Information About Jolanta - Chelsea teacher - (3 reviews)
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My name is Jolanta and I enjoy teaching the piano to both children and adults. I am a classically trained pianist coming from the Russian school of classical music which is considered as one of the leading teaching methods for learning to play the piano. I am putting a lot of thought into each of my lessons and I guide my students whatever their objectives are- whether it is to play at the Wigmore Hall or jazzing up Beatles ‘Let It Be’ at their friends’ dinner party! I especially enjoy teaching the children by incorporating fun musical games and activities and giving them plenty of encouragement and injecting enthusiasm to practise between the lessons. Often my little students cannot wait to show me what they have learned since our last lesson. I also give free piano lessons to underprivileged children.
I have been teaching in London and abroad for the last 10 years. My students range from age of 3 till 80. It is never too early or too late to learn to play the piano! I use my own integrated method and a very personlised approach for each of my students whatever their goals and objectives are.
With a deep appreciation for many aspects of the piano, my students grow to love music and playing the piano, which provides the motivation needed to keep practicing and trying to improve. My integrated method is balanced between developing technical skills, music reading, aural skills, memorisation, improvisation and composition, as well as music literature and history. I also prepare my students for the ABRSM piano curriculum exams. I combine 'fast track' teaching with classical methods, you or your child will play hands together in our first lesson!
I am based in Chelsea SW3 but I also teach via Skype or FaceTime.
Music gives so much inner resource and one doesn't need necessarily to become a professional musician in order to learn to play the piano. We are now spending many hours of our day browsing through Instagram, clicking on News feeds or watching Netflix; these instant gratification sources are diminishing concentration, motivation, and goal-directed behaviour. As an alternative, I am encouraging to use your precious time learning a skill which would provide you and your child a lifetime of musical fulfillment and enjoyment. The benefits one gains from playing the piano have already been proved by science- playing the piano stimulates the brain by creating new neuro pathway connections, developing cognitive faculties, improves counting and math skills, improves language skills, expands vocabulary, prevents memory loss and dementia, increases lifespan, stimulates human growth hormone development, enhances concentration, relieves stress, slows ageing process and many many more. Moreover, playing any instrument provides a sense of inner peace and fulfillment, it can even be as a form of meditation and it helps to express our inner emotions and creativity through music.
p.s. If you are reading this and wondering that it might be too late for you or too time consuming, daunting and expensive, or you live in another area, I would like to encourage you to take up the piano lessons anyway- may it be with another teacher or even by watching YouTube lessons. You will reap the benefits beyond any Instagram, Twitter or Netflix feeds. If you have been waiting your whole life to learn the piano, please start today. It may seem like a long road, but in five or ten years, you will look back and be glad you started that journey!
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- Queen Mary (2017) - Diploma (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Durham (2013) - MBA (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Riga Technical University (2010) - Engineering (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Music School of Latvia (2006) - Piano Performace (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
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Her lessons are enjoyable and productive.