News from Music School Diemen

News from Music School Diemen2024-06-12T12:57:46+00:00

Bandcoaching

Creating music by yourself is a joy, but joining forces to experience the rhythm and becoming part of something larger makes the music come alive. During our weekly rehearsals, we dive into perfecting our sound, attitude, arrangements, and, most

19 June 2024|

DJ Sico Vox

From Amsterdam club life to his own summer tour in Spain to the largest Dutch festivals: Sico Vox was there! With his nasty beats and energetic act, he leaves no dance floor unmoved. When Sico is not behind the turntables,

19 June 2024|

DJ-lessons

1, 2, 3, 4! The music is pumping up, a new beat flows into the music. How much fun is it to make sure the music doesn't stop and songs flow smoothly into each other? With a DJ set, you

18 June 2024|

ukelele

The ukulele is a string instrument belonging to the plucked lute family, subdivided into the guitar family. A ukulele generally has four nylon strings. The tuning is related to that of the guitar; the ratios are the same as the

17 June 2024|

cello

The cello The violoncello, also called cello for short, is actually a bass violin in a standing position. The instrument is so large that it can no longer be held under the chin: it is placed between the knees, with

17 June 2024|

harp

The harp is a string instrument, in which the strings are usually made to vibrate with the fingers. The harp is constructed like a figure 7, consisting of an elongated sound box and a straight or arched neck, between which

17 June 2024|

recorder

Recorder The recorder sounds very nice and it is an instrument that you can quickly get good results from. Playing this instrument can also be very satisfying, as you can go in many different directions with it. Recorder lessons The

17 June 2024|

violin

The violin is the highest sounding string instrument, and has four strings. There is also a viola; this is a little bit bigger than the violin and it sounds a little lower, you also hold it under your chin. We

17 June 2024|

Yocanto choir

Are you between 8 and 18 years old and do you have a passion for singing? Then Yocanto is the choir for you! What makes Yocanto unique? Theatrical Approach: Yocanto is not just about singing, but also about the

17 June 2024|

Guitar Ensemble

With the guitar ensemble led by Mieke Kooij you get the chance to play your guitar with others. In the ensemble lessons you will of course work on playing together, but also on presentation, sound and different styles of

17 June 2024|

Instrument Safari: Find Your Musical Match!

In this 16-part discover your instrument lesson series for children from groups 3 and 4, Kim Schimmel introduces you to the different types of instruments that are taught at Muziekschool Diemen. The teachers from Muziekschool Diemen will come by to

29 May 2024|

guitar

The guitar lessons are designed so that everyone can learn to play the guitar at their own pace. Children from the age of 6 can start taking guitar lessons. The lessons are private or in groups of 2 or 3.

29 May 2024|

electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that usually does not have a sound box but provides volume through an amplifier with a speaker. The vibrations of the steel strings are picked up by electromagnetic sensors (elements) consisting of magnets and

29 May 2024|

bass guitar

The bass guitar is a stringed instrument (usually four-string) used in many forms of modern non-classical music. The tuning is standard ’E – ‘A – D – G; like a double bass and similar to the lowest four strings of a guitar, but an octave lower.

29 May 2024|

percussion

Can't you sit still with your hands and feet? Do you like tapping on everything? Then you are definitely someone who wants to play percussion or drums. You can play percussion on various instruments including drums, but also djembe, cajon,

23 May 2024|

drums

Can't you sit still with your hands and feet? Do you like tapping on everything? Then drumming is for you! When learning to play the drums, you use all limbs. So you have to learn to move your hands and

23 May 2024|

singing

The voice is a special instrument, unlike all other instruments, the voice has been in use for a lifetime. The way one speaks and sings and the shape of the inside of the face in which the voice resonates and

23 May 2024|

Percussion Ensemble

The percussion ensemble was created because percussion and drum teacher Maarten Rongen wanted to present all percussion students as one large group during his annual recital evening. Maarten finds playing together - in addition to the individual lessons -

23 May 2024|

keyboard

The term Keyboard typically refers to a keyboard instrument that not only produces various sounds but also includes an accompaniment system on board that is controlled via chords. These ‘arranger keyboards’ provide the possibility of using automatic accompaniment in various

21 May 2024|

flute

The flute, as the name suggests, is played by blowing across the lips; the airflow from the mouth is perpendicular to the instrument’s bore. The smaller and higher-pitched version is called the piccolo, while larger versions include the alto flute

21 May 2024|

clarinet

The clarinet consists of a more or less cylindrical hollow tube with holes, some of which are covered by the fingers, and others with a key. The holes covered by the fingers often have a ring (called a “bril”), which

21 May 2024|

tuba/french horn

The tuba is the name for several brass wind instruments in the bass register. Instruments classified under the tuba family include the euphonium (sometimes called a tenor tuba) and the (bass) tubas (tuned in F, E♭, C, or B♭). In

21 May 2024|

String Ensemble

Discover the Harmony of Strings with the String Ensemble, a vibrant community of music enthusiasts brought to life in 2020 by the talented violinist and teacher, Gabrielle Butler. Our ensemble is a tapestry of violin

20 May 2024|

piano

The piano: A symphony of versatility! It’s the Swiss Army knife of instruments, fitting into nearly every music genre with ease, be it a soulful solo or as the backbone of accompaniment. From grand to upright, from acoustic to electric,

17 May 2024|

Kim White

After completing her studies with Maarten Veeze at the Alkmaar Conservatory, Kim worked as a freelance violinist for several years, specializing in early music. She studied baroque violin and viola with Francois Fernandez and Sophie Gent, and attended masterclasses with

17 May 2024|

Kim Schimmel

Kim Schimmel graduated in 2016 graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with a degree in Music Teaching. She has been teaching students for ten years, mostly between the ages of 4 and 12. She says herself: "Conveying my

17 May 2024|

Mariavi Molina

Mariavi Molina (1994 Málaga, Spain) is a pianist described as 'a unique musical personality with a colorful and moving sound'. She started playing the piano when she was 5 years old. She completed her bachelor's degree in classical music in

17 May 2024|

Serge Makarchev

Serge Makarchev is a versatile musician and music teacher. He has his roots in Russia, where he mastered piano, clarinet and saxophone. At the age of twenty he obtained his diploma in classical clarinet. He then graduated in jazz saxophone

17 May 2024|

Mkhitar Ghazaryan

Mkhitar Ghazaryan is a classical pianist and composer. As a graduate in classical piano, he has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in composition, improvisation, ear training, pop, and jazz over the years. He loves teaching and enjoys working with all

17 May 2024|

Els Hermanides

Els Hermanides is responsible for offering music education at several primary schools within Diemen; at Octopus, Het Atelier, De Kersenboom, and Noorderbreedte, she provides project-based music lessons, and as a ‘Meer Met Muziek’ teacher, she has been the specialist music

17 May 2024|

Hugo Zuiker

My name is Hugo Zuiker, I graduated as a bass player from the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2020. I am the bassist for la loye and Sam & Julia, among others, I am a serving musician but I always look to

17 May 2024|

Dennis van der Wijk

Within the framework of ‘Meer met Muziek’ for Music School Diemen, Dennis provides music lessons at the Noorderbreedte primary school. He teaches music to all groups, with a strong emphasis on singing. The children’s enthusiasm inspires him to continually elevate

17 May 2024|

Bence Huszar

I am a cellist of Hungarian descent, a descendant from a distinguished family of musicians. I began studying the cello at the age of six and have since dedicated myself to the instrument. Over the years, I have studied with

17 May 2024|

Mieke Kooij

Mieke Kooij studied classical guitar at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam (SCA) under Lex Eisenhardt and attended masterclasses with Roberto Aussel, Pavel Steidl, Carlo Domeniconi, Stefan Hackl, and Alvaro Pierri. She forms a vocal-guitar duo with mezzo-soprano Eveline Juten, specializing

17 May 2024|

Alice Allegri Rodríguez

Alice began playing the flute at the age of eight at the local music school in her village in Málaga, Spain. After winning several awards in Spain, she moved to Amsterdam to begin her undergraduate studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory

17 May 2024|

Anna Kramer

Anna B. Kramer was born in Zurich. She first studied at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri and then studied theater with Roy Bosier, Stephan Teuwissen and Paul Lohr of the Theater Academy in Zurich. M.Yemen Dzakis and Gabriela Fritschi took care

17 May 2024|

Juan Sebastián Blanco

After starting his musical studies at an early age, and giving concerts since his 4 years old, Juan Blanco has worked with music and sound his whole life, with an emphazise in classical music, theory and Harp performance. After debuting

17 May 2024|

Maarten Rongen

Maarten Rongen studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Jan Pustjens (solo percussionist) and Jan Labordus (solo timpanist) of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and for drums with Ton Rooyers. During his percussion studies, he attended various masterclasses and workshops for marimba

17 May 2024|

Judith Sijp

Judith Sijp studied cello, vocals, and school music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and has completed the accredited postgraduate "Muziek op Schoot" (Toddlers Music) program. She has performed domestically and internationally with groups such as Flairck, the Stips

17 May 2024|

Gabriëlle Butler

Gabrielle Butler studied at the Conservatory of Enschede DM (bachelor degree) under Jaap van Zweden, and at the Conservatory of Utrecht UM (master degree) under violin pedagogue Viktor Liberman. During her studies, Gabrielle frequently taught violin lessons and played as

17 May 2024|

Hurvy Howard

Hurvy Howard has been appointed as a brass instructor at  Music School Diemen since 1997. He studied at the Hilversum Conservatory, majoring in HaFaBra conducting and minoring in choir conducting. He graduated his bachelor degree in 1993. Hurvy Howard has

17 May 2024|

Preschoolers Musical Adventures (group 1 and 2)

Our teacher Kim Schimmel makes a start with musical education in the course Preschoolers Musical Adventures. Musical contrasts such as high/low & loud/soft are discussed in the cheerful and varied lessons. We will sing, play instruments, dance and move

17 May 2024|

Toddler Music (8 months – 4 years)

With this course for (grand)parent/caregiver and child (8 months-4 years) you will do your child and yourself a great favor! The fun lessons will soon become precious weekly moments in which you see your child enjoying and learning from

17 May 2024|

Music Orientation (Group 3 and 4)

Kim Schimmel gives varied courses in which children lay a valuable foundation for their further musical development. Music Orientation is mainly aimed at the very beginning and everyone from group 3 and 4. Music theoretical subjects such as notation,

17 May 2024|

trombone/trumpet

The trombone is a brass instrument renowned for its sharp and dynamic sound. Deriving its name from the Italian word “tromba” with the suffix “one,” it translates to “large trumpet.” Commonly referred to as a “slide trumpet” in colloquial terms,

17 May 2024|

saxophone

The saxophone’s elegant design has its unique place in the woodwind family, offering a warm, versatile tone that enriches any musical composition. Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the sax, inspired musicians around the world to chose for this instrument. The

17 May 2024|

Junior String Ensemble

Discover the joy of making music together in our Junior String Ensemble! What We Offer: Play Together: Join fellow beginners in playing beautiful music. Memorize and Perform: Learn to play from memory and captivate your audience. Explore Genres: Dive

17 May 2024|
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