Over the years I’ve developed a very big interest in harmony and composition. I’ve spent a lot of time studying harmony and this is a subject I really like to help students with. Understanding and analysing musical pieces, developing your own concepts for your compositions and learning the mechanics behind them. Creating is the ultimate artistic expression but understanding what’s been done before is also very important in developing your own work.

This is also for you if you need help with basic music theory, wether you want to learn it or you have been facing difficulties during your music lessons at school. Ear training and solfeggio are also some of the topics we’ll talk about.

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Bass Guitar for Beginners

I also teach bass guitar for beginners. In these lessons you will learn pizzicato technique, pick technique, how to play bass parts from popular songs, how to create your own bass lines and how to make them fit the groove and the harmony of the song.