Coaching and Lessons

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USA Yamaha Remote Lesson at Frankfurt Music Fair. How long distance teaching works.

Ratko Delorko | Coachings, Lessons and Masterclasses

Coaching for Diploma and Competition

Lessons for Upcoming Professionals

Enthusiasts welcome!


Studio located in Essen-Kettwig, Germany 

Video and Audio Recording Facilities


The Art of Online Tuition:

Long Distance Lessons via Internet and coordinated video

in nearly every country of the world. A high standard digital piano is required.


Single Lesson 60 minutes

Lesson discount package of 8, 10 and 15 hours available.


For details please call +49 172 6205349


History of the Piano

300 years of piano history packed in a 2 hours lecture and presenting news from the past. The evolution of the piano starting with the Stick Zither, Monochord, and Clavichord, to the Verginal, Spinet and Harpsichord. Travel back in time from Cristofori`s op. 1, to the various types of the "Hammerclavier," and to the modern concert grand. 


What was the technical improvement by Cristofori ? He invented  The Hammer Action Pushing Principle. When the first piano recital took place ? Who was the first to play with his profile to the audience ? Who inventend the Double Escapement ? How many pianos Liszt used to destroy in a concert until he got a Boesendorfer ? When was the Overstrung Scale patented ? Why was 1865 Steinway´s sad year ? What is the difference between a Viennese  Action and an English Action ? What grand donated Robert Schumann 1853 to his wife Clara ?


These and many other questions are answered in this lecture, also showing specific playing characteristics as static and dynamic downweights, key dips, frequency responses of the instruments and their musical influence on composers and piano technique form the beginning until today.


A 120 minute Power-Point aided lecture using amazing video and audio examples from original period instruments.





Ratko Delorko | History of the Piano

Improvisation for Classical Players 

Where, when and how to start improvising in classical music.


Demystifying Baroque and Post Baroque Embellishments

The Roadmap to Clarity.


Self Recording for Classical Musicians

The Audio Basics, Best Mic Positioning, Edit Basics, The Essentials about DSPs and the Aggregators.


Ergonomic and Efficient Piano Technique 

Solutions for almost every playing situation.


Quick and Efficient Learning Techniques

Not s much time left for practicing? 

A common problem…


Preventing from Injuries

How does tendonitis happen? How can you prevent it with stretching and warmup exercises?


Performing Techniques 

Dos and don’ts on stage during exams, competitions and concerts, programming


Different Styles – Different Techniques and Sounds 

The Basics of Baroque- , Classical – Romantic – Impressionistic and Contemporary Piano Performance. Learn which performance techniques transfer from period instruments to the contemporary piano and which do not.


Ratko Delorko | Masterclasses

The masterclass may be introduced with a recital by Ratko Delorko. From the next 3-6 days on, up to 10 students will receive one to one lessons every day. All lessons will be public, providing a very special opportunity to learn more about various interpretation and  efficient piano technique.


The major goal is to find solutions for almost every playing situation. No matter which piece the student may present: Almost any issue will be isolated and practically solved. At the end of the masterclass all students will do a common recital. 


On one day of the masterclass Ratko Delorko will do a lecture on the history of the piano and an additional topic on request.


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Ratko Delorko | Lecture on Piano History
Ratko Delorko | Yamaha Remote Lesson

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Long Distance Lessons

Ratko Delorko | Online Piano Academy

Since 2008, Ratko Delorko provided professional online piano instruction. These are referred to as long distance lessons ... more


Ratko Delorko | Compositions

Ratko Delorko performs various compositions such as "Ice Palace" or the grotesque "Penguinesque"  -Tracks and Insights of the Penguin ...  more


Ratko Delorko | Programs

A colourful potpourri of classical, romantic and contemporary programs, Gershwin,  history of the piano  and ... more


Ratko Delorko | Publications

Books that  bring together the cumulative knowledge of a pianist who is not solely concerned with piano playing.   more


Ratko Delorko | Recordings

Take a journey through classical, romantic and contemporary recordings: from Brahms, Beethoven, Händel, Liszt to Gershwin. Enjoy!   more

Coachings & Lectures

Ratko Delorko | Coaching, Lectures, Masterclasses

Professional support and insights: Coaching for diploma and competition, master classes or lectures on the history of the piano. more

UK and International Bookings:

Piha International Entertainment

Phone: +44 (0) 333 123 1976 

Booking Europe:

Barbara - Agent for Artists

+49 172 201 2001

Booking Scandinavia:

Scandinavian Artist Service

Sigrid Auberg


Booking Asia:

Sky-Culture, Rebecca Yang


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