Katarzyna Cieslik Violin Lessons, The Royal Conservatory Of Music
I am a classically-trained violinist who moved to the U.S. from my native Poland. I have worked as a violinist in a professional symphony orchestra for more than 20 years. Complementary to all my performance activities, I have passionately pursued my interest in teaching since my years of study at the Academy of Music where I specialized in pedagogy and performance. I'm certified The Royal Conservatory of Music teacher.
I particularly enjoy working with young children who are uniquely malleable and excited to learn the violin. I firmly believe that teaching music is an activity which not only trains children to play their instrument well, but in a more holistic way, shapes their values and character
Do you own a violin?
Able to read music
Instrument interested in
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I cater the teaching method to the needs of each student on an individual basis. Children often require a greater amount of creative play and activities which reward accomplishment and concentrated effort.
Adults may often have more specific goals as to what they wish to accomplish, such as improving a particular technique, or re-discovering a previously learned work.
Some of my students wish to participate in festivals and competitions for which I can prepare them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy (Warsaw Academy of Music)
Violinist (Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic -- European Art Center, Bialystok)
Member of the Sotto Voce String Quartet
Music Mind Games Teacher Training Workshop 1 and 2
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing is based on a rate of $30 per 1/2 hour.
Beginners ordinarily start with 1/2 hour sessions increasing to one hour as their repertoire increases in complexity.