Welcome Everyone, I am a concert pianist and enthusiastic teacher. Piano playing is my passion and I love to share my musical skills and knowledge with others. I believe that music has a great power to enrich our lives and everyone deserves it.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach classical piano, chamber music and music theory at all levels. During piano lessons I work with a students on the development of piano technique and musicianship as well as on his/her aural skills, harmony, sight-reading, analysis and elements of improvisation.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I started playing the piano at the age of six. After 12 years of studying in Poland, I have received a diploma at the Chopin State Music school in Warsaw ( with distinction ) . I am currently doing a Fellowship programme in piano performance studying with Ronan O`Hora at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. in 2017 I completed my Master degree with first class honours. I have won prizes at international competitions in UK and Poland. I have been participating in many Masterclasses and piano courses over the years. Most recently I attended Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £60 pounds per hour for a lesson at my place. It is also possible to adjust the time for student's individual needs in which case the price is negotiable. There is a £5 pounds fee if I have to travel far to student's home.
- Where do you teach?
I usually teach at my apartment which is near Essex Road station. I have a nice Kawai upright piano. I am also happy to teach at students' homes.
- When are you available?
My schedule is really flexible. Practically all days and times are possible to suit your needs.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Music is for everyone and I feel comfortable teaching both children and adults. All levels are very welcome.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I always work with students toward their individual needs. I can prepare them for all exams including ABRSM and Trinity College exams (all grades), entry auditions for college or school, concerts and other performances or just improve their piano skills.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Playing the piano can be a great pleasure for everyone. I will help to make it easier for you. Sometimes practising can be tiring but if it is done well it brings good result and lots of satisfaction. I will do my best to teach you to work in the most efficient way. Sharing my knowledge and skills that I have gained so far makes me very happy. I am continuously developing as a musician and teaching is an inseparable part of that. Please contact me if you want to start piano lessons or you have any questions.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching piano privately both in Poland and UK for 10 years. I also worked with other instrumentalists and singers as a piano accompanist ( coaching ).
References are available.
Also I am an active performer and I have been recently performing solo and chamber music concerts in wonderful concert halls including Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall,Purcell Room as well as during many international music festivals worldwide.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, Enhanced DBS checked
- Where and with whom did you train?
Chopin State school of Music in Warsaw - Joanna Kurpiowska
Guildhall School of Music and Drama - Ronan O'Hora
Aspen Music Festival and School - Yoheved Kaplinsky
London Piano Masterclass - Norma Fisher
Various Piano Masterclass - Richard Goode, Robert Levin, Angela Hewitt, Thomas Adès, Jonathan Biss, Kevin Kenner, Dmitri Bashkirov, Graham Scott, Emile Naumoff, Janina Fialkowska,
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Yes, Guildhall School of Music&Drama.
• first class BMus degree Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2011-2015
• Fellowship at Aspen Music Festival and School 2015
• first class MPerf degree Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2015-2017
• Fellowship at Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2017-2018
• Musicians Union
Perfect! Krzysztof is a hugely talented musician - and a great teacher! He has an infectious enthusiasm for music and works hard to make the most out of the time we spend at the piano together. He not only carefully structures the lessons but also my own practice time - and has a very rounded approach to teaching the piano (spanning scales/some music theory in my case). Personally, I am a mature student returning to the piano and I have made far more progress in recent months than I have in the past - and, indeed, ever thought possible. His tuition has revealed the better piano player hidden within me.
I've had Krzysztof as piano teacher for over a year now, after several years of not practicing, and feel very happy to recommend him. Unlike a number of teachers I had in the past, his approach to teaching goes beyond just the reading and playing of scores. He always finds clear ways of explaining the structure of a piece and the musical ideas behind them and has also been helping me significantly improve my technique (I'm currently preparing for a piano exam). On a personal level, Krzysztof is friendly, patient and careful, and lessons with Krzysztof are always very enjoyable. Definitely recommends !
After almost 10 years of not touching the piano and a history of so many unmotivated teachers I started playing again with Krzysztof as my tutor about 2 years ago. Since then piano became an inseparable part of my life. Due to his patience, care and more importantly his unique way of teaching music I was able to enjoy it again and get more confident. He is always looking for the ways that are more accustomed to the way you learn and not just based on text books. He is a very passionate teacher and you can learn so much from him.
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