My main principle for teaching is to share the passion for creating and enjoying music with others in a friendly atmosphere. I pay attention to the student's character and personality and I use special teaching techniques that are suitable for them. I create a friendly, positive and fully engaging atmosphere that helps students to learn fast and without a big effort.
I try to make the lessons varied and fun, and I focus on teaching good habits that enable a player to maintain proper posture, healthy breathing and a good flute technique that pave the way for playing the instrument in a comfortable and relaxed way now and in the future.
I am a musician, flautist and a fully qualified flute and music teacher with more than 5 years of tutoring and school-teaching experience.
I hold a Master's degree in Music Performance (flute specialization) from the Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland where I also completed a teacher's training course.
I am a qualified teacher with an experience in teaching in a school setting and giving private tuition. As a flute teacher, I have worked in a maintained music school for two and a half years. Throughout this time, I also worked as a regular flute teacher first in an independent music school and then in an independent school as a flute tutor.
As a private instrumental tutor, I helped students progress in every aspect of flute playing and also excel in their results in national school exams and competitions. Apart from teaching the art of flute playing, I made students grow in their general musicianship and equipped them with fundamentals of music theory.
Oct 2014 – July 2016
Master of Arts in Performance, Flute - Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland
Chamber Music Emphasis
Master's Thesis title - 'The Flute in Cuban Dance Music'
Completed pedagogy course and obtained Teaching Certificate
Oct 2011 – July 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Performance, Flute - Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz
Private Instrumental Tutoring
Feb 2016 – Aug 2018
Chamber music teacher and Flute teacher
Primary and Secondary School of Music in Kutno, Poland
Sept 2017 – June 2018
Bernardine Primary School in Lodz, Poland
Sept 2016 – June 2017
Primary Private School of Music of Educational Association ‘Edukacja’ in Lodz, Poland
Academy of Music in Lodz
Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Wind Orchestra
Lodz Philharmonic Hall
Symphony Orchestra - Internship
Symphony Orchestra of Marcin Werner, Lodz, Poland
Principal Flute, Second Flute
Chamber Orchestra ‘Lodz Camerata’
Katherine is a fantastic teacher, she is
very patient and passionate about the flute. My daughters have learned so much since starting lessons with Katherine and I would recommend her for anyone looking for solid, enjoyable music education and anyone willing to work hard for amazing results
Katherine and I we organised many concerts together. She's 100% professional at work and a really loose person after work.
I know she is always excited about teaching and cares a lot of her pupils.
Extremely patient, flexible teacher explaining things clearly and in an intetesting way. Very nice atmosphere, couldn't recommend her more !
Katherine is passionate about music and extremaly skillful. In addition, she's simply a very kind, warm and patient person. This means you'll not only attend professional and inspiring tutoring classes but it will also be surrounded with a great atmosphere.
i have known Katherine as a housemate and house guest for a few years now and can sincerely recommend her for any position she has chosen to pursue. Of her many attributes I would suggest her extraordinary diligence, empathy, determination and drive will stand her in good stead as well as an enviable knowledge of music in general as well as her abilities as a flautist. My honest suggestion would be to grab her with both hands and you'll never look back.
Katherine is a great tutor. She is pleasant, very knowledgeable and always very prepared. Any student would be lucky to have her as a tutor.
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