My name is Ginevra P., I am an italian pianist, accompanist, repetiteur and chamber musician based in Genova, Italy, since the virus pandemic outbrake. I am once again working as official Piano accompanist at the Genova’s Conservatoire N. Paganini, where I am pursuing a certification for teaching Music Education. I have spent the last four years in Birmingham, where I pursued a Master in Music and a post-master course PSP in Piano performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and I am currently looking for opportunities to work as a piano teacher in one to one and ensembles lessons.
My primary Goal as a teacher is to instil and broaden my students’ interest for music and to develop and ensure their music skills to be able to continue in their musical studies. Working hard as a private and scholastic piano teacher for ten years has been one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences of my life whilst contemporarily allowing me to grow both professionally and as a person. Over the years I taught more than 30 students aged between six and seventy and I have adapted my teaching technique to the specific needs of each individual, considering differences in terms of age, instrumental practice level, music taste and personal Goals. I especially spreading enthusiasm and encouraging patience among them . As an eclectic musician, my passion for many kinds of music and for instilling love and enthusiasm for music in my students are the common and fundamental qualities in my teaching, which provide me with the flexibility to teach different skills to any type of student. I started to play the piano when I was four years old and I have always been deeply passionate about music of any type, from early Baroque to modern Rock and Pop. As a soloist I have been working hard on my self-confidence, an aspect which I continuously strive to instil in my students from a young age. When preparing a performance, my preparation relies on self appraisal skills and on my teacher’s feedback. Moreover, after four years of piano exams, coaching and performances of high quality at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, it is clear to me that the teacher’s belief in their students’ potential and success, thus investing their personal energy, truly is a student’s great fortune. During my piano studies I also focused on chamber music and opera accompaniment, disciplines that require not only musical and pianistic abilities but also strong leadership skills. I believe that leading a group of musicians relates to teaching a group of students: both situations require someone to guide the general Team efforts to good achievements, which makes the difference. This Kind of work can be challenging at times, owing to the increased personal responsibility one bears, not only for the project's musical success but also for its participants and their development, to enable them to give their best in a supportive, yet professional, environment. After several experiences within group projects, I am quietly confident that I possess the qualities which contribute to ensuring a project’s success, amongst the most important ones of which I count enthusiasm, positivity, honesty and calmness. In my opinion, these are also the keywords for a successful student - teacher relationship. The most important thing I have learnt in my carreer yet is how fundamental it is to keep a focus on my commitment to continued learning. I enjoy continuously engaging with my professional development; the music world offers so many facets of which I would like to explore as many as possible with the aim of helping me become the most well-rounded and versed musician I can be, which will translate into being a more valuable teacher to my students. The aim of my piano studies is to increase my musical insight, my technical abilities and my interpretative approach, always looking for a deeper understanding of music in general, and of the pieces I play in particular. This attitude is necessary for a leader position such as teacher, because it pushes me to do the best I can and it transmits my dedication and passion to my students. Next to the piano practice, I spend much of my time studying the areas related to the music I play or simply enjoy, including history, philosophy, physics and classic literature. I am confident to say that knowledge will always enhance the musical qualities of any student. I would argue that a good teacher has to encourage each student to find personal connections between their music and their interests, guiding both their personal and interpretative growth. I think that this kind of ‘research study’, combined with technical practice, represents successful professional development both for the student and the teacher. I am a hard worker, and my teachers, such as Jan Loeffler and Pascal Nemirovski, have called me competent, empathetic and enthusiastic, all of which I would consider relevant qualities for teachers in a an environment of young students.