Nea-Maria Korpelainen is a Finnish violinist with a rich background in world music. She started her musical studies with classical music playing in several orchestras. However the love towards Irish, Scandinavian and Balkan music drew her in to the professional music studies at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. To Rotterdam Nea-Maria came to study Argentinian tango in which she also graduated with the masters degree in 2018.
As an inspiration to her music, Nea-Maria mentions the meeting point of old music styles and the sounds and rhythms of today. She uses text, voice and violin as her main tools in her projects both in Finland and in the Netherlands.
In the lessons with Nea-Maria the interests of the student are playing the key roll. Nea-Maria believes that the motivation and engagement towards music making are important for playing music. These are a result of finding your own spark in the music in question as well as good communication between the student and the teacher. One should also never forget to have fun while playing!
At School of Music you can follow both violin and mandolin lessons with Nea-Maria.
The violin lessons with Nea-Maria are suitable from 4-years of age on to all the possible age groups. On the lessons you have the possibility to focus on violin technique and instrument specific knowledge but also to enlarge your view in world music and the violin in different styles from classical music to Scandinavian fiddling or Argentinian Tango. Depending on your musical level you will maybe be composing your own music, learn music by ear or perhaps you are interested in playing violin while singing. The main importance is that you are enjoying the playing and the music.
For the trial lessons of 7-8 year olds Nea-Maria has a loan instrument for the student.
Mandolin for beginners
Mandolin is a beautiful instrument used in surprisingly many musical styles. For it is a close relative of violin and guitar it is a nice addition for all violinists and guitarists but also a good instrument to start playing music from scratch. On the beginners mandolin lessons with Nea-Maria you’ll learn the basics of the instrument, some easy tunes and you’ll get a good overview of the music where mandoline is used.