Beatrice Stelzmuller has been teaching professionally since several years now. Being the daughter of a piano teacher, she started learning about the skills of teaching children as well as adults from a young age by visiting her mother’s lessons and always found it fascinating. Early on she realised that being a great teacher is not only a talent but an incredible skill and one of the most rewarding experiences.
During her piano studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Beatrice Stelzmuller also studied for the LRAM, a distinguished one year teaching diploma course with top pedagogues such as Paul Harris and Pascal Nemirowski.
In London, she was teaching several talented children and adults weekly as well as regularly organised introductory music courses for children with the Phoenix Music Academy that she founded with fellow pianist and teacher Hannah-Elizabeth Teoh in 2012. Believing that performing on stage from an early stage is imperative for a balanced musical education, Beatrice organises concerts for her pupils every half year to give everyone the opportunity to play in front of their families and friendsand experience positive stage appearances from early on.
Since September 2015 she is living in Paris, where she is teaching for the Piano Teachers Paris, an english speaking network of professional piano teachers living and teaching in Paris.
Her passion for teaching and to make classical music accessible to all children has recently brought her to the Himalayas, where she was the music leader for a two weeks workshop for musically underpriviledged children. She has worked with school classes of up to 65 children as well as small groups and one to one lessons on singing, recorder playing, rhythm and basic notation. This summer Beatrice has been invited to Madagascar, where she gave masterclasses for the young aspiring pianists as well as children alongside musicians of the Deutsche Oper in the capital city Antananarivo, organised by the Festival Klassik’Art. During three days she was teaching 20 talented students and organised a concert where they could show their improved skills and have a unique opportunity to perform in front of a large audience.
Beatrice’s piano lessons are inspiring and focussed, always enjoyable and never stressful. She believes that a healthy teaching atmosphere is essential for the development of musicality as well as understanding and love for music. While always challenging her pupils to reach their best abilities, she takes great care in keeping their motivation and focus alert throughout their lessons and balance all aspects of music equally from technique to position, listening to playing, theory to aural skills and musical understanding throughout the whole progress.