Welcome to your music school in Blankenese!

The private music school in Blankenese without long-term contractual obligation!*

© Katharina Apostolidis

All photos, which are not otherwise noted, were created by me and are subject to © Katharina Apostolidis. Details on technical exceptions in the “Impressum” (Legal notice)

In generous, lovingly furnished rooms in the center of Hamburg-Blankenese I offer lessons (violin lessons) and piano lessons (music lessons) for children and adults.

A music school in Blankenese, only private without long-term contractual obligation. Instead, with exclusive individual lessons for every level in a beautiful ambience and also in summer pleasantly tempered rooms.

These three English-language pages are just a very short summary of my website. Please read the german pages for details.

Demanding – Promoting – Enjoying

Learning violin as a child or adult

Whether beginner or advanced: As a qualified, pedagogical and stage-experienced violinist and violin teacher I am competent contact person in the private music school in Blankenese or all ages and levels.

Learning piano as a child or adult

As a piano teacher, I have specialized in beginners from about 5 years up to intermediate level. Also: learning piano as an adult. Music lessons take place at my Grotrian-Steinweg-piano.

Copyright photos below: left photo: © Katharina Apostolidis © notes: Oskar Rieding: Konzert a-minor op.21 (in Hungarian style) Bärenreiter publisher, Kurt Sassmannshaus Ed. BA 8973 / 3 photos in the middle: © Katharina Apostolidis/ right photo: © Beate Zoellner

Cozy waiting area

For parents and siblings to do homework, to play, paint, read. Additional room for practicing before lesson.

Videos

Youtube-Video:  “The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saens

Enjoy my violin!

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Youtube-Video: Piano students 2014-2016

Concerts, competitions, movies, compositions

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Press

Copyright Hamburger Klönschnack Juli 2015

Foto K. Apostolidis © Hamburger Klönschnack Juli 2015

Read more about my lessons in Hamburger Klönschnack (issuu-article June 2011)

Article “Musikkinder erobern die Bühne” (Music Children conquer the Stage) about my piano and violin students who have won prizes in competitions (issuu-article July 2015)

More press reports ➔

TV

Copyright Tide TV

Foto K. Apostolidis © Tide TV

Interview Tide TV with two high-gifted violin and piano students, their mother and me about my music teaching, practicing, motivation. First broadcast 23.6.2016. Youtube-Video

Frederic at Tide TV. He plays Chopin Nocturne cis minor and Waltz B minor. First broadcast 23.3.2017. Youtube-Video

Marlen and Jacob Tide TV Interview and pieces by D. Hellbach, R. Schumann and A. Drabon. First broadcast 25.5.2017. Youtube-Video

Teaching Details

and Special Offers overview

2.*No written contract – no risk – fee

I do not make any written contracts. In my private music school Blankenese you can start or stop lesson at any time, without monthly obligation until the next termination date. You only pay for your actual lessons, not for the holidays. The fees depend on the duration of the lesson, individual or group lessons. Please call me for details!

3. I encourage your child consistently and with love, conventionally and unconventionally, without methodical restriction, in a warm and motivating atmosphere.

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This also means that some students rather initially want to learn by heart without notes, because they are learning much quicker in this way. Let us try to find the best for your child.

4. Special skills: I am also specialized on 5-year-old children

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Other teachers reject this age as too young. In my opinion mostly it is possible and makes great pleasure to learn violin or piano already in the kindergarden or preschool. For this I have developed and written many own teaching books that are published worldwide, some also in english. Building a good technique right from the start is self-evident to me.

5. Favorite pieces as desired

I am always considering the wishes of my students. They can wish their favorite pieces and learn many different musical styles such as classical, rock, pop, chart hits, klezmer, international folklore, tangos, musical, famous movie melodies etc.

6. Your child can try violin and piano for a few weeks or months

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If your child cannot decide, which instrument is better, it can try one as long as it needs. So it can make a better decision instead of choosing after a short three-part instrument carousel.

7. For adults I am flexible in time.

Whether you want to come weekly, or only every couple of weeks at different times: In my private music school Blankenese we will find the best solution for your business and home circumstances. Please call me now, we can discuss everything individually.

8. Practice support with videos via Whatsapp

You are welcome to send videos to me of the daily practice, which I will comment in the evening. On request, your child will be supervised by me in this way during its weekly practicing. This additional service is only available in my private music school Blankenese. Questions can be clarified immediately and not only in the next music lesson, your child learns more quick and doesn’t get used to mistakes.

9. CD of your child

If your child want to give its own CD to their family, it has the possibility to record self-titled pieces in my classroom. Professional Logic mix on the computer for sound optimization and completion. Furthermore, production of a self-designed CD-photo imprinted with own text.

 

10. Eleven own music books

Foto/Buchcover-Bilder von "A Child's guide to rhythm", Das magische Notenbuch" Bassschlüsselausgabe, "Der Notenclown" Violinschlüsselausgabe: Katharina Apostolidis - Buchcoverbilder “Buntes Geigenwunderland” Band 1, “Buntes Weihnachtswunderland”, "Buntes Liederwunderland”: Soheyla Sadre - © “Buntes Geigenwunderland” Band 1, “Buntes Liederwunderland”, "Buntes Weihnachtswunderland”: Bosworth Music GmbH - © “A Child’s Guide to Note Reading”, “A Child’s Guide To Rhythm”: Edition Conbrio bei Hug Musikverlage Zürich, amerikanische Lizenz: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. - Copyright “Das magische Notenbuch” Bassschlüsselausgabe und "Der Notenclown" Violinschlüsselausgabe: Edition Conbrio bei Hug & Co Musikverlage Zürich

Foto/Buchcover-Bilder von “A Child’s guide to rhythm”, Das magische Notenbuch” Bassschlüsselausgabe, “Der Notenclown” Violinschlüsselausgabe: Katharina Apostolidis – Buchcoverbilder “Buntes Geigenwunderland” Band 1, “Buntes Weihnachtswunderland”, “Buntes Liederwunderland”: Soheyla Sadre – © “Buntes Geigenwunderland” Band 1, “Buntes Liederwunderland”, “Buntes Weihnachtswunderland”: Bosworth Music GmbH – © “A Child’s Guide to Note Reading”, “A Child’s Guide To Rhythm”: Edition Conbrio bei Hug Musikverlage Zürich, amerikanische Lizenz: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. – Copyright “Das magische Notenbuch” Bassschlüsselausgabe und “Der Notenclown” Violinschlüsselausgabe: Edition Conbrio bei Hug & Co Musikverlage Zürich

So that your child has fun with music and learns music theory quickly, I have written and illustrated several child-friendly painting and riddle books for learning notes, which are published worldwide. Also for the first violin lessons a 5-volume violin school as well as a play for string beginners. Some of my books are available in english, spanish or Japanese. Please look here.

11. Promotion of very talented and high gifted children

Additional offer: Cooperation with Little Opera Concert Class

At your request I decide after an entrance examination and two (paid) months, whether your child (beginner or advanced) will have the opportunity to be included in the promotion of high talented or high gifted children Hamburg or is more suitable for normal child-friendly lessons.

Highly gifted and very talented students have the possibility, in addition to intensive preparations of concerts and competitions, to be included in a cooperation with the Little Opera concert class.

Classroom subjects: stage presence, interpretation, chamber music, children’s opera, music history workshops and study trips about famous composers. With this collaboration, highly qualified students have the perfect addition to my private instrumental lessons.
With this supplementary offer highly talented children are in the class network among like-minded. In co-operation with the concert class, I teach string chamber music.

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Youtube-Video: High gifted child Lara as soloist in Laeiszhalle

12. Additional offer:

Live violin lessons via Skype, Facetime, Wire

Live piano lessons via Skype, Facetime, Wire

© K. Apostolidis

© K. Apostolidis

For those situations learning violin online and learning piano online in a live lesson with video, conversation and direct individual guidance and correction is helpful as a complement to normal lessons:

  • If your child or I need too many handkerchiefs.
  • If you cannot come, because for example a sibling is sick or you are waiting for the craftsmen.
  • Weather or traffic conditions are too difficult.
  • If an enthusiastically child or student is on a trip in the hotel room and wants to have more instructions or corrections.
  • Additional support for competition and concert preparationAdditional support for competition and concert preparation
  • If you or your child would like to have an advice regarding pain prevention or problems with body erection, lamp fever or violin accessories. An online-coaching hour makes sense, if you live further away or in another city.

Enjoy! Let us try! Your first online lesson is free!

13. Ear training, musical theory, composition and improvisation

Foto: Katharina Apostolidis, Bild Soheyla Sadr, aus: Buntes Geigenwunderland Band 1, © Bosworth Music GmbH

Foto: Katharina Apostolidis, Bild: Soheyla Sadr, aus: “Buntes Geigenwunderland” Band 1  © Bosworth Music GmbH

Is integrated from the beginning and deepened on request. Also in my internationally published instruction books are various child-friendly painting, riddle, game and puzzle tasks, which convey the theoretical material with fun. Please look here.

14. Coaching: Musicians’ consultation

For children and adults I offer individual advice or regarding problems with body erection, pain, lamp fever or violin accesories when making music. Also possible via Skype, Facetime, Wire

15. Preparation for violin examination

With more than 30 years of music teaching experience in children’s, medium-level and violin studies, up to the final violin diploma at the Musikhochschule Hamburg, I also prepare young violinists in the private music school Blankenese to the music entrance and entrance examinations at music colleges.

What are your wishes and ideas?

Call me right now: 040-86645644
Or write me an email: info@geigen-stunde.de

Yours Katharina Apostolidis

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Super Unterricht! Bei Frau Apostolidis lernt man viel, hat man jede Menge Gelegenheiten zum Vorspielen und man hat dabei sehr viel Spaß.

Constantin v. Witzleben / Schüler

Kreativer, sehr kompetenter Unterricht! Frau Apostolidis kümmert sich um jeden Einzelnen sehr persönlich und liebevoll, unterstützt auch das häusliche Üben auf Wunsch in ihrer Freizeit, sodass Kinder und Erwachsene einfach Spaß haben, sich wohlfühlen und immer gerne in den Unterricht kommen, tolle Konzerte in verschiedensten Lokalitäten.

Timo G.

Frau Apostolidis geht mit Feingefühl und Geduld, aber dennoch zielstrebig, auf die Schüler ein. Das Niveau bei ihren Vorspielen ist sehr hoch, und ich habe ihre Schüler alle als konzentriert, ehrgeizig und motiviert erlebt. Als angenehm empfinde ich, dass man sich vertraglich nicht schriftlich binden muss und Frau Apostolidis individuelle Terminlösungen findet.

Karlheinz Redecker
Unser Sohn hat sich sehr früh für die Geige entschieden und es war schwer eine/n geeignete/n Lehrer/in zu finden. Bei Katharina Apostolidis hat er sich jedoch gleich wohl gefühlt. Sie fördert in einer liebevoll fordernden Art und schafft es auch kleinen Menschen Technik ebenso wie Spaß am Instrument zu vermitteln. Mit Hilfe von vielen kleinen bunten Punkten und dem ein oder anderen Gummibärchen baut sie Brücken zwischen Saiten, Lagen, Bogen, widerspenstigen Fingern, Handgelenken und Ellbogen. Erwähnenswert ist auch die Flexibilität hinsichtlich Terminen und digitaler Medien, um Unterricht jederzeit zu ermöglichen, auch wenn der Schüler am anderen Ende der Welt übt - via Skype auch im fernen Kyoto. Die neue Website entspricht nun auch der Qualität des Unterrichtes. Wir gratulieren zum Relaunch!
Tanja K.-B. / Mutter

1000 Dank für die liebevolle, wundervolle, fröhliche, schöne, ereignisreiche und beflügelnde Probestunde. Wir sind beide mit einem weichen-warm-flauschi-glücklich-Gefühl im Bauch nach Hause gefahren. Vielen, vielen, vielen lieben Dank dafür!

M&M / Mutter und Tochter
Katharina Apostolidis

Dipl. Violinlehrerin (Geigenlehrerin),
Geigerin, Klavierlehrerin,
Musikunterricht für Violine (Geige)
und Klavier (Piano) in Hamburg Blankenese (Elbvororte)

Contact

Phone: 040-86645644
mail: k.apostolidis@geigen-stunde.de
www.geigen-stunde.de
www.musikschule-in-blankenese.de

Address

Blankeneser Landstraße 21
(opposite to Goßlerhaus)
22587 Hamburg
Phone 040-86645644