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Piano with Cor Bakker

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Maestro Cor Bakker

Status It was an incredible week!

Cor Bakker gives a masterclass in piano playing that is suitable for pianists of all levels. Because of the partly individual character of the workshops and the limited number of participants, there is enough room for personal attention and each pianist will be challenged at his or her own level and will grow further, whether you are a beginner or an advanced pianist.

Things that will definitely be covered are: playing with chords (what chords are there, how to play them and what can you do with them?). How can you accompany someone on the piano? What does improvisation actually entail? Learning to play in different styles. And of course, lots and lots of tips & tricks. But most important of all: having fun by making music! Of course, there will be a lot of playing together (playing the piano with Cor) and we will work towards a final concert at the end of the week!

All participants have access to a piano in their own room.

Cor Bakker graduated cum laude from the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, did additional studies in Los Angeles, and then served as principal study teacher at the Utrecht Conservatory for a number of years. With these tools in his toolbox, he founded eight years ago; a platform with an extensive range of online courses. By means of a self-developed methodology, Cor teaches beginners how to play the piano ‘from scratch’ and allows fairly advanced pianists to raise their level even further. The online platform proved to meet a great need; with over 30,000 relationships, pianospelenmetcor has grown to become the largest music school in the Netherlands.

Because of his busy work as a performing pianist, Cor never really does ‘live’ piano lessons anymore. While that, both for the lessons and for Cor’s own pleasure, is ultimately the best option! An extraordinary opportunity for the participants and the teacher to have private lessons on Bonaire under the most ideal circumstances in as many facets of piano playing as possible.

What is included

Our Masterclass package looks as follows:

  • Arrival on Sunday from 3pm, departure Saturday 12pm.

  • Six nights stay in one of our luxurious private rooms (see our country house page).

  • Monday through Friday four group lessons per day, plus enough time for independent work and relaxation.

  • Maximum of 15 participants per week, lots of individual attention.

  • Welcome drink and light snack on day of arrival.

  • From Monday to Friday full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Including all non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Sunset trip on catamaran, including barbecue and drinks on board.

  • Access to the beach at Delfins Beach Resort from Monday to Saturday.

  • Transfers to and from the airport

  • Assistance with possible booking of car rental, extended stay on the island or other activities with our partners.

  • Package price in dollars $ 3950

About Cor Bakker

More about Cor Bakker
After completing his studies at the conservatory cum laude, Cor Bakker chose to continue his studies with the famous composer/pianist Clare Fischer in Los Angeles. Thereafter Cor himself is for several years principal study teacher at the Utrecht Conservatory, and for more than a decade the regular pianist of the Metropole orchestra. Radio and television programs follow, both with others in the show (a.o. as accompanist to Paul de Leeuw) and in his own programs such as Cor & Co and Cor op Reis. He also works on numerous theater productions and concert series with national & international stars including Shirley Bassey, Adèle and Michael Bublé. Cor’s talent does not go unnoticed among professional jurors either, as evidenced by his well-stocked trophy case, including De Gouden Harp (1996), De Gouden Notenkraker (1997), The Kiwanis Jazz Award (2007) and The Meerjazz Prize (2015).
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