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Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Expert £45.00
Casual £45.00

Music Theory

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Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Casual £45.00

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She is a concert pianist and fortepiano player; born into a musical family. She is an active soloist and chamber musician, with a particular emphasis on historical performance and its application to modern instruments.

Ewa passionately tutors a piano class in London and South Buckinghamshire, being based in Hazlemere and Chesham, aiming to pass her knowledge and share her love of music with other people.
Her students won numerous prizes at the UK piano festivals & competitions. She has 100% passed students' exams rate of all levels and the students are achieving highly marked distinctions (also 140+/150) and merits in the vast majority.

As a prizewinner of many competitions and festivals, she has presented solo recitals in the United States and Japan, and as a soloist, she has performed at music festivals in Germany, Canada, Poland, and United Kingdom. She is an enthusiastic chamber musician and accompanist.

She received the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship for the highest artistic achievements and both in 2013 and 2014 she was awarded the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize at the Royal College of Music.

She participated in and opened the 1st International Fryderyk Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw in 2018.
She has won awards at numerous piano competitions, including the All-Poland CEA Competition for Piano Students of Music High Schools (1st prize), the 7th Ludwik Stefanski and Halina Czerny – Stefanska International Piano Competition in Plock (1st prize and two special prizes), the Paderewski Piano Competition in Cracow (2nd prize) and others. She was a finalist in the Chopin Prize competition at the Royal Northern College of Music.
In Poland, she was a student of Professor Paweł Skrzypek at Karol Szymanowski State School of Music in Płock. Continuing her studies in England, she received a scholarship from the Royal College of Music, where she studied piano with Niel Immelman and Kevin Kenner. Parallelly, she also studied fortepiano with Geoffrey Govier, developing her passion for early music, and received her first degree from both of these instruments, graduating with a distinction. Subsequently, she obtained a Master of Music in Performance degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was a scholar (Stanley Picker Trust) and studied with Dina Parakhina. She also studied at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in Poland under prof. Stefan Wojtas, where she achieved her Master of Arts degree.

In addition to her performance degrees, which included smaller teaching courses, she has also completed a separate 1 year intensive Piano Teaching Studium course during her studies in Bydgoszcz (Poland).

She adjudicated the Global Music Competition in the summer of 2021.

She participated in numerous masterclasses, working with many internationally renowned musicians and pedagogues. In 2007 she participated in Morningside Music Bridge – a summer music institute for young musicians of extraordinary talent (Calgary, Canada).

Her recent engagements included performances at Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Steinway Hall in London, and many others.

With her husband, she founded the Csiba Duo, exploring lesser-known repertoire for period viola and fortepiano.

Tutoring Experience:

The main teaching achievements include the following students' awards:

2022 - Musician of the Year in the Watford High School
(covid break)
2019 - successful audition to RCM JD (8 years old, grade 6 within 2 years)
2019 - West London Piano Festival: 3rd prize
2019 - 100% result Grade 5 theory (8 years old)
2019 - Marlow Festival: 2nd prize
2018 - West London Piano Festival: 3rd prize
2018 - Windsor Piano Festival: 3rd prize
2018 - Marlow Festival: 2nd prize
2017 - West London Piano Festival: 2nd prize; 2nd prize, 3rd prize, distinction
2017 - Ealing Festival: 1st prize, 1st prize, 2nd prize
2016 - West London Piano Festival: 1st prize

and many others.

Teaching employment:
2022 - co-founder of the Music Experts - a centre of professional music education
2016 - 2021 - The Masters Music School - piano teacher & administrator
2018 - 2019 - Windsor Piano School - piano teacher
2013 - The Music House for Children - piano teacher
2010 - now - private piano teaching studio

Next to piano performance studies (BMus Hons, MMus) completed the following 1-year teaching courses:

- Studium of Piano Pedagogy, Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music (Poland)
- Piano Pedagogy, Royal Northern College of Music
- Outreach Workshops course, Royal College of Music
- Applied Instrumental Teaching Course, Royal College of Music
- Theoretical/practical Teaching Course, Royal College of Music

Tutoring Approach:

The primary aim of her high-quality teaching is sharing the love of music with others while opening the doors to the best possible results for each student. Professional & dynamic approach. Students learn how they can become independent musicians, even in the early stages of their learning. Alexander Technique rules are included in the teaching process, which helps to create good habits in posture and movements.

The individually tailored, enthusiastic and focused piano lessons cover detailed and thoroughly informed elements of technique (based on understanding your own body & hand laws), artistic values (interpretation, precision, styles, historical background, practical music theory), learning, and effective practice strategies, as well as the first-hand performance & learning psychology.

Students are invited to participate in the class concerts as well as numerous festivals and exams if they wish to do so.

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Native Language: Polish
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2022) - Music Teaching Studium (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (2015) - Master of Music, Piano (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal College of Music in London (2014) - Bachelor of Music, Fortepiano (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Royal College of Music in London (2014) - Bachelor of Music, Piano (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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