Teaching

_N9A1430 2“If I had to reduce all of educational psychology to just one principle, I would say this: The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach him accordingly.” David Ausubel (1968)


Teaching is extremely close to my heart and I have been doing it since I was 14, either privately or in state-funded institutions. My teaching philosophy is social constructivist in essence, based on the belief that people construct meaning and knowledge from their experiences, ideas about the world, and prior knowledge. I have taught cello performance to kids and adults, some of whom are now professional musicians. I also have experience teaching music and movement to toddlers, which is an especially rewarding job. During the last few years, I have focused on teaching music psychology and music pedagogy in higher education, in combination with my artistic and researching activities. In addition, I also supervise doctoral theses. Below you will find a list of my most recent teaching/supervision courses, as well as feedback examples from students and participants who have attended my courses.


Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland) – Academic Year 2018-2019

Department of Music Education

S-OP3 – Basics of Music Teaching (English)

4pa1 Project (Transforming Musicianship Project)

MuTri Doctoral School

j12b – Supervision of Doctoral Studies (Research Study Program)

Department of Wind instruments, Percussion, and Harp

3y1 – Lecture Series of General Pedagogy

International University of Valencia (Spain) – Academic Year 2018-2019

Supervision of Master’s Theses (Music Psychology Program)

Jaume I University of Castellón (Spain) – Academic Year 2018-2019

Seminar: Teacher’s Pedagogical Training (Master’s Degree in Music Didactics)


Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland) – Academic Year 2017-2018

Faculty of Classical Music and the Department of Piano, Accordion, Guitar, and Kantele

1ip1 – Basics of Music Teaching (English)

Department of Music Education

4op10 – Current Issues in Music Education Guest Lecture

MuTri Doctoral School

j12b – Supervision of Doctoral Studies (Research Study Program)

Department of Wind instruments, Percussion, and Harp

3y1 – Lecture Series of General Pedagogy


Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland) – Academic Year 2016-2017

Faculty of Classical Music and the Department of Piano, Accordion, Guitar, and Kantele

1ip1 – Basics of Music Teaching (English)

Department of Music Education

4op10 – Current Issues in Music Education Guest Lecture

j2-4 – Postgraduate Study Seminar

MuTri Doctoral School

j12b – Supervision of Doctoral Studies (Research Study Program)

Department of Wind instruments, Percussion, and Harp

3y1 – Lecture Series of General Pedagogy


Students’ and participants’ feedback

✥ “Thank you once again for one of the first courses in the school where I felt like I was put to think!” Female student, 2018

✥ “To be honest, I think you made me a better student than I normally am in this kind of course, both because of what you were teaching but also how you were teaching it. As your student I always felt challenged intellectually, sometimes even a bit provoked, which I enjoy very much. I think that when my own ideas are challenged I am forced to think much more by myself.” Male student, 2018

✥ “Thank you, and congratulations! You gave a terrific workshop.” Female participant, 2018

✥ “I would like to thank you sincerely for your inspiring and informative lecture-workshop! It was very helpful to the participants, and surely also for me, I got so much to think about. Wonderful!” Female participant, 2018

✥ “I am in a process of trying to find out what I would love to do, and how to combine the different things I’m interested in. I found your words very inspiring and encouraging; it will (somehow) be possible to do what I want to do, not what others expect me to do.” Female participant, 2018

✥ “It was a pleasure to receive cello lessons from you. I still remember the moment in which you taught me, through Bach’s works, that music is within us, that it is connected to our breath and inner feelings.” Male student, 2018 in hindsight

✥ “Thank you so much for everything. You’re a true inspiration for me, being exactly what I dream to be: a musician and an educator.” Female student, 2017

✥ “I would like to say that I have been able to get awareness of various aspects of music education from your class and surely this will make my teaching more productive for myself and my students.” Female student, 2017

I was extremely fortunate to see Dr. Guadalupe López-Íñiguez last week as part of ResearchWorks presented at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.” Female participant, 2017

✥ “Many thanks and well done for bringing these ideas to the stuffy world of music education!” Female participant, 2017

✥ “Your session was fascinating, and the Q&A session at the end brought up some really interesting speakers, thank you!” Female participant, 2017

✥ “It has been a revolutionizing year for me, and I am still digesting everything. But it has given me the tools to reflect even more and to question more, which has been good for me. My challenge is now to keep rekindling my interest and to dig deeper all the time.”  Female student, 2016

“I am grateful you have given me the opportunity to reflect on my teaching strategy.” Female student, 2016