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