Kasia Young

Toronto Piano and Music Theory Teacher

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

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 assignments Feb 10 – 18

Casey Ann,

Warm up : scales : C, D, E, F, G major and minor, four note chords, broken and solid

In progress: Chopin – Polonaise in G minor, focus on the middle part , F major , have the chords left hand ready

Bach : Invention in F major No 8 , keep 16th notes evenly and steady tempo

New : Run away from home – work on the next page, use indicated fingering

(practice time 20 minutes a day)

Clara,

Warm up : 5 finger scales : C and G

Review: First march

The balloon man

Three little pigs

  • have your position ready – fingers by numbers and pictures

(practice time 10 minutes a day)

Carmen,

Warm up : C, G, D major scales and triads solid and broken

Review : Lone star waltz – extended C position

By memory : Erie canal , e minor key (f sharp)

(practice time 15 minutes a day)

Renaud,

Warm up : 5 finger scales C, D, E and chords

Review : Alley cats choir

Bingo – make sure to use correct fingering

In progress : My 1st waltz , have middle C position ready (thumbs on C)

(practice time 15 minutes a day)

Emet,

Warm up : C , G and D major scales

Review : Brahms Lullaby – melody between right and left hand, follow up phrasing

In progress : Kum ba ya , C position , have left hand chords ready

New : Storm and the rainbow

(practice time 15 – 20 minutes a day)

Nathalia,

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

In progress : Sounds from the gumdrop factory

Almost like a dream

New : Spanish Caballero, arpeggios : A, G, F and E major

Sixth hour – C position

(practice time 20 minutes a day)

Kollel ,

Warm up : C, G, D, A major scales , parallel and contrary motion

In progress : Scherzo – D minor – F major , try hands together

New : Raisins and almonds, hands separately, follow indicated fingering

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

Lucy,

Warm up : scales C, G and D major, chords solid and broken

Review : Melody , focus on the 3rd line

In progress: Ice skating , right hand high C position

New : copy cat, notice imitation pattern in right and left hand

(practice time : 15 minutes a day)

Amelia,

Warm up : C, G, D major scales and triads, solid and broken

Review : Horseback riding (D minor – F major)

In progress : At the beach, focus on the 3rd line (diminished chords)

New : Working out , hands separately, make sure to follow indicated fingering

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

Ian,

Warm up : C, G, D, A, E major scales , C and D minor scales . parallel and contrary motion

Review : Country dance, watch for the position changes

New : Overture, expanded A minor position, hands separately

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)





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