Ania Stachurska

Ania S.

Santee, CA
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Ania delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4+

Teaching since:
January 2008

Ania is a composer, performer and music educator currently based in San Diego. Ania has been teaching private lessons in piano performance, ear training, music theory and composition since 2008. She has helped students accomplish their musical goals including succeeding in The Royal Conservatory and Trinity College in London exams, and successfully passing entrance exams to renowned music colleges in Europe and USA, as well as succeeding in their academic pursuits.

Ania received her Doctorate in Music Composition in June 2016 from the University of Washington in Seattle. During her academic education she received training in conducting, music theory and piano performance. Between 2011 and 2016, Ania taught ear training, music theory and music appreciation at the University of Washington, and also served as a piano accompanist for both undergraduate and graduate classical and jazz voice performance classes. As a pianist and composer, she has worked with the UW Modern Ensemble, Inverted Space and the Seattle Modern Orchestra.

Between 2014 and 2016, Ania taught piano, music theory and voice at private schools of music in Seattle and Bellevue, both in Washington. Since August 2016, Ania has served as the Music Director at Santee UMC, leading a choir and small voice ensembles while continuing to teach private voice, piano, and music classes in the San Diego area. As an expert in her field, Ania looks forward to help new students achieve their musical goals.

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Experience

Music Director
Aug 2016 - Present
Santee UMC

Piano, Voice and Music Theory Instruction
Jan 2008 - Present
Self employed

Music Appreciation Class Instructor
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
University of Washington

Piano Instructor
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Creative Music Adventure in Seattle, WA

Piano and Music Theory Instructor
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Happy Minds School of Music in Bellevue, WA

Co-Director of Modern Enseble
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
University of Washington

Co-Director of Inverted Space Music Ensemble
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Inverted Space Ensemble

Ear Training and Music Theory Instructor
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
University of Washington

Accompanist
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
University of Washington

Education

DMA in Music Composition
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
University of Washington
MM in Music Composition
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
University of Washington
BA in Music Composition
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Polish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

First Aid CPR AED
Apr 2017
American Medical Response

Awards

Alcor Endowment Scholarship
Sep 2015
University of Washington
Prize at the I Controlled Composition Competition
Sep 2013
Controlled Music Festival in Radom, Poland
Davis Fellowship
May 2013
University of Washington
Brechemin Family Foundation Scholarship
Jan 2013
University of Washington
William Bergsma Endowment for Excellence in Music Composition Fellowship
Jan 2012
University of Washington
Prize at the Composition Competition
May 2008
John Paul II Days in Cracow, Poland

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Aug 2017

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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International Alliance for Women in Music
Apr 2015

The International Alliance for Women in Music builds awareness of women’s contributions to musical life through its publications, website, international competitions, conferences, concert promotion, and presentation, and through its support of entrepreneurial and publishing activities, scholarly research and publications, broadcasts, educational initiatives, and advocacy work.

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Photos & Videos

Studio in Santee, CA

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With students after the annual recital (Happy Minds School of Music June 2016).

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With students after the annual recital (Happy Minds School of Music June 2016).

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12 Reviews

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Will Oct 8, 2017
Singing · In studio

Ania is fabulous. Very skilled and patient teacher!

Jeff Jul 4, 2017
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I know Ania's teaching from the time we worked together at music schools in Seattle, and I've gotten to see the passion and high level of musicianship that she brings to her lessons. Ania pushes her students towards clear and attainable goals with steady encouragement, and I saw the results in the rapid progress of her students, who loved playing their instrument and were visibly excited by the gains they were making. I highly recommend her as a teacher!

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Chen Jun 29, 2017
Piano · In studio

I have been taking the piano lessons with Ania for a couple of lessons. She helped me realize my life-long dream of playing classical piano music. She is a very talented and astounding instructor with a super solid theoretical background. During the lesson with her, the music goes way beyond just playing the right note with correct tempo. She shows me those exquisite parts hidden behind the sheet music. The piano music starts to become dynamic, alive and captivating. I highly recommend her to anyone.

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Chen Jun 29, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

I have been taking the piano lesson with Ania for a couple of lessons. She helped me realize my life-long dream of playing classical piano music. She is a very talented and astounding instructor with a super solid theoretical background. During the lesson with her, the music goes way beyond just playing the right note with correct tempo. She shows me those exquisite parts hidden behind the sheet music. The piano music starts to become dynamic, alive and captivating. I highly recommend her to anyone.

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Linda May 29, 2017
Singing · In studio

Although I had had voice instruction in the past, my skills and technique were not well-developed. Difficulty finding a voice coach resulted in a lengthy break in coaching and confidence in my singing ability was very shaken. Enter Ania in August 2016. Her first challenge with me was to get me "out of my head" and getting me to relax! She continues to work with me on basic breathing and placement techniques, recognizing and following rhythmic patterns, dynamics, pronunciation ( a BIG challenge for me!). She is very adept at scaffolding and structuring exercises designed to address specific weaknesses in your singing. She readily shares her love of music with calm confidence and expertise. I
most certainly recommend her to anyone, regardless of skill level or background, who is interested in pursuing their interest in singing and/or understanding music!

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Whitney May 25, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Ania is a dedicated teacher, who is very invested in the growth & development of her students. Her mastery of music theory is exceptional and she is highly skilled at distilling and explaining important concepts. I highly recommend her!

Marcin May 23, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

I worked with Ania when she was a teaching assistant at the University of Washington. She always approached her students with great patience and cared about their progress. With her diverse background in piano performance, music theory, and composition, she always managed to keep her students engaged and encouraged them to try new things.

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Ryan May 17, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Ania is a great teacher. Ever since I started learning music theory from her I could see an incredible increase in growth on my knowledge. It was great having her as a teacher!

Alex May 13, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ania is a great teacher who pays attention to details and take lot of efforts to make proper different arrangements according to my kid’s progress. As my son mentioned, Ania made piano lesson lots of fun!

Max May 12, 2017
Singing · In studio

Anita is an amazing piano player and teacher. Had a wonderful time working with her!

Jennifer May 11, 2017
Singing · In studio

I began working with Ania Stachurska in August of 2016, when she was hired on as my Choral Director and Voice Coach. I've spent nearly 30 years working with some of the top directors and instructors in the country, and I consider Ania to be one of them. She has an impeccable ear and directs/teaches with a grace and confidence that is unparalleled.

Ania has also spent countless hours teaching my two teenage sons music theory, how to run/operate music equipment and sound boards, and has helped them to fine tune their ears. Under her tutelage, they have experienced exponential growth.

Whether you're a novice or an expert musician, I highly recommend Ania Stachurska.

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Jacob May 11, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Ania and I both attended the University of Washington together and I saw her music theory teaching firsthand. She is a very thorough instructor, making sure to explain each idea and concept thoroughly to ensure her student's understanding. The examples she uses are relevant and are backed up with works in the cannon and ear training. She is well-versed in theory from Renaissance harmony to 20th century spectralism and beyond.

At the same time, she knows just how much to push her students. She encourages them to experiment, try different things, and to challenge themselves musically. I am in high regard for her as an instructor and would recommend her to anyone seeking to begin their music theory journey to those looking to brush up their chops for an AP exam or editing and feedback for university level theory.

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