Estela holds a deep passion for both classical and world music and continues to develop that passion in younger generations through her private teaching in The Hague and workshops for young children and adults.
Estela works with adults and children of all ages, from beginners to advanced levels. Her extensive teaching experience and performing expertise have given her a vast range of methodologies ideal for adapting her teaching to the needs and pace of individual students.
Estela teaches privately in The Hague violin, viola, saxophone, chamber music, aural tests, ear –training and initiation to music and rhythm (children between 2 and 5 years old). Estela has been preparing students for ABRSM grade exams since 2011 .
Her natural talent to connect and understand children together with her positive and energetic personality and interest with body language , dance and theatre allows her to create unforgettable workshops for young children (2 to 6 years old and up to a maximum of 15 children per group). This fantastic experience which brings them the opportunity to discover musical instruments and even to create and to play a song together with Estela, and to dance and express themselves by enjoying music whilst having fun together.
Individual lessons are one-on-one, with parents welcome to observe. With very young children, parents are encouraged to be involved and support during lessons. Group lessons are welcome up to a maximum of 10 students playing arrangements as well original classical, jazz, folk and world music depending on the level and goals of the student/s . Lessons are available in English, Spanish and Dutch.
If you are interested in having saxophone lessons and joining a fanfare, Estela teaches saxophone at the St. Jans Fanfare in Zoeterwoude.
Besides her soloist education and performing career, Estela also took additional courses in Basics on arrangements and composition (software MuseScore & Sibelius), Emotional Intelligence in Education and Stress, , Management in Education and Mindfulness. In her lessons, Estela incorporates the Alexander and Feldenkrais Techniques.