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Kasia Young2020-12-10T15:12:14-05:00

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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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Hello everyone! By now you have all seen that I will be taking a leave from my teaching position with ABC. Though I spoke with you all during your lessons on Sunday, I just wanted to mention again how much I’ve enjoyed working with you all this past semester! Each and every one of you are such fabulous students! It’s truly been a great experience.

I will be seeing one of you this week for a makeup lesson, but for everyone else, I wanted to wish you the best next semester, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Please see below for practice suggestions during the break should you feel so inclined, but make sure you get plenty of time to relax as well!

Klara

So sorry I missed you this week! I’m not exactly sure what happened there/why I didn’t see you in the waiting room on Zoom. Looking forward to our lesson this coming Sunday!

Emet

-Intermezzo: keep on practicing and try adding the pedal
-Hound Dog: practice hands separately and once you feel confident with the rhythm, try putting it hands together
-Scales: D minor harmonic (#2 in your book) and D minor melodic (#3) both in RH and LH

Nathalia

-Up on the Housetop: isolate bars 9-12 for extra practice, and then work on practicing the whole thing hands together

Kollel

-Fur Elise: print the version I sent you if you haven’t already, and practice from that version instead. Continue to work on it hands together, and for problem sections, practice it slowly hands separately

Renaud

-Grandmother: practice hands together
-Up on the Housetop: practice it with 1st and 2nd endings. Find page 2 and try it out on your own! (Or maybe Carmen can help you!)

Carmen

-Pirate of the North Sea: pay attention to the staccatos, and watch out for the rhythms of 8th notes versus quarter notes
-Queen’s Royal Entrance: watch for the staccatos, watch out for the 8th notes in bar 15, and the 8va at the ned
-keep practicing The First Noel and O Christmas Tree

Awesome work everyone! I hope you have an excellent break, and an amazing semester in 2021!

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