We are dedicated to the ideals exemplified by CLASS & JAZZ.
The holistic experience – body, spirit and soul
CLASS & JAZZ pays attention towards all the aspects that make up a musical performance: the body, the spirit and the soul. According to Beethoven “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” There is infinitely more to music than playing notes and rhythms. That’s why CLASS & JAZZ aims to work directly with the student’s personality, in all aspects of daily life, and to instil the discipline that is needed for the permanent learning and performance of music.
Children who are in regular contact with music develop cognitive, motorial and social abilities that open up their personality. Modern studies have demonstrated that such children are better disposed to the learning of languages and mathematics, have better developed spatial perceptions and are more likely to have positive self-confidence: all qualities that allow them to feel more socially integrated. Moreover, we are convinced that music and the arts have a deeper purpose as the foundation of a peaceful society, because art is the language of the human soul.
All our teachers are committed to these ideals.
Teamwork – cross-pollination
The teachers at CLASS & JAZZ work to develop and progress within the team. Musicians and teachers alike need to be constantly learning. Our teachers work together to learn from one another, and to combine all their respective knowledge of music and tuition, so as to be able to address every possible question and challenge posed by students.
As far as practically possible, teachers will arrange cross-over lessons (the exchange of students), master classes, ensemble lessons, concerts…
Raph Van Goubergen