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Natalia Kawka - Singing Teacher in Finchley, Hampstead, Highgate

Natalia Kawka Jazz/ Pop Singing Teacher (North London)

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  • East Finchley (N2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 12 Jun 2018
  • Sex: Female
  • Web site: soundcloud.com/natalia-kawka
  • Can Travel To: Brent, Camden, City of London, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Tower Hamlets
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  • Professional Qualification BMus Jazz Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Professional Qualification Second Study in Classical Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Professional Membership Musician Union
  • References References are available upon request

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Personal Message
In my lessons you will understand how your voice works and will learn how to control it. We will be strongly focusing on your musical creativity, performing skills and stage confidence to give you everything you need as an outstanding performer!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Jazz Singing
Pop, Soul and Gospel Singing
Vocal Coaching
Vocal Therapy
Songwriting
Piano Accompaniment for Singers
Tell me about your qualifications.
I finished my Bachelor degree in Jazz Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, together with Second Study in Classical Singing.
I also have qualifications in piano and music theory.
What kind of experience do you have?
Teaching experience:
I have been teaching individual students of all levels and ages for the past 4 years. All of my students come from different music background: jazz, pop, r&b, gospel, rock, classical, latin and choir singing. I also worked with students who have no previous experience, introducing them to singing and basics of music theory. Recently I started working with singers who wish to accompany themselves on piano, teaching them the art of self-accompaniment.
I am also an experienced group teacher. I have been leading few vocal groups in England, as well as other parts of Europe, and organising end of year concerts for the students.
Furthermore, I work as a vocal therapist with various school teachers around London to help them maintain healthy voice necessary for their everyday work.
Due to such variety in different issues when dealing with the voice instrument, I always keep an open mind to specific needs of an individual and have variety of exercises to help address the vocal limitations.

Professional experience:
I am a highly experience singer, pianist and a songwriter. I have been playing piano and taking vocal lessons since age of 7. For the past 8 years I have been performing on various stages around Europe for numerous public and private events. I also have been working as a session singer, recording and performing for top pop and r&b groups and soloists. I am also experienced in band leading, band management and production for my own projects.
Furthermore, for the past 4 years I also have been working as an arranger and a composer for various projects around London, collaborating with various crossover artists.
How much do you charge?
One to one, 1hrs lesson: £40
Two students, 1hrs 15mins lesson: £25 each
Group teaching upon request if you form a group of 3 or more people.
Where do you teach?
I teach from home in East Finchley.
When are you available?
I am quite flexible for teaching during weekdays and Saturdays.
This however may have to occasionally adjust depending on various performance dates.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages, all levels from beginners to advanced.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for their music exams and college auditions upon request.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
No
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I don't teach online: voice should be taught in one to one environment.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musician Union
Where and with whom did you train?
I was taught by such renowned singers as Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw and Linda Hutchison. Throughout my degree I also developed the skills of performing by working with an acclaimed actress Dinah Stabb.
Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students vary in music styles and levels. I work with jazz singers, teaching them improvisation and leadership skills. I also work with choir singers and gospel soloists, as well as latin performers. Furthermore, I teach students who sing pop and soul music in various professional groups.
Do you have a personal message for students?
During the classes we will be focusing on your vocal technique, your understanding of lyrics, and finally, finding your individual sound. All of that in a friendly working environment where mistakes are welcome for achieving best results!

It's worth mentioning that I always accompany my students on the piano, therefore it would be useful for you to have an instrument at home. However, I also teach from home so we can arrange lessons at my place.