Do you want to play piano in a friendly environment, with internationally trained professional musicians and experience the joy of music making?
The piano is regarded as the single most versatile instrument, able to do virtually anything – from singing a tender melody on its strings to harnessing the power of an entire orchestra with its polyphonic capabilities. Some of its distinctive qualities are:
Easy to start, difficult to master – due to the relatively straightforward technique of tone production on the piano, the student is able to plunge into music-making from the start of his lessons, a contrast to most of the other instruments.
The piano is the standard instrument on which musical theory is being taught, thus studying piano ensures not only the advancement of the instrumental skills of the student, but also her overall musical development in other fields like rhythm, ear-training or harmony.
Developing both hemispheres of the brain – The piano is one of the very few instruments that use both hands equally and independently from each other. This ensures a balance in both of the brain's hemispheres, a problem rarely addressed by other activities.
By consequence, the piano is most suited for children with special needs (conditions like dyslexia and autism) as our experience with such cases shows a consistent degree of improvement.
We are high-level professionals with long experience in teaching piano and theory to students in English, French, Bulgarian or German; we will make sure that you and/or your child get the best musical training in the calm and friendly environment of a private lesson;
We focus on having an individual approach to every student, tailoring the curriculum according to her needs, preferences and study load;
Teaching how to learn – combining the traditional with the latest teaching methods, students will be involved in understanding the actual learning process;
Organizing student concerts twice a year, we encourage every student to participate in them by playing the pieces that he has learned during the year;
Flexible timetables with the possibility of lessons at your home;
Offering professional advice for practical matters such as piano maintenance, logistics or choosing the right instrument for you;
From this year on, students will have the opportunity of complimenting their piano lessons with ones of theory that will combine various activities essential to music making and piano playing in a fun and engaging way.
While the word “theory” has a certain intellectual load, it is important to note that music theory is unlike any other theory in that it is very practical. In this class, with activities ranging from rhythm, reading, writing of music or singing to harmony, the overall benefits of music are maximized. The study of theory has an overwhelmingly positive impact on the piano lessons.
The duration of a standard lesson is 40 minutes, with the possibility of doing a half-lesson (20 min.) or an extended lesson (60 min.).
Pricing may vary according to the place and type of the lesson, the standard price being 40 levs (20 euro) per lesson. Bank transfers are accepted as monthly payments only.
Students are required to bring their own music notebook on the lessons ( e.g. the ones sold in the major supermarkets in the city).
Since Antiquity music is an essential part of every study curriculum for it addresses the skill of balancing “thinking” and “doing” , or rational knowledge and its practical application.
Not even mentioning the unadulterated joy one experiences trough music-making (likened in a recent neurological study to “fireworks exploding in the brain”) there are myriads of reasons to study music:
Increased intelligence – in scientific studies playing music regularly is not only linked to higher IQ results but to a larger capacity of information-processing and the ability of finding connections between diverse subjects.
Stronger social skills – the student gets used to problem-solving in a friendly environment, gaining self-confidence in communicating and in tackling future creative challenges. Moreover, music is commonly dubbed “the art of expressing emotions”…
It cultivates an open approach to experimenting and making discoveries by the constant involvement of the student in the musical activities, an integral part of developing his personality .
Emotional well-being – a well pronounced sense of emotional release is experienced by advanced students, effectively reducing the risk of “emotional blocks”.
Some of history's most prominent figures were themselves able musicians, like Albert Einstein or Benjamin Franklin…
Art center “Orange Factory”,
Liditse street 16, Sofia 1111, Bulgaria
Angela Tosheva – piano
mobile : 00359 887 415 539
Ivan Kerekovsky – piano and theory
mobile : 00359 888 022 488
Michail Goleminov – piano & composition
mobile : 00359 885 956 926