Diana Pianoles Nieuwkoop
I pursued my musical studies in Germany. At the conservatories of Dortmund and Münster I received my Bachelor and Master diplomas in piano and recorder.
I started my career teaching at music schools in Germany and The Netherlands. For many years now I have been running a friendly and thriving private teaching practice in Nieuwkoop. I have taught children the first steps on the piano, got adults interested and helped advanced students towards Conservatory study.
IK DOE MEE!
In collaboration with my colleague Irina Parfenova, I conceived the educational music programme IK DOE MEE! (I PLAY ALONG!) for elementary schools. In this programme the children play, act and sing while we play the piano quatre-mains in a performance. We have to date performed in more than 30 schools in the region.
I very much enjoy combining my piano teaching with my work as a tour leader of MUSICO Reizen. I accompany groups of music lovers to music festivals in The Netherlands and across Europe, offering introductions to all concerts and operas.
Stichting Kamermuziek Nieuwkoop
In 1991, my husband, pianist David Kuyken, and I founded the Nieuwkoop Chamber Music Society (Stichting Kamermuziek Nieuwkoop). National and international top artists have performed in this successful chamber music series, amongst them pianists such as the young Jussen brothers and the famous Emanuel Ax.
I am a member of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA).
In 2008 I was awarded a Royal decoration in recognition of my long-standing work in my social and cultural community.
Interested? Contact me for a free trial lesson.