Welcome to Studio Kingma 2.0
Studio Kingma 2.0 grew out of my lifelong love of learning and music and a desire to pass on this love to children. There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing the joy on a child’s face when they master a new skill they never thought they could, and realize that they CAN do it!
“Why 2.0?”, I hear you ask. For this, you have to go to my grandparents’ time, in the 1960s and 70s in The Netherlands. They ran a small business, called Studio Kingma, tutoring and providing after-school homework support. It’s in my genes, you might say!
For myself, I began tutoring and teaching violin while still in high school. When I saw some of my classmates were having difficulty with material in Chemistry or Mathematics, I tried to find a novel way to explain the concepts to them. Perhaps, by explaining things in a different way from how the teacher explained them, I could help them understand. This worked very well, and I soon began tutoring and teaching as a part-time job, which I continued all the way through university.
When I graduated from university, job and life pressures took over, and it’s only now that I’m getting back to my love of teaching. I hope to be able to meet many of my neighbours in my newly adopted community of Brooks/Duchess and help you and your children discover the joys of music.
Please check out the services offered page or watch some of my videos, where I demonstrate elements of technique or play the same pieces I ask my students to perform. Or contact me directly to set up your first free lesson! I’m looking forward to meeting you.