Kasia Young

Toronto Piano and Music Theory Teacher

Kasia YoungABC Academy of Music2017-11-27T20:23:54-04:00

Project Description

M.Mus (Katowice)

Graduating with a Masters Degree in Music from the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, Kasia brings to ABC Music Academy over 20 years of teaching experience. A warm and patient teacher, Kasia moved to Toronto 18 years ago where she has been an accomplished teacher in numerous music schools. She has taught individual and group lessons to students of all ages and all levels of piano. Besides preparing for RCM exams, festivals and music competitions, Kasia teaches composition and counterpoint, and helps each student develop their own personal style. Whether you wish to learn pop, classical, jazz, or contemporary, Kasia is a teacher who can help you achieve your music goals!

Every student is unique, and Kasia customizes each lesson to focus on the specific needs of the individual. Kasia keeps a healthy balance between the creative part of the lesson and learning the craft itself, and incorporates ear training and sight reading into each lesson. Working for years in the digital editing of the Symphony Orchestra in Poland for radio broadcasts, and also performing in various group ensembles, she brings vast experience to the art of teaching.

The enjoyment of making music can be contagious, and highly addictive. As believed through the centuries, music, not only as an art form, but as a science, helps students in many areas of life and keeps them mentally healthy and happy. The journey through each level and every lesson is a fun and satisfying adventure, both to the student and for Kasia. She looks forward to meeting you!

Hobbies:  Traveling, Exploring Nature, Cooking, Conversation

Musical influences:  Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Knapik

Favourite food:  Everything

Least favourite food:  None

Favourite music:  Classical, Funk, Jazz, Contemporary

Favourite song:  Too many to mention

Favourite movie:  Buffalo 66

Favouirite movie music:  The Living Sea

Favourite musical theatre/opera:  Hair

Best quote from your teacher:  Stop practicing and go for a walk

Favourite quote:  All you need is love

Favourite book:  Ubik, by Philip K. Dick

Best thing about teaching at ABC:  My students, and the relaxing atmosphere

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Homework Post : March 17 – 24

Casey Ann,

Warm up : Diminished 7th chords – solid and broken

In progress : Handel – Prelude in G minor, HS 1st page

Sight reading : Far away from home

(practice time : 10 minutes a day)

Carmen,

Warm up : C, G, D major scale, HS/HT

By memory : Erie Canal

New : Skip to my Lou

Left over popcorn – C position

(practice time 15 minutes a day)

Renaud,

Warm up : C, D, E arpeggios

Review : Dinosaur stomp

In progress : Famous people

New : Frankenstein dance

(practice time : 10 minutes a day)

Emet,

Warm up : C, G , D major scales

New : The Elf’s silver hammer – RH high C position

The Horsemen Night Ride : C minor

Review : Caravan : D minor

(practice time : 15 minutes a day)

Nathalia ,

Warm up : C, G, D, E, A major scales and triads

New : Lazy Chords Blues

Deck the halls – HS/HT, C position

Review : Spanish Caballero

Amelia,

Warm up : C, G major scales and triads

Review : Working out

New : Sonatina, RH high C position

In progress : The wild colt

(practice time : 15 minutes a day)

Lucy,

Warm up : C, G major scales

In progress: Ice skating, RH – High C position

Review : Melody , focus on the 3rd line

(practice time : 15 minutes a day)




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