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 Assignments April 22 -29

Klara,

Warm up : 5 note scales C, D, E, F and G

Review : Balloon man – get our position ready , on black keys

New : Misty Morning – try to remember your stops! (count every six beats)

By memory : Favorite things – break in sections :)

(practice time – 10 – 15 minutes a day)

Casey Ann,

Warm up : Diminished 7th chord – al minor scales, solid and broken

Sight reading : Away from home – focus on the 2nd page

In progress : Gravity falls – have left hand chords ready

New : Haydn Sonata in C minor – HS , make sure to follow indicated fingering

(practice time – 20 minutes a day)

Emet,

Warm up : scales : C, G, D and A major , 1 octave, parallel and contrary motion

In progress : Malaguena – keep steady beat, listen to left hand broken chords for the quarter note pulse

New : Our Special Waltz – HS/HT

By memory : Dance of the Irish – add dynamics (sounds great! :))

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

Nathalia,

Warm up : Scales : C, G, D, A and E major, HS/HT , 1 octave

In progress : Tarantella in A

By memory : Spanish Caballero – add dynamics (sounds great! :)) (keep arpeggios evenly)

New : Lunar eclipse – have your positions ready

(blues in C)

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

Kollel,

Warm up : Scales C, G, D , A and E major , HT, parallel and contrary motion

Review : Howl at the moon,

All I have to do is dream

In progress : Olympic Procession – HS/HT , focus n the second page

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

Amelia,

Warm up : scales C, G, D and A major, HS and HT , 1 octave

Review : The Wild Colt – have the chords ready (LH – changing positions)

In progress : Working out – make sure to follow indicated fingering

New : Sonatina in C – HS

(practice time – 20 minutes a day)

Lucy,

Warm up : scales C, G, D and A major, HS/HT , 1 octave

Review : The Wild Colt

In progress : Melody – C position, focus on the 3rd line

New : The music box – HS/HT – C position

(practice time : 15 minutes a day)

Ian,

Warm up : Scales C, G, D, A and E major, HS/HT parallel and contrary motion

Review : Overture – Focus on the 2nd page

In progress : I the Hall of the Mountain King – try HT , have your positions ready (LH)

(Practice time : 20 minutes a day)

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