Anna Kucia

Anna K.

Muncie, IN

About Anna K.

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Anna teaches: Ages 2 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Professional, active musician will share the joy of playing music with the students. You can count on having fun, effective lessons, and real results fast!

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 fun and effective teaching. I teach piano, french horn, music theory, ear training. Music is fun and this is how I teach.

Photos and Videos

Mrini, 5 years old and her 5th lesson!

Experience

Graduate assistant teaching private lessons and group masterclasses
Aug 2015 - Present
Ball State University

piano, french horn teacher
Jan 2012 - Present
takelessons.com

piano, french horn teacher
Jan 2006 - Present
private teaching

piano teacher
Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
Syro Malabar Cultural Academy

piano teacher
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
Schamburg Music. Marlena's Music Studio

Piano teacher
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013
Upbeat School of Music

Education

Doctor of Music Degree French Horn Performance and Music Theory
Aug 2015 - Present
Ball State University
Post-Master Artist Diploma in Music Performance
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
DePaul University
Master of Music Performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
DePaul University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2009
CCPA Roosevelt Univesity
Bachelor of Music
Oct 2004 - Jun 2006
The Frederic Chopin Academy of Music, Poland

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Polish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master of Music and post-Master Performance Certificate
Jun 2013
DePaul Univesity

Teaching Excellence Course
Jun 2012
DePaul University

Studio Teaching as a Career Course
Jun 2012
SePaul University

Awards

DePaul Performance Scholarship
Sep 2009
DePaul University
CCPA Roosevelt University Performance Scholarship
Aug 2006
Chicago College of Performing Arts. Roosevelt University

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
May 2015

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

International Horn Society
May 2015

Since 1970, The International Horn Society (IHS) has been an organization of people from around the world drawn together with a mutual interest in the horn. We are dedicated to the performance, teaching, composition, research, preservation, and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.

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karri Apr 18, 2017
· French Horn · Online
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Kendall Sep 11, 2016
· French Horn · Online I loved Ms. Anna's enthusiasm and constructive criticism. I have been playing horn for 7 years, and this was my first lesson. I have a ways to go, but I loved how she was willing to help me and give me tips in ways that you wouldn't get in your typical band class. I am definitely looking forward to our lessons!! 10/10 recommend for anyone looking for lessons, whether it is your first or your 100th
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Ramesh and Geetha S. Apr 1, 2016
· French Horn · Online Anna is a great teacher. We started off with 10 lessons to give our 11 year old son a head start as he was keen to switch from Trombone to French Horn. With Anna's help, he made it! French Horn is a difficult instrument to play compared to other brass woodwind instruments, and finding Anna to help our son has been really beneficial. We highly recommend Anna and we will be signing up for more lessons. In addition, to those who are considering Online lessons, they have been great. We have been using a good webcam (Logitech from Amazon) together with Skype and it has worked out. Thank you!
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Christian Nov 24, 2015
· French Horn · Online Ania is the best, and I'm so pleased with how the online lessons were handled. She definitely knows what she's doing, and has the patience and kindness to help students of all ages. We look forward to setting up more lessons after the new year. Thank you so much, Ania!
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Katie Knight Nov 3, 2015
· French Horn · Online Ania is an amazing teacher. My son was regretting the decision to play the horn after being on trumpet for a year and a half, but after only 2 lessons with Ania, his confidence has increased dramatically, and he actually enjoys practicing. She's patient, kind and attentive. We're so glad to have found her!
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Brian C. Oct 9, 2015
· French Horn · Online Anna is very patient and is quick to praise accomplishments. I would definitely recommend her to all aspiring French Horn students.
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Purabi B. Sep 1, 2015
· Piano · In studio Anna was a wonderful teacher. She was patient and took on the challenge of teaching a 2 year old. She used innovative methods to engage my daughter and at the end of 8 months my daughter could recognize notes, play a few tunes. We will miss her as we move.
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Darlene M. Jul 26, 2015
· Piano · In home Anna has helped me more confident in piano playing. She has helped me learn the notes better than my former piano teacher.
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Pat Jun 29, 2015
· Piano · In studio Anna has been my teacher for close to a year now. I have played piano on and off for close to twenty years. She has a great depth of knowledge and can teach all levels of skill. She has definitely helped me in areas of difficulty, IE theory, rhythm, etc. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Radhini P. Jun 5, 2015
· Piano · In home Ania was just great! She arrived on-time and was very patient with my precocious daughter.
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