Ana Lopez

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Degree(s):

BA in Jazz Piano Performance, Escuela Superior de Musica, Mexico City. BM in Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory

Instruments:

Piano, Keyboards, Organ


“Ana López is an excellent music teacher. Having studied for many years at prominent conservatories in both Mexico and the United States, she has deep and broad knowledge of the theory, technique, and characteristic stylings of classical, jazz, pop, and other standard genres. She draws on her knowledge readily, and she communicates ideas clearly. Ana has a cheerful personality, and she is extremely encouraging. Music can be a difficult subject for anyone, so Ana’s supportive attitude is a wonderful help.” – Ryan T.


Ana Lopez was born in Mexico City. Coming from a musical family, she showed interest in music from an early age, writing her own song at 4 years old and then starting her classical piano studies at 7 years old. Very soon, she fell in love with music and decided she wanted to be a pianist. At 14 years old she entered the Escuela Nacional de Musica (National School of Music) in Mexico City to study classical piano, but after being enrolled for some time she decided she wanted a different approach to music and, at 16 years old, transferred to the Escuela Superior de Musica (Superior School of Music) to pursue Jazz Piano, where she studied for 6 years.

Her curiosity for music led her to form the experimental rock band Jvne, where she wrote the music, sang and played the piano. With Jvne, she released the EP Comets (2011) and the LP Rising (2014). For one of the tracks of Rising, they collaborated with producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor). Rising got many positive reviews from the media in Mexico, being listed as one of the Best Albums of 2014 by magazines such as NoMute and Chilango.

Recently, she was awarded a scholarship to study piano, voice and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she currently resides.

As a teacher, Ana loves working both with children and adults. She has worked with a wide variety of students, the youngest ones being 6 months old and the elder 80 years old. She strongly believes that the student has to love music and she always looks for having a creative approach to teaching. She believes that the best way for children to learn anything is through games, so she uses different materials and try to make the lessons very fun. With teenagers and adults, she likes to work on something that the student is very interested in and is open to any genre. It doesn’t matter if the student wants to learn a pop song, a traditional song, a jazz standard or a Bach minuet. It’s all music!

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