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Music started as a teenager’s hobby. In a somewhat random choice I ended up playing flute in Porto’s Conservatory, with Iwona Saiote. The challenge of mastering an instrument and a new artistic expression made me pursue my studies in a Bachelor degree at ESMAE (High School of Music and Performative Arts), 6 years later. Under the ERASMUS program I studied at the Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium in Belgium, with Aldo Baerten and Peter Verhoyen.
Returning to Portugal I concluded a master degree on Music teaching, at Aveiro University (2011), specialized in flute, and started to work as a teacher. By this time I realized that classical music had been more a challenge than a passion and that jazz music gave me much more pleasure as a listener. So I started learning jazz in a private school and soon wanted to pursue it more seriously. As there was no flute in jazz colleges in Portugal I started learning saxophone, which seemed much easier that it actually was. Some years of hard work enabled me to get a jazz bachelor degree, at ESMAE in 2017, and add not only a new musical language but also a new instrument to my creative and performative options.
Along the years I worked with different chamber and jazz groups, a few composers, and made part of some disk record projects.
Between 2017 and 2019 I dedicated to a jazz sextet with my own original songs and arrangements and to starting a swing band “The bouncing brothers”.
Since September 2019 I’m in a PhD course, in Coimbra University, on Artistic Studies, where I’ve been studying the processes of music perception (how we hear a group of sounds and give a musical meaning to it) and how it affects our time perception.
Lessons tailored to your musical goals, your personal background and preferences. I love to learn with every student so feel free to bring the music you'd like to play, I'll be happy to do specific arrangements and exercises to help you get there.
Master in Music education - Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
Bachelor in Jazz Saxophone - Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo (Portugal)
Bachelor in Classical Flute - Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo (Portugal) and antwerpen koninklijk conservatorium (Belgium)
3rd prize for best presentation - research n music and time perception
best student of the year 2019-2020 - PhD on artistic studies
Flute and saxophone teacher at Lessonface since 2016
Flute teacher at Esposende Music School, Portugal since 2010, - children between 8 and 15 yo
Saxophone and flute teacher at Escola de Jazz do Porto, private jazz school, from 2013-2018
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To get the best music lesson online experience, you will need a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone connected to a good Internet connection, with a download speed preferably above 25 Mbps, your instrument (of course), and any equipment recommended by your teacher before the lesson. Your booking confirmation email will include a link and details on how to join.
Online Lessons are all attended on the Zoom video conferencing platform. After...Read More
Online Lessons are all attended on the Zoom video conferencing platform. After you book, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to your upcoming lesson that you’ll join using a web browser or the Zoom app. Lessons use both audio and video, so make sure that you can meet the system requirement before booking a lesson. Online lessons are interactive, so you’ll be able to communicate with your teacher, ask questions, and comment as much as you like.
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You can always think ahead and get a few things ready before your lessons. Make sure to tune your instrument before the lesson. Bring à a notepad and anything you might need to write down notes. We strongly recommend testing your video conference settings at least 15 min before each lesson to avoid any unwanted technical issues during the lesson.
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