Pianoakademien



Piano lessons for children, young people and adults

During my time as a student at Gothenburg Academy of Music (Musikhögskolan) I nourished the idea of managing my very own piano school in the area of Gothenburg, and by spring 2004 I had my own business up and running. In the beginning I worked mainly with tuition for children and young people but since then courses for adults have been developed as well as further education for people working professionally with music.

My goal is to develop a creative attitude towards music whether it is a simple blues or a Beethoven sonata. The lessons aim to give a good foundation for those with music mainly as a hobby but also to prepare and inspire for higher musical education.

All lessons are carried out on a one-to-one basis creating maximum possibilities to meet both the individual's wishes and abilities.

Looking forward to your application!

Helen Sällfors
Pianist and piano teacher

Member of the European Piano Teachers Association.


About Helen

Helen Sällfors has been working as a concert pianist on a freelance basis since she earned her soloist degree at the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg in 2001. Helen performs as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, and she has made her mark in pieces such as Grieg's piano concerto. At the university Helen studied under professor Mats Widlund and attended master classes held by professor Hans Leygraf, Liisa Pohjola and others. She was also tutored by Hamish Milne in London.

Helen is eager to create new venues for classical music. She was the pianist and the artistic producer for a series of concerts, "Musik på Högskolan" ("Music at College"), that ran for four terms, and she has been working closely with colleges and universities for many years. In the summer of 2005, Helen performed at Festspelen in Piteå. On the international scene, she has performed in countries such as Holland, Finland and France.

Helen is also a trained music teacher and runs the Gothenburg based Pianoakademien, where she gives lessons.



Beginners courses for children

Proficiency, creativity and the joy of piano playing are key words in the lessons. Emphasis is on developing note reading skills and elements of music by ear. Classes are based around an educational material for piano.

Theory is included.


Continuation and Advanced courses

Specialization in classical or accompaniment piano. Emphasis is put upon developing


Beginners courses are carried out on a Schimmel piano whilst the Advanced courses are given on a Yamaha grand piano. Lessons are given in Swedish or English.


Role studies and coaching for singers and instrumentalists

For more information contact: info@pianoakademien.se.





Contact

For further information about courses and the piano tuition, please contact Pianoakademien by e-mail or by phone +46 (0)705 182001



Directions

Pianoakademien is located in Mölnlycke, just east of Gothenburg. It takes about 10 minutes to go by car from Korsvägen.

With public transport from Gothenburg: Take the Green Express bus line towards Mölnlycke Nysäter, stop Sommarhemsvägen. For detailed directions, please contact Pianoakademien by e-mail



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