Welcome! I am so happy that you have chosen to study the piano and I truly look forward to sharing my passion and knowledge of music with you! Piano study can be a very enjoyable and satisfying experience for a student of any age or level. It is deeply life‐enriching. Piano study provides an invaluable skill and a lifelong appreciation of music. It is a muti‐faceted study that develops one’s ear and knowledge for a lifetime of greater enjoyment and understanding of music.
There are countless other remarkable benefits of studying the piano that can be applied to various areas of one’s life, including the development of problem‐solving skills, focus, self‐ discipline, self‐determination, cognitive skills, memory development, the ability to set and strive for goals while enjoying the notion of process and progress, and celebrating the nature of accomplishment and achievement.
My children are grown now, (25 & 22) but my memories of their time with Marzena shine clear and bright in my mind! Our son, Tim, was the first to introduce us to Marzena's skills when we joined one of her Kindermusik classes. Tim was a very busy two-year old! I worried about that, but Marzena didn't and introduced him to the world of music and taught me how to share this world with my son. After meeting Marzena through Kindermusik, we had our daughter (Tim's older sister), Suzanne take piano lessons with Marzena. I couldn't wait for this time each week. Suzanne loved her time with Marzena and so did I! Both of our children have an appreciate for music which, no doubt, has been influenced by Marzena. Suzanne went to Susquehanna University on music scholarships for her voice which I wholeheartedly believe was influenced by Marzena. Marzena sees the goodness in each and every child. She fosters them as musicians and as little people (and bigger people) making their way in the world. She builds their confidence and makes them feel important. I wholeheartedly endorse Marzena's skills and am so grateful for the role she played in helping to raise our musical children!
Marzena has far exceeded my expectations in a music teacher. She has a life-long passion for music that is inspiring. She has an amazing ability to engage children and tailor her teachings to align with their individual needs. My 9 year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Marzena for over 3 years and absolutely loves her. I wasn't sure how my daughter was going to take to piano, but she has been enjoying it immensely. I can't thank Marzena enough for nurturing my daughter's love of music.
Not everyone who is an excellent pianist can also teach children to play the piano. What has impressed us the most about Marzena is that she is an educator first. Because of her Montessori and other training in childhood education she understands how children learn, and especially that not all children learn the same way. Her patience with them in trying different approaches is wonderful to see. Most importantly she encourages a love of music along with developing their skills in piano playing.
My son wanted to quit playing because it cut into his playtime with friends but every time he went to his lesson he left with a big smile and always wanting to play or talk about what he accomplished. Marzena is excellent with children. Her joy and passion for music comes out with every lesson.and every smile.
I invite a new student for an initial interview. We meet and decide whether we are a good match for each other. At this time I asses the level of the student and appropriate material we will need to best faciltate his/her learning.
The first lesson is free.
I stared my music education at seven at the the K.Lipnski Music School in Lublin, Poland and earned BA in Music Education from The Fryderic Chopin University in Warsaw, Poland. I am cerified Early Childhood Education.
30 min. lessons are $30.00
45 mi. lessons are $38.00
60 min. lessons are $45.00
I started teaching about 25 years ago. Most of my students were my Kinermusik graduates, age 5 and older.
I have primarily worked with children ages 5 -18yrs.
Once a 5 years old student refused to play a Christmas piece"We Three Kings". When I asked her why, she said "It makes me cry in my heart". I thought it was so pure and insightful for a little child to feel so strongly the mood of the music.
I would advise parents to find a teacher who has education and experiance teaching students the age of their child.
Attend a Student Recital of your selected teacher.
1.what is the studio policy
2.does the teacher offer opportunity to play recitals/evaluations
3.what teaching method will be used (Suzuki or traditional)