HeliStudio, een muzikalerevolutie in de Spillemansstraat!
Wie de geschiedenis van de Baltische staten een beetje kent, heeft vast al wel eens van de Zingende Revolutie gehoord. Voor Estland, Letland en Litouwen is dit een voorbeeld hoe muziek kracht en moed aan mensen kan geven.
Heli Jakobson en Triin Tamm hebben deze bijzondere jaren beleefd als jonge kinderen en hebben hierdoor geleerd hoe muziek je kan helpen om je eigen weg te vinden in het leven
About last night: Open Door Concert @ Helistudio. Finally a heartwarming get together playing for live audience. Instead of calm and mindful pianolessons, finally there was more adrenaline and excitement in the air! Jana Gilis @wearethereckless caught all those beautiful moments with her camera. Learning piano is not easy, but it’s very rewarding and for some of us it becomes a life-long journey.
Music is vitamin M.
I sincerely hope this is the biggest take-away for every student from each lesson and for every one in the audience after one of Helistudio student recitals.
Thank you all for a very special afternoon. It was worth waiting for during all those long and silent months…
Hier zijn Julie @liesbethbeirinckx , Aimée @sannevanlooy en Lux @luxashley_ 3 geweldige La Pianista’s die morgen @ Helistudio opendeurconcert spelen. Welkom tussen 14-15 uur @ Helistudio, Spillemansstraat 1 in Borgerhout! 👋 🎹🎶
Helistudio Open Door Concert is coming up @ saturday 11/9 at 14:00! It’s one of those special occasions to come and take a look inside our pianostudio. We’ll offer you some vitamine M - live music! And Jeroen @velogelato comes to our doorstep with best ice cream in town!
See you on saturday! 👋🎹🎶🍦
Evening hours @helistudio_be are very special. Lessons with kids consist of high energy and lots of discoveries. Starting piano lessons as adults, we literally dedicate our selves to something new. The will power to learn is much bigger and the process of practicing very different. I think music is the best mirror of who we are - the blind spots we try to hide come to surface. The best piano lessons are often the ones which students actually want to cancel, because they feel ‘i haven’t practiced enough’ but then they just show up and we cross this difficult moment over together.
And then come lessons where your hard work is rewarded - those special soulful moments when it all comes together. It has very little to do with me as a teacher, but very much with your dedication practicing through every learning curve.
Sarah’s @sarah_faict lesson yesterday was one of those special moments.
Mia @mia.et.moi started her 4th piano-year yesterday with lesson book nr.5 and finally it’s also in her favourite color: red! 💃❤️ Her previous lesson book was 💚so i stay kind of behind now because i don’t have anything red in my wardrobe! 😉
Sometimes #girlsjustwannahavefun and it’s all good! 🎹🎶💃🙃
New school year has started and we’re getting ready for Helistudio Open Door Concert next weekend 11/9 at 14:00.
Playing together with Lux @luxashley_ is my favourite ‘we-time’ and Maximilian’s Masterplan @pieterdegraafmusic is literally a masterpiece.
Helistudio version is on 2 piano’s because Lux & i both love this piece equally much 🙂
My new 🎹 single “Road to Spilleman” is out today @spotify ! 👋
I didn’t follow the advice to edit this recording shorter. We can’t edit our lives down to good parts only, right? So this is also the story of my piano solo piece “Road to Spilleman” - it’s longer than usual and remains kind of a work in progress because this piece has no clear ending. I’m sharing my first improvisation…very vulnerable stuff, but i realised life is also nothing more or less than a constant improvisation - every day we’re juggling between the positive and negative… this thought gave me the last drop of courage to share this very personal piano piece.
Thank you for listening and sharing🙏
Artwork for this piano piece is made by Miss Creativity @ Spillemansstraat - Jana Gilis @wearethereckless 🙏
Recording is made in Helistudio with Patrick Peeters @boxabeat . 🙏
Looking forward to play a house concert for you @ Spilleman very soon! 🎹👋
Today Estonia 🇪🇪celebrates 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence!
Music has very important role in this process. I guess for me personally experiencing the years of “The Singing Revolution” as a child has inspired me to become the music teacher i am today @helistudio_be
Music goes far beyond ‘the right notes only’ or playing your instrument flawlessly. It is a way to learn about dedication, developing strong will, owning who you are and being proud of yourself. Music helps us to hold on to ourselves and become better inside out.
So, Viva Estonia especially today and Viva Musica always!
Last but not the least: not just great piano playing by la pianista Lux @luxashley_ today, her sneakers made me smile too! 😍🎶🔵⚫️⚪️
Received this heartwarming holiday greeting from Julie @liesbethbeirinckx !
Helistudio piano-kids have sharp eyes to spot pianos everywhere and they play when the conditions are perfect! 😉🎹☀️
#holiday #summertime #pianoplayer #ilovepiano #musicispower #kidsrule #pianoteacherlife #helistudio_be #borgerhout...
Helistudio zomerkamp “Spelen met klank” is op komst van 23-25 augustus! Samen met topjuf Karen @karen_aps kijk ik daar al naar uit!
In plaats van praten gaan we zingen.
We spelen piano en xylofoon.
We genieten en relaxen tijdens het ligconcert “Calmo!”
We tekenen, knutselen en werken aan een show.
Zodat we woensdag klaar staan met de juiste flow!
Muziek is een taal, emotie, het leven.
We zingen en repeteren 3 dagen, zodat we een topconcert kunnen geven!
What does music mean and why should we learn an instrument? After long years teaching piano i can finally bring it down to one word: confidence! Self confidence: through music we find the way back to ourselves. Doing things our own way wholeheartedly. I notice that through music we somehow ‘rise and shine’ with certain ease, in the world outside it might still be a different story… that’s why i often say: playing piano is kind of like speaking with your fingers! After this sentence every student sounds different already.
Long ideas cut short: here’s my kiddo introducing his drumset to his friend earlier today. What i love the most is the spark in his eyes when he tells his friend: “so this is how you do it!”
His proud look and genuine smile in the end is what music is all about: confidence!
And what is confidence? Both mom and teacher in me conclude the same: it’s the feeling ‘i’m happy to be me’!
Camille @camilleronsse knows how to create order and make it all look effortlessly beautiful. Thanks to her talent in organising Helistudio is getting ready for a new school year with much better order in my library.
I can already feel the fresh vibes of a new schoolyear ! 👋
Thomas started his first year in Helistudio 2 months ago. Here’s his own little melody with first notes - groovy stuff! 🎶👌suits very well to start a new piano day with good vibes after seriously exciting football match between 🇧🇪 & 🇵🇹! 😉
De Notenspotters are the youngest music lovers in Helistudio @helistudio_be. This school year along with covid-restrictions the youngest kids have been the lucky ones being able to enjoy the most spotlight through their video concerts.
Yesterday was our 3rd recording with back up from Gerrit @gerritmuylaert on guitar and to cool off from all this hard work Velo Gelato @velogelato came to Helistudio doorstep with the best ice cream there is!
Wonne @wonnevanhoutte will play important audition next week - he gave beautiful example what can happen when a young child stays curious about music - they do grow up with broader look at the world always accompanied by music. Far away in Estonia one of my first piano students graduated from Estonian Music Academy this week. Merilyn is good on the way becoming a new voice in the world of female composers.
All this starts with being young and curious Notenspotter first…
Being a music teacher feels like i’m constantly working in a garden - the seasons stay the same, but the outcome and colours are always different.
Still under the spell of Fallen Angel @tixmusic . Norwegian singer Andreas Haukeland / Tix is very important voice for the youth. As music teacher and mom too, i believe you can never find your own superhero too soon. We all need to discover the invisible superpowers within ourselves. Here’s a small glimpse of Superhero song by De Notenspotters @helistudio_be inspired by @tixmusic . It’s still a work in progress, just sharing 53 seconds of good vibes from my classroom!
The cameraman filming this song is 8y - in Helistudio kids rule the world! 😉