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Danusia Adamska-Baszko - Violin Viola Tutor in South East London

Danusia Adamska Classical Violin Teacher (South East London)

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  • Professional Qualification Bachelor of Music (Hons)
  • Professional Qualification Masters of Music, Postgraduate Artist Diploma
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check fully DBS checked
  • Professional Membership Musicians Union
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Personal Message
Welcome! I am violin and viola teacher based in South East London. I get quick results with clear and easy to follow guidelines. I continue to train and get inspired by top music pedagogues around the world and pass this on to my students.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach violin, viola, music theory and musicianship - using principles of Kodály and Dalcroze approach.

I help my students develop their technique and give clear advice on how to improve. I give easy to follow instructions and exercises on how to practice and work on the technical aspects of playing an upper strings instrument. I introduce music theory and aural training during my lessons and give advice on how to prepare for Grade exams.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Postgraduate Artist Diploma (2013 - 2015)
Masters of Music at Trinity College of Music, London (2010 - 2013)
Bachelor of Music (Hons) at Trinity College of Music, London (2007 - 2010)
Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland 2004 - 2007

Additional qualifications:
- Certificate in Kodály Methodology (2015) with British Kodály Academy
- Colourstrings Teacher Training (Hungary, Menuhin School, National Youth Choir of Scotland)
- Dalcroze Certificate UK training (2010- 2011)
- Kodály Musicianship (2013-16) with Yuko and David Vinden

There is also a possibility of having music lessons in Polish. / Prowadze lekcje rowniez w jezyku polskim.
What kind of experience do you have?
I work with children as young as 4 leading Reception Musicianship classes for London Music Masters based on Kodály. I work with Primary School children up to teenagers - preparing them for ABRSM and Trinity Board exams on violin and viola. In my private practice, I mostly work with adult amateurs and music enthusiast who started learning string instrument later in life.
I conduct and arrange music for string orchestras (East London Late Starters Orchestra), coach string quartets (Mary Ward Centre).
I had been teaching Kodály Musicianship in Junior Trinity College of Music, North London Conservatoire and London Music Masters - you can find out more about LMM here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohNcxAumQjA&list=UUPviAehXZsHeB6Q7sl07Wcg


I trained in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Colourstrings and in Kodály and I use those methods while working with my students. I am a performing musician myself and I have experience of playing in various ensembles. I have made recordings as part of a bigger ensemble for BBC Radio 1 and BBC 3. I am happy to share my knowledge with my students and to guide them on every aspect of violin and viola playing.
How much do you charge?
I charge £40 for 60 minutes violin/viola lesson at my place and £50 if I need to travel to my student's place.
Where do you teach?
I teach at my place (next to Thames Clippers Station, 10 minutes walk from Woolwich Arsenal train / DLR station). Please contact me for more details.
When are you available?
My schedule is flexible. Please - contact me for more details.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach children and adults from the very beginner to advanced level.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
YES. I have up-to-date DBS check.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians Union, ESTA
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied in Poland, I have studied in Germany (MusikHochSchule in Luebeck) with Naomi Seiler and at the Trinity College of Music in London with Rivka Golani - recognized as one of the greatest violists and musicians of modern times. I had been taking part in a number of masterclasses (Sweden, Hungary, Germany) and teacher training seminars.
I studied Dalcroze with Karin Greenhead and Jacqueline Vann and Kodály musicianship with David Vinden. I took part in Colourstrings symposiums with Géza and Csaba Szilvay.
Tell me about some of your current students.
All of my students are very keen and dedicated. Each one is working in his/ her own pace - dealing with different issues and challenges. There is no 'one pattern' applied to everyone - I like to approach my students individually and treat each one of them as an unique case.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe we are all able to learn how to play.
Using the exercises I recommend you will build a good violin technique that will give you confidence to play the instrument in a way you never thought you could.