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Lessons offered by Ada
  • Individual
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The lessons will be held
  • Chez le professeur
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Early Learning Activities - for children
  • Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Ada - Blackheath Westcombe - Music Early Learning Activities - for children

Methodology

Bring sounds of music and beautiful tone of the violin into your life! I'm professional musician and experienced teacher. From introducing the instrument to preparing for exams and concerts I will make it all easy and fun.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Classical violin
Chamber music
Baroque violin
Early Years Music
(Optionally in Polish/Russian)

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Since her solo debut at the age of eleven, Ada's career has seen her perform widely in her homes of London and Poland in a broad range of styles. She performs all music from baroque to contemporary and is no stranger to the modern or period violin having performed with the Gabrieli Consort, The English Concert, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and Florilegium to name a few. Since then she has performed in such venues as Buckingham Palace, the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square, National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Albert Hall, Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi, Gothenburg Concert Hall and National Forum of Music in Wrocław, amongst others.

She has won several prizes at international violin competitions, including an Honourable Mention at the Greater Poland Music Competition and at the Polish Forum of Young Instrumentalists. Together with pianist Inna Montesclaros (appearing as 'Nox Duo') they won 3rd prize at the Rising Stars Grand Prix - International Music Competition in Berlin. She has also recently been appointed leader of Belsize Baroque Orchestra in London.

Ada was awarded the Star Award by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Margot MacGibbon Award and Anthony Edward Brookes Award (supported her studies at RAM) and the Belsize Leader Scholarship. She is also generously supported by the Henry Wood Trust, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust and Grabowski Foundation. Big pleasure for her was to belong to the Youth Jury in the 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

- How much do you charge?

£30 - 30 minutes
£50 - 60 minutes

- Where do you teach?

I'm based at Greenwich and I'm happy to teach at my place during weekends or weekdays after 6pm. I can also travel within zone 1-2 in central London to student's homes.

- When are you available?

I have flexible schedule and can travel to students' houses. Teaching in my place available (SE3) during weekend or Monday-Friday after 6pm.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I can teach beginners to intermediate students or working adults. The passion is the most important element !

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Violin Grades 1-8 (ABRSM), Music Theory Grades 1-8 (ABRSM), Music GSCE, Music A-Level

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Please contact me if you have any queries. I look forward to hearing from you! :)

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

Music has been my life's passion. Certainly I have always been very keen to experience new opportunities, but it was not until I began teaching that I realised that this is what I most enjoy in music. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a child gain new skills, or the enjoyment that results from mastering a new piece, a new technique, a new style or playing with others.

From the very beginning a teacher's encourage is crucial. I consider myself lucky that I have studied under some great teachers, and now I see it as my duty to pass on this inspiration to the next generation.

I have gained my experience with:

The Strings Club (ongoing) where I work as a Violin Course Leader and a Venue Manager for the Greenwich area.

Questors Young Musicians Club (2016-2017) where I have been teaching children of all ages and preparing them for ABRMS exams and school concerts.

Do-re-mi babies with whom I have co-lead concerts aimed at parents with young children under 5's (ongoing)

The Square School in London (2015-2016) where I have been teaching music

Explore Languages – language school (2014-2015) where I have taught Polish language children 4 - 11 years old

ESTA's Pathways in Teaching and The Sound Connections project training (2013-2014)

RCM Junior Department – Museum children's event: spoken presentation and demonstration how the violin has changed over the time (2014)

RCM Sparks - Turtle Song which was a partnership project with Turtle Key Arts and English Touring Opera. It brought music, movement and singing to people with memory problems and their carers. (2014)

St Mary Abbots School in London – working with Year 4 children (2014)

Gunnersbury Catholic School in London – preparing and leading music workshop with Year 6 children (2013)


I'm happy to travel to students' homes depending on my availability or teach at my place during weekends.
Do not hesitate to get in touch in order to arrange a first lesson!

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes, I have

- Where and with whom did you train?

The Royal College of Music - Bachelor of Music (Honoured) with Itzhak Rashkovsky, Michal Cwizewicz and Catherine Martin
The Royal Academy of Music - Master of Arts with Levon Chilingirian and Simon Standage

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Yes, I'm member of Musicians' Union and I regularly attend workshops organised by ESTA.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

At The Strings Club I teach children aged 4-11.
Teaching privately at my studio flat based in Westcombe Park area I enjoy preparing my students for exams and school concerts.
I have also few adult music lovers with whom we're trying to regain their abilities to play and build confidence in performing.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £20/h
Lessons offered by Ada
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
Chez le professeur
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Early Learning Activities - for children
  • Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £20/h

Ada's CV

• BMus (Hons) Royal College of Music
• Master of Arts Royal Academy of Music
• I have up-to-date DBS Certificate
• I belong to Musicians' Union

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