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Volgende week zaterdag 11/12 spelen Helistudio pianisten weer in De Theatergarage @theatergarage Het is best lang geleden geweest, dus extra druppel motivatie is zeker welkom. Julie @liesbethbeirinckx heeft gisteren haar 3 toverzinnetjes gedeeld.
Must see voor iedereen!
Zulke bijzondere lesmomenten gebeuren niet elke dag.
Nieuwe mantra @helistudio_be tegen volgende week zaterdag is: “Ik kan het, ik durf het, ik doe het!”
Dankje, Julie!
🙏

#wijzewoorden #podiumangstoverwinnen #speakyourtruth #pianolessons #kidsrule #musicislife #powerwithin #helistudio_be #borgerhout
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What do we really learn in the piano lesson?

We discover the world behind the notes: we learn to listen and to connect, to go slightly forward in tempo or to hold back, to accelerate or to slow down. Music is not about hitting the right notes only, it’s more about listening to the space in between. I’m always happy when i reach to this magical stage in the piano lesson. First it takes few years of ‘getting the notes right’ and then suddenly piano playing becomes the world of listening and feeling the invisible space between the notes. Music is written down in notes, but the beauty of it is not always visible in the score, it’s more how and what we hear behind the notes. Once you discover the power of listening to this ‘invisible space’ behind every note, every piece you play becomes special.

Francesca De Proost is the leading lady in my piano class these days - not just because of practicing consistently but especially for her patience and curiosity of listening so well to the space between the notes.

“The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress” beautifully played by Francesca! 🙏

#proudofmystudents #listeningskills #thespacebetween #practicemakesprogress #pianolessons #inspiredbyyou #pianoteaching #helistudio_be #borgerhout #thisisantwerp
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Another beautiful shadow art moment to share from the piano lessons. Manou @manou_vd was playing and suddenly reflection of the entrance door appeared on Feurich piano.
This moment made me think of the words by Rumi:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

Music is a way to be able to visit this special field Rumi talks about.

Keep up your piano practice!Good things happen to those who are dedicated.

#shadowart #inthemoment #iseeyou #vulnerabilityisstrength #musicislife #rumiquotes #pianolessons #practicemakesprogress #helistudio_be #happyatspilleman #borgerhout #thisisantwerp
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Welcome to Helistudio kitchen: countdown to Christmas has started together with La Pianista Mia @mia.et.moi!
For piano teachers there are 10 months that we work on general repertory and then from 2nd week of November everything turns gradually into “Jingle Bells mode” 😉
This year Xmas tunes in Helistudio start with Mia learning The First Noelle.

#christmaspreparations #newbeginnings #pianolessons #practicemakesprogress #dowhatyoulove #becurious #helistudio_be #borgerhout #thisisantwerp
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Often the students have no idea how much unexpected beauty happens around them parallel to their own piano playing.

In the world of psychology we talk about the shadow self as something dark and weak about ourselves. I often think about it when i see “shadow works” happening in my classroom… These are those special moments early in the morning when you do your best and the sun says simply YES! 🌤
Love it!

#shadowwork #shadowart #earlymornings #goodvibes #pianolessons #dowhatyoulove #musicislife #musicbringspeopletogether #helistudio_be #borgerhout #thisisantwerp
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Learning piano is a very serious thing to do, so the moment you feel that all your hard work starts to sound like a melody simply smile and be happy - good stuff happens when you practice 🎹 every day!
Well done, Thomas! 💯👍

#practicemakesprogress #pianoplayer #stepbystep #dowhatyoulove #pianolessons #pianoteaching #helistudio_be #borgerhout #thisisantwerp
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Het is altijd handig als je een regenlied kent die mooi en melodisch klinkt, zo door te regen te wandelen is wel te doen! Luister naar De Notenspotters! 💯

Song about rainy day by De Notenspotters @ Helistudio! ☔️😌🌤

#muziekles #groepslessen #samenvrolijk #musiclessons #songabout #rainyday #kidssinging #dowhatmakesyouhappy #musicislife #musicbringspeopletogether #thisisantwerp #helistudio_be #borgerhout
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Good piano pieces don’t only sound great, but sometimes they have intriguing titles also like “A Minor Story” by Pieter De Graaf @pieterdegraafmusic
Is it about being inspired by a-minor key or just a minor story? Don’t know…

What i do find out with every student over and over again, is that few bars in the end of the 2nd and in the beginning of 3rd page of this piece ask MAJOR amount of time to practice! These days Elena is this fierce person @de.kunstfabriek who tries to get through few tricky bars.

Take a moment to realise that the process of learning a new piece is also a way to work on how to be patient and simply more present in life. Every moment matters. Learning piano (or any other instrument) always teaches us more than just new melodies.

Thank you for the beautiful puzzle @pieterdegraafmusic!

#practiceisprogress #pianolessons #learnpiano #challengeyourself #dowhatyoulove #musicislife #bepresentinthemoment #helistudio_be #borgerhout #dekunstfabriek
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Whatever you do, play some Bach first! It clears your mind faster than a walk in the park 🙂

I’m always happy when i suggest Bach to my students and they take on the challenge. It’s a true experience of ‘attraversiamo’ - there’s piano playing before and after your first Bach - we discover completely new and different side of music making.
Ayla @ayla_zargar, so proud of you! 🙏

#proudofmystudents #practicemakesprogress #bach #classicalmusic #attraversiamo #pianolessons #helistudio_be #borgerhout #thisisantwerp
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Zondag gevoel in Helistudio begon deze week al op woensdag door De Notenspotters! Zalige kids die van les tot les bezig zijn met hun eigen “concerto”.

Ella Fitzgerald said: The only thing better than singing, is more singing!
So, this is what Notenspotters do @helistudio_be !

#muziekles #groepsles #happykids #samenzingen #desterrenvanmorgen #goodvibes #helistudio_be #borgerhout #thisisantwerp
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Inspiring start of the day: the best of KU Leuven playing Bach and Chopin @ Helistudio. Bram is teaching psychology and Tomas architecture - two inspiring and also very musically minded people.

#goodvibes #inspired #pianotime #pianoplayer #pianolessons #kuleuven #musicbringspeopletogether #borgerhout #helistudio_be
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De Notenspotters zijn er weer! Nieuwe nieuwsgierige gezichten en kleine stemmen die binnenkort van les tot les luider zullen klinken. Ook voor mezelf een hele nieuwe begin samen met deze helden van morgen!

De Notenspotters @ Helistudio zijn letterlijk een voorbeeld van het idee “there’s no way to happiness - happiness is the way”.

In plaats van te wachten tot eerste grote succes, deel ik hier onze prille nieuwe begin.

👋🎶💙

#nieuwbegin #muziekles #zingen #muziekinitiatie #groepsles #trotsopjou #kleinenstoer #helistudio_be #borgerhout #happyatspilleman
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My favourite place to be and constant work in progress.
Another piano day is about to begin. Taking in the silence first.

💙🎹🎶🎶

#earlymornings #shadowsandlight #soundsofsilence #silencespeaks #hereandnow #soulful_moments #believetoachieve #mywayoflife #helistudio_be #happyatspilleman #borgerhout
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Boss, bossier, bossiest figure in Helistudio is Queen Neboela. Why? Well… Notenspotters will return next week and i’m working on translating Estonian children’s song about a dog called Muki. It’s a challenging mix for Queen Neboela - to meditate here in her personal piano chair and hear a song about some dog as background music 🙂

#lifeasweknowit #mastercoach #musiclessons #practicemakesprogress #goodcompany #catsrule #helistudio_be #borgerhout
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When your kid follows piano lessons, then 30 minutes later you get lots of new music in return! 🎶

Here’s Lou playing for her grandmom in the end of her piano lesson. 😍

#pianolessons #pianoplayer #pianopractice #practicemakesprogress #musicislife #listentomenow #hearttoheart #soulful_moments #helistudio_be #borgerhout #antwerpen
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