Anna K.

Anna K.

★★★★★
★★★★★
14 Reviews
Chicago, IL

French Horn

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Anna K.

Background Check: Last verified 12/23/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

I was born in Cracow, Poland. From an early age I had a deep interest in all types of music. I was encouraged by my parents and quickly developed a talent. I began my musical education at the age of seven studying piano. I studied at The Frederic Chopin Academy of music in Warsaw, Poland and then at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where I received a Bachelor of Music Degree in French Horn performance. Later I received a Master of Music in French Horn Performance and post Master Certificate, both from the DePaul University. I am an active freelancing musician in the Chicago area. (Chamber Opera of Chicago, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, Oak Park and River forest Orchestra, Skokie Symphony, Lira Ensemble, Highland Park).
I have been teaching piano, music theory and French horn in the Chicago area for five years. I enjoy working with both children and adults.
To broaden my knowledge about teaching I completed courses: Studio Teaching as a Career, Teaching Excellence, and Brass concepts at DePaul University.


*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn to play piano or horn in a pleasant atmosphere. Additionally they will learn elements of music theory so they can quickly start to play on their own. This will broaden their understanding of music and they will be able play pieces they like. I have method books and studies for any level of playing, but students are welcome to bring their own. I think anyone can learn to play and I can help to achieve this dream. I recommend the book by Daniel Coyle: The Talent Code. Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.


*** Studio Equipment ***
DePaul University - regular pianos available rooms reserved
At Home Studio- Casio keyboard in living room, french horn,
seating for parents.
In case of horn students they would have to have their own mouthpiece and later on their own instrument. I have breathing equipment to help with playing as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My method of transportation would be CTA and walking :)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching piano, french horn, music theory, ear training. Music is fun and this is how I teach.

Photos and Videos

After only about 10 lessons or so... She can count while she is playing, and she sings correct pitches!

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Polish Fluent / Native Proficiency

Student Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by performance capability My opinion of this person's teaching capability is very limited - I have only had a contact with her a performer. She is musical and hard-working, took criticism of her professors and peers well and has good discipline. March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by THE BEST INSTRUCTOR Ania is absolutely the best instructor. Ania is knowledgeable and patient. I am learning how to playthe piano and how to read music. Ania makes the lessons fun for me. I am enjoying the lessons and very pleased I started taking the piano lessons as an adult. Ania is the best. March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good teacher! Ania has been teaching my son for a couple of months now, and he is enjoying every lesson. She is educated and punctual. Nice personality, too. March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great teacher Anna is a great teacher. She has light and happy personality. My son really likes her lessons. He learns fast. I would recommend her. She is great with kids. March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Teacher for Kids! Anna was professional, straight forward and immediately engaged my 4 year old son in the piano. Unfortunately, we can't continue lessons right now, but she piqued his interest and he is still practicing what he learned. I'm looking forward to when we can start taking lessons with Anna again! I highly recommend Anna for children's piano lessons. April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vibrant and passionate with her love for music and teaching I play the piano and wanted to refresh my technique and music reading. Thank goodness for Anna who gave me such tools, teaching me a smart way in learning harder pieces. She also taught me how to read and play music conveying the composer's feelings and emotions, and put my emotions to the song as I play it. Now I do feel that besides the technical side of the music sheet, I have also put more passion and feelings when I play the song. Thanks, Anna! February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very enthusiastic and flexible Ania is awesome! she clearly loves to teach and is very flexible with scheduling January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful piano lesson experience Ania demonstrates great passion in teaching and this is apparent during the lesson. When she sees that you have succeeded in doing well on something she is just as excited about your achievement as you are. She is knowledgeable in theory and technique so you will not only be learning how to play a song but learn more in depth about music if this is an interest of yours. She is very personable. I believe any student of hers is lucky to have her as a teacher! December 29, 2013