Why IPAA? For who? For what purpose?

Our main purpose is to open and bring the beauty of classical music to people of any age. Nowadays when classical music has lack of attention and support, the new generation has difficulties to discover it in a natural way.

IPAA is created by two highly skilled musicians from Russia and Netherlands, Julia Achkinazy and Bernhard Touwen: experienced teachers and performers who developed an intense and effective Method of piano playing.

Piano as an instrument, performing and perception of music as a goal. Development of the performing artist (the student) has the central focus within the IPAA-Method.

This Method is based on great complex knowledge and important musical principals: a syntheses of the most significant musical ideals from great musicians such as F. Liszt, H. Neuhaus, S. Rachmaninoff and A. Cortot, T. Leschetizky.

The natural interaction of the culturally rich “Russian Piano School” and west-European pedagogical achievements resulted in a balanced, modern and effective piano method.

This new Method will make Classical Music being a natural and necessary part of your life!

We invite you to show your interest by contacting us: or
+31-(0)6-40868128 Julia Achkinazy