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Magdalena Kostka - Violin/ Piano Tutor in Cardiff

Magdalena Kostka Classical Piano Teacher (Cardiff)

Magdalena Kostka Gold Member

  • Adamsdown (CF10)
  • Last Logged In: 17 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Female
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  • Professional Qualification PhD, MMus, MA
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS checked 2017

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Personal Message
My great passion is teaching students of all ages and abilities to play the piano and violin. I have been teaching music for twenty years. Each lesson is specifically tailored to the student's age, needs and development.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical and jazz violin
Classical piano
Aural training
Music Theory
Chamber Music
Tell me about your qualifications.
PhD in Musicology, Cardiff University
MMus (with Distinction), Goldsmiths, University of London
MA, the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland
Studied jazz violin with John Blake in New York
Teaching Qualifications (QTS)
What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked as a performer and teacher for twenty years. Thus I have attained a wide range of teaching experience, from very young children to adults, and from beginners to diploma level. In addition to giving one-to-one piano and violin lessons to children (as young as four) and adults, I teach groups in music schools.

I am experienced with different teaching methods, such as Suzuki, Yamaha, Alexander, Kodaly. I had the privilege of participating in classes by the legendary Roberta Guaspari (Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, New York), and I followed masterclasses with international renowned teachers such as Zakhar Bron and Barry Harris.
How much do you charge?
£15 - 30 minutes
£20 - 45 minutes
£25 - 60 minutes
Where do you teach?
Lessons take place at my music studio (CF10). I may also be able to travel to your home, please contact me for more details.
When are you available?
Times and days of lessons can be flexible. Please enquire.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities (from beginners to advanced players).
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Trinity/Guildhall Exams and ABRSM Exams (100% success rate grades 1-8);
and any other qualifications the student wishes to prepare for.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes.
Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students range from complete beginners to advanced players.

I teach a number of young and adult beginners. Among them is, for example, a five-year-old boy with great potential (he's been playing the violin for two years), his mother often joins him in her own violin lessons. I also teach a few advanced players. Some of them are working towards ABRSM exams, whilst others are learning for their own enjoyment without the formality of exams.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I strongly believe that music gives us a richer experience of the world and sharpens and rewards our senses and intellect. A benefit everyone deserves! So whatever your age and experience, let's enjoy exploring music together.

My lessons are engaging and cover not only all technical aspects of playing the piano or violin, but also a wide range of musical activities, including duets, composition, aural training, and fun games (for children).

Please get in touch if you have any questions.