Teachers

Mrs. Manqing Jiang

  • Manager of I’m a Musician, a music school at BISS Sentrum
  • CEO of MQ.Jiang Piano Studio
  • Piano, music theory
  • Venues: BISS Gausel, BISS Sentrum, Stavanger Sentrum

Manqing started playing the piano at the age of four. She has a masters degree in classical piano performance and have been teaching piano for many years. 

The focus in her classes are posture, technique, musical receptivity and music theory, adjusted to each students abilities and needs. She is patient, joyful, enthusiastic and encouraging in her teaching. Manqing builds on her students strengths, which is a very strong motivator for progress. She loves to discover the students true potential and let them enjoy their musical journey. With diligent and thorough practice as well, the results can be phenomenal.

“I believe that with the right teaching methods the students will be motivated and confident in learning to play the piano.”

 

Ms. Izabela Lovišková

Izabela is a mezzo-soprano from Slovakia. She has a Master degree in opera singing from the University of Stavanger. Together with her elder sister Laura, they have an impressing list of professional experiences behind them, like solo performances, participated in many ensembles, collaborated with many other artists, established festival Hvalur in Bratislava, and is now a member of the wind quintet “Polaris 5”.

With her long record of instructions from many international reowned musicians, Izabela is ready to bring the joy of singing to the next generation.

Mr. Paul-Erik Söderqvist

Paul-Erik is a guitarist and composer from Finland, and in addition to having over a decade of teaching experience he has performed actively in Finland and Norway, also visiting to play concerts in South-Korea. He has a master’s degree in classical guitar performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar and pedagogy from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. 

While coming from a strictly classical background, Paul-Erik is at home with a wide variety of musical styles, and has experience in teaching electric guitar and bass as well. His teaching philosophy is based on uncovering the student’s own motivation and passing on the best possible tools to master the instrument and to understand the language of music both through theory and expression.

Ms. Gabrielle Papp

Gabrielle is from Hungary and have been learning the violin since the age of 6, and have finished her violin Masters degree at the University of Stavanger. She have also played in several youth and professional orchestras.

She really like teaching violin and think it’s important to learn about music already in an early age, learn about how to develop skills and creativity through music.

Ms. Laura Lovišková

Laura is a flutist from Slovakia, have finished her Masters degree in flute performance and is now studying PDM program at the University of Stavanger. Together with her younger sister Izabela, they have an impressing list of professional experiences behind them, like solo performances, participated in many ensembles, collaborated with many other artists, established festival Hvalur in Bratislava, and is now a member of the wind quintet “Polaris 5”.

She is looking forward to teach other children the way of the flute, to inspire and help them to achieve their dreams.

Ms. Iida-Alina Poijärvi

Iida-Alina is a cellist and pedagogue from Finland. She studied in the Helsinki Conservatory and Turku Arts Academy, and has a Bachelor’s degree in music with specialization in pedagogy. She’s experienced in teaching both cello and music theory for students of wide range and different levels. She has a Master’s degree in music performance at the University of Stavanger, and is now working as a group leader of the cello and double bass in Jæren Symfoniorkester and performing in various projects, for example in concert series of Duo Joseida.


Iida-Alina is also educated as a practical nurse, that has given her deep understanding about communication with different people, and that she benefits from as a teacher too.
Iida-Alina’s main goal as a teacher is to inspire and encourage her students to find their creativity and give them solid musical and technical tools for expressing themselves through the instrument. She meets all her students as individuals with individual needs and strengths, and she enjoys sharing the joy of learning at every lesson.