Hallo, ik ben Massimiliano, een muzikant en componist gevestigd in Rotterdam. Ik kan Klarinet, Saxofoon en Gitaar spelen en les geven. Ik kan een beetje Nederlands praten maar ik versta alles. Dus, als je geduld hebt, kunnen we Nederlands spreken tijdens de les!!
Hello everyone! I’m Massimiliano a musician and composer from Italy, currently living in Rotterdam. I play and teach professionally clarinet , saxophone and guitar. I can teach both in English, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
Why The Clarinet/Bass Clarinet?
I actually started playing music on the Guitar when I was 13 years old. The Clarinet came into my life later, around 18 when I started listening to Jazz music. One day I entered one room in the Conservatory and heard for the first time a Bass Clarinet, from that day I was in love with this instrument and I started practicing up to 5 or 6 hours every day. In three years I graduated in Siena Jazz University (that is the most prestigious school of jazz in Italy) and since then I make my living out of playing this beautiful instrument. I will be forever grateful to the Clarinet and I want to share the love for this instrument as much as I can. This is why I love to teach.
With me you can go from the basics of the instrument (Sound, Embrochure, technical exercises, Classical Music excerpts) to a deeper knowledge in the field of Jazz, Pop and world music. Even Rock if you want.
The Clarinet is I believe one of the most versatile and underrated instruments, if you would ask me when I was 15 years old about playing the Clarinet, I would have said that its a boring instrument and that I would never play it. This is Exactly the reason I want to teach and show the power of this Instrument to the younger generations.
The Guitar was my first love, I started playing at the age of 13 and even if It is not my main instrument, I still enjoy a lot playing the guitar. The beauty of the guitar is that its such a versatile instrument, you can play literally every genre of music on it. In my course we will go through the basics of the Guitar, from the most common chord progression so you can finally accompany your friends when they want to sing at the beach, to scales and arpeggios and even rock guitar solos (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple etc). I can explain you the theory behind all this music, and trust me it’s easier than it sounds!
Coming from the Clarinet , I can also play a little bit of Saxophone. This beautiful instrument can enchant you with his warm tone. In my course we will look at the basics of sound, technique and articulation and we will learn some simple melodies and famous songs from the history of Jazz.
Spare Instrument for the First Class:
If you want to have a tryout class in any of the instruments above and you don’t have your own instrument, Don’t worry! I have a spare one for you to try and then decide what to do.