|Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a lesson? How often
45 minutes for a normal private lesson. They take place once a week.
Where do you work?
My studio is at home, in the Servitenviertel (ninth district), near Schottenring, Alte Boerse and Palais
Liechtenstein. I teach on a beautiful grand piano in a quiet and agreeable surroundings.
How can I come to you?
Best by public transport: U4 (Rossauer Laende), U2 (Schottentor); tram lines D (Schlickplatz,the best
connection) and 1; buses 3A and 40A
Am I too old / too young to learn?
There are no age limits for learning the piano. My youngest students were one (my own children), my
oldest was an almost 80 year-old beginner. We all learn in very different ways depending on our
personality, age and experience, but we all can learn and enjoy it.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, of course. She/He can sit in with you, listen and perhaps even be involved in the lesson!
How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching piano since I was a school boy and organ and Theory since I was at university.
That means thirty years experience in teaching and performing.
What are your qualifications?
Business Management at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo.
Piano and Theory at the Municipal Music School in São Paulo.
Piano (with distinction) at the Music University in Vienna.
Organ at the Academy for Ancient Music in Bremen.
Courses for piano, organ and music pedagogy; further in music history, organ and clavichord
building, historical teaching, dance and infant psychology.
What is your teaching style like?
I am patient and encouraging. Lessons happen in a relaxed and concentrated atmosphere. Sometimes
there is dancing, often singing and we laugh a good deal.
What makes your lessons different?
Piano teaching means almost everywhere "playing some pieces". I'd like to open a new world to my
students, a fascinating musical world. As a teacher you need lots of knowledge and experience to cope
with that. And you have to know how to teach it for a three year old, for a busy manager, for a
teenager, for a pensioner, for a music student and for a professional pianist. There is a sensible
difference between showing how to play a pair of pieces and unleash the wealth of music hidden
What is the most common comment students make to you?
"Why didn't anyone else ever show me that?"