On-line Courses

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Follow individual coaching at wish, conveniently from home

by tutors of Accademia Amsterdam or your preferred coach – free introduction lesson

One-on-one individual coaching with a professional tutor.
Single lesson possible, when you need just some tips.
Subscribe for 10 lessons and receive a reduction.
Free introduction coaching to try.

An overview of lessons we can offer
Who can attend?

IMG 20180423 121924 HDR GrootDo you want some pro tips to prepare yourself for the summer courses? Do you want to follow extra lessons when it suits you best? Are you stuck at home and need some inspiration to make music, to use your artistic skills or to prepare a new recipe?

We offer you the opportunity to have professional coaching by one of our tutors or a coach at your choice (if available). There are many channels and courses on-line, but not many of them offer individual and personal one-on-one lessons. We have our experienced tutors available for you to guide you individually.

It is possible to have just one session, when you just need some tips to go on with your musical or artistic activity. But you can subscribe to a series of lessons as well, if you take 10 lessons of 45 minutes each (or more), we give you a reduction. We welcome musicians and artists of any level, whether you are an amateur or a professional. Music students who need coaching on interpretation or technique, are welcome to follow on-line courses on the highest level by our professional and experienced tutors.

How does it work?

You can conveniently have your lessons from home. You need only a computer, tablet or smart-phone with audio and video enabled. You can either use Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp, depending where you are comfortable with. Our tutors have experience with on-line teaching and will give you advise if necessary. It is always possible to get technical assistance or advice by contacting Accademia Amsterdam.

Standard lessons typically take 45 minutes each session, but you can change this in consultation with your tutor. On our website you find a detailed overview of our on-line courses. You can subscribe easily by filling in the on-line form, which will open when you choose one of the desired courses above. Alternatively, you can e-mail or call us to express your wishes and to subscribe. When your subscription is confirmed, your tutor will contact you within five working days to make an appointment for your (first) lesson. See our terms and conditions for more details.

Free introduction lesson

Are you not sure if it works for you? Do you want to get acquainted with the tutor? Apply for one free introduction lesson (of 30 minutes) by using coupon code INTRODUCTION-OL2020 upon your subscription. After this free coaching, you can decide. No obligations!

Standard fee
Per session of 45 minutes €35 (excl. 5% management fee)

If you register for 10 or more sessions, you will receive a 5% reduction on the fee of the course.
Youth up to 18 years and students who study in Italy, receive 10% extra reduction on the total fee. Students need to show us their student card. Please, use coupon code
YOUTH-OL2020 when you register on-line.

Fees are incl. 21% VAT and excl. 5% management. Tutors might change the duration in consultation.
Payments are made through this website. You schedule your lesson(s) directly with your tutor after receiving a confirmation of your registration.

Tutors
Onno Verschoor, baroque oboe / recorder o.verschoor@accademia-amsterdam.nl
Mirjam van der Maas, traverso / flute fluitisthetgooi@icloud.com
Mariëtte Holtrop / Jan Pieter van Coolwijk, (baroque) violin mhholtrop@gmail.com / jpvancoolwijk@accademia-amsterdam.nl
Wilma van der Wardt, (baroque) cello / viola da gamba wilmavanderwardt@planet.nl
Ricardo Barros, harpsichord / piano rickybarros@aol.com
Antonio Magarelli, singing antoniomagarelli@alice.it
Marc Gerretsen, drawing & painting mwvgerretsen@gmail.com
Cinzia Ubaldi, (Italian) cooking cinziaubaldi@gmail.com
Useful links

Skype (Video calls and conferencing): www.skype.com
Zoom (Video conferencing and teaching): zoom.us
ezTalks (alternative to Zoom or Skype): www.eztalks.com
JamKazam (Live music platform & social network for musicians): www.jamkazam.com
Jamulus (Perform real-time jam sessions or in ensembles over the internet): llcon.sourceforge.net



Curricula

Onno VerschoorOnno Verschoor studied recorder with at the Conservatory in Zwolle, the Netherlands. In 1984 he decided to specialize in the baroque oboe, initially studying with Taka Kitazato and then with Ku Ebbinge at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1989 Onno Verschoor graduated in baroque oboe and historical performance, also obtaining his recorder soloist diploma with distinction.
Currently he is active as a freelance musician with many of Europe’s baroque orchestras. He performed in 2007 as a soloist for a CD of recorder concertos by Telemann.
Onno Verschoor performs in various ensembles specializing in chamber music between 1300 and 1850. He has collaborated on radio, television and CD recordings (RAI Italy, Dutch broadcasting companies, Mitteldeutscher and Westdeutscher Rundfunk, CPO Germany, Tactus Milano).
He is artistic director of Accademia Amsterdam since 1990. This ensemble has performed at festivals in France and Italy, and in concert series in the Netherlands (e.g. at the Holland Early Music Festival) and in Germany.
He is a teacher of baroque performance practice on baroque oboe and recorder, working till 2016 at a Centre for Artistic Education in the Netherlands.

Mirjam van der MaasDuring her modern flute studies, Mirjam van der Maas became interested in the baroque repertoire and its authentic performance. This prompted her to take traversing lessons with Jed Wentz after her final exams, which resulted in a study as a performing musician at the Sweelinck Conservatory. Since then she regularly performs with “Accademia Amsterdam” and “Florilegium Musicum”, both in passion concerts and as a soloist.
She collaborated with “Musica ad Rhenum” on a recording of the oratory “Joseph” by Willem de Fesch. In addition, she made a recording with the modern experimental ensemble “The Magic Flute”, with which she also toured Spain and Japan.

Mariëtte HoltropMariëtte Holtrop studied after her solo diploma for violin, baroque violin with Sigiswald Kuijken. Then she played regurarly with conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Gustav Leohnard, William Christie a.o.
She has been giving concerts as making CD's in several chamber-ensembles and has been leading several orchestras in Europe such as Orquestra Reial de Valencia, De Nederlandse Opera, Capilla Reial de Madrid, Currende and Utrechts Barokconsort. For twenty years she was leader of the baroque orchestra Concerto d'Amsterdam. At present Mariette Holtrop is concert master of Accademia Amsterdam, Camerata da Fusignano and Barokopera Amsterdam. She is giving reguraly courses and coaches the semiprofessional baroque-stringorchestra Sarabanda.

Jan Pieter van CoolwijkJan Pieter van Coolwijk studied violin and baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Jacques Holtman, Vera Beths and Lucy van Dael. As musician he works in Europe, particularly in France, Spain, Germany and, of course, the Netherlands. He has international professional experience including the Nederlands Balletorkest, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, La Grande Ecurie, Académie Sainte Cécile, Münchener Monteverdi Ensemble, Rheinische Kantorei, Nederlandse Bachvereniging and The New Consort (Utrecht) with Frans Brüggen, Sigiswald Kuijken, William Christie and Jean Claude Malgoire. Jan Pieter is concertmaster at baroque orchestra Accademia Amsterdam, the Spanish ensemble Capella de Ministrers (Valencia), with which he made a concert tour in Mexico, and the French baroque orchestra Le Capriccio Français.

Wilma van der Wardt 1 sqWilma van der Wardt studied cello and viola da gamba with Ben de Ligt at the College of Music in Groningen, The Netherlands. She graduated with special distinction for chamber music. She followed courses and master-classes with cellists William Pleeth and Jaap ter Linden, and with viola da gamba players Jordi Savall and Wieland Kuijken.
For some years she was a founder member of l´Orchestre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.
Currently she is, nationally and internationally, playing in a number of baroque ensembles and orchestras, such as Concerto d’Amsterdam, the Northern Consort, Accademia Amsterdam and the Amsterdams Consort, and appears frequently as viola da gamba soloist with many Dutch orchestras in Bach’s Passion music. In addition she plays on many cd-recordings.
Wilma van der Wardt has an extensive teaching practise for cello and viola da gamba. She is connected with the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen as coach Early Music.

Ricardo BarrosHaving been awarded with the prestigious ARAM (Associate Royal Academy of Music) title for his ‘significant contribution to the music profession’, Ricardo Barros directs and performs with his innovative Mercurius Company in fully- and semi-staged concerts involving dancers, singers and instrumentalists.
Recent engagements include Mercurius’ début at the Cadogan Hall in London; directing and choreographing a pioneering fully-staged Lullian divertissement in Brazil; concerts as a guest dancer with Dorothee Wortelboer's La Folia at De Doelen in Rotterdam, teaching in the annual ‘Enter-Baroque’ Summer School in Ormoz (Slovenia), performing a Forqueray solo harpsichord recital at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performing (Baroque dance) in Utrecht Festival 2013. Future plans include Mercurius's debut at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, running his Lottery-funded programme 'Baroque Fitness & sounds II' in London and Devon, and concerts in the UK, Holland and Germany.

Antonio MagarelliAntonio Magarelli, born in Molfetta (Bari), is graduated in piano, music pedagogy, choral music and choir direction, band instrumentation and conducting at the conservatory of Bari and Monopoli. He studied composition and continued his study conducting and interpretation of the repertoire with Peter Neumann, Gary Graden, Nicole Corti, Javier Busto, Bo Holten, Paul Smith. He attended the International Academy for Choral Conductors and Singers in Fano and the Laboratory of choral conducting at the Conservatory in Monopoli. He studied singing with Claudio Cavina and Steve Woodbury.
He specialized in the interpretation and practice of the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. Antonio Magarelli is frequently involved as choir and orchestra director.
Antonio Magarelli directed the world premiere of two new works by composers from Puglia. For Digressione Music he has recorded choral works by the contemporary composer Francesco Lisena and by Vito Antonio Cozzoli with period instruments. Since 2007 he is director of the “Cappella Musicale Corradiana” based in Molfetta.

Marc GerretsenMarc Gerretsen graduated at the Academy Minerva in Groningen (The Netherlands). Typically, his fascination with illusionism: create spatiality on a flat surface.Knowing which form and display this in the second and or third dimension. His preference is realistic art (the feast of recognition) but that doesn't mean that there is no way to underlying abstract elements.
Marc Gerretsen had several exhibitions of his paintings and gave lessons on the Fons Vitae Lyceum in Amsterdam and taught at the Volksuniversiteit of Lelystad. He illustrated for the monthly Railhobby. Currently he is working on a retrospective of his work space, cart modelling. Marc Gerretsen has his own publishing company “MG Card Models” where he publishes his work.

Cinzia UbaldiCinzia Ubaldi was born in Rome. In 1981 she graduated as engineer of the hotel business at IPATS (Professional State Institute for Touristic Hotel Manager) in Formia in the province of Latina. She has experience as a cashier at the Sheraton hotel in 1983 and then at the Hilton Cavalieri in Rome. In 1985 Cynthia has lived in Germany where she had a Gasthaus in the Elzas with her husband.
In 1992 Cynthia Ubaldi has opened the restaurant “La Locanda degli Artisti” (The Inn of the Artists). She got different positions: in 1997, certificate of professional sommelier and in 2001, official speaker of AIS (Italian Sommelier Association). In 2003 she specialized in food and wine pairing technique (AIS). She has written several articles on wine pairing: in 2006 a chapter in the book “Anche tu Norcino”, and in 2007 chapters in the book “Maestri Norcini e Maestri Salumieri”.
Since 2001 he teaches Umbrian Cuisine at the Università dei Sapori (University of Flavors) of Perugia in various collaborations over the years. At present she works as free lance sommelier, cooking tutor and cook.


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