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Online piano lessons

I have been working as a piano teacher for 15 years and have lectured at various music schools, academies and institutions in Düsseldorf, Cologne and Nuremberg, teaching people from all age groups and levels of competence. Offering online piano lessons for several years proofed to be very productive and practical.

I design my online piano lessons entirely according to the wishes of my students and offer flexibility in terms of time so that together we can find the path between fun and effective learning progress.

Since I have had many different piano teachers myself, I am aware of how important it is that teacher and student fit well together. We can find out together whether I am the right teacher.

Jazz Klavierunterricht in Düsseldorf bei Jonathan Hofmeister

Contents of the online piano lessons

I offer my piano course for

  • Students aged 12 and over
  • Main interest in jazz, classical or rock/pop piano
  • Beginner to professional

beginner

I really enjoy teaching you how to play the piano from scratch. Depending on what you like more musically, you can later decide for yourself whether you want to develop more towards improvisation and jazz or towards rock/pop and classical music.

returnees

Many of my students have completed basic classical training and are continuing with me because they would like to build on their skills and deepen their knowledge. If that’s the case for you too, then you’ve come to exactly the right place! I will not only teach you chords and scales, but also introduce you to the spirit of music.

professional

If you have been playing the piano for a few years and are looking for fresh inspiration: together we will analyze your timing and phrasing and work on your presence to give your playing even more expression. I will show you the most beautiful and important compositions. We will also analyze interpretations of great pianists.

In my teaching I focus on the following aspects

Notenlesen

Reading music is key to understanding the visual language of music. It begins with identifying notes on the sheet music and their relationship to pitch. Recognizing rhythms and time signatures allows for accurate timing.

Rhythmik

Mastering independent rhythm in both hands is particularly important in the diverse context of jazz and funk. I will show you how you can add this remarkable skill to your repertoire effectively and quickly through targeted practice.

Technik

We cover aspects such as finger movements, hand position, striking techniques and the coordination of both hands. Good piano technique allows you to play precisely and expressively, both in fast passages and slow pieces.

harmony theory

Learning harmony involves exploring chord structures and progressions as these define the characteristic sound of music. This includes an understanding of basic chords such as major, minor and dominant seventh chords, as well as discovering advanced variations with sixths, ninths and elevenths.

composition

The art of composing opens up the space to create your own musical stories, which begins with dealing with melodies, harmonies and rhythms in order to lay the foundations. Exploring musical structures like verses and choruses leads to more complex arrangements.

ear training

The development of ear training focuses on the fine recognition of timbres, intervals and pitches, which sharpens musical hearing. Recognizing more advanced harmonies and melodies is practiced step by step in order to achieve a deeper understanding of musical structures.

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voicings

To learn jazz / rock / pop voicings on the piano, we start with the basic chords such as major, minor and dominant seventh chords, which are later expanded to include chords with sixths, ninths and eleventh tones for a richer sound and so every genre can be covered.

improvisation

You start with the blues scale and get to know various other scales. We will work together on your timing, your sense of form and how you can bring more expression into your playing. An important aspect is to find a balance between playing from your gut and integrating new knowledge from lessons.

band play

Learning to play in a band focuses on interaction within a musical group. It starts with understanding the respective roles and instruments. Developing communication skills and listening skills are crucial to operating harmoniously.

If you are interested, I also cover specific topics such as:
Synthesizers, DAW with midi keyboards, producing etc.

For this purpose, I offer project-based online piano lessons upon request, in which we can only work together for the duration of a topic.

You can find an insight into my work as a pianist here.

Prices for online piano lessons

60 min10 x 60 min45 min10 x 45 min
normal80,00 € *750,00 €65,00 €600,00 €
reduced price70,00 €650,00 €58,00 €530,00 €

*These prices are based on the current fee standards of the German Music Artists Association DTKV. Fees from self-employed musicians that are lower than the minimum recommended by the DTKV lead to price dumping and endanger their long-term professional existence.

You can register for lessons directly on my homepage and pay in the shop. There is currently a 5% discount on the lesson price.

For online piano lessons you need either a laptop or a smartphone as well as a piano or keyboard (I also give online keyboard lessons). This takes place via Zoom, Skype, Webex, WhatsApp etc. We find the best and easiest way for us to communicate online in order to enjoy smooth lessons.

So we both benefit from location-independent lessons and have maximum flexibility. It doesn’t matter whether you’re learning piano at home or traveling.

I only bill for the lessons actually taught, unless they are canceled on the day of the lesson.

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