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Zbigniew R.

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My greatest desire is that I will instill in each of my students the love I have for making music. I am a classically-trained violinist. I grew up in Lodz, Poland, where I began musical education at the age of 7. I studied violin and piano at the Music High School and Music Academy of K.&G. Bacewicz, Lodz, Poland and earned a Master Degree in violin performance in 1980. During his College years I started to perform with the Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television. From the mid – 70s until the early 1990s, I performed with several Polish orchestras and held a position as a violin teacher for four years at the College of Education in Slupsk, Poland. Then, I spent almost 10 years performing in numerous ensembles and orchestras in Germany and toured with Orchestra of Great Theater of Lodz in many countries all over the world. From 2002 – 2005 he was first violinist at Lodz’s Operetta Theater. I moved to Michigan in 2005, where he performs with Macomb, Jackson and Flat Rock Symphony Orchestras. *** Lesson Details *** The most interesting and beneficial thing about performing music is that it is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right brain at the same time. I believe that every Human Being is precious and deserves to be nurtured and encouraged in a fun and loving environment. With that in mind, my teaching places equal importance on developing strong technique, and developing creativity. Students learn all the basics of music, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire, so that they can enjoy music in all kinds of settings, all their lives. Our time spent together will be laid back and comfortable, yet challenging because that is probably why you want to take lessons. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment of instrumental pieces/songs given to work on throughout the week—usually 2-3 short songs for 30-minute lessons, and 1-2 longer instrumental pieces for an hour-long lesson. These will be the same pieces we have worked on during the lesson time, so you will go home with the knowledge you need to master each piece. Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments. Within 6 months, you will begin discovering how to read music and understand the language of it. You will learn how to play some of your favorite songs/instrumental pieces and learn some that you might not know. We'll discover what you really want to learn and achieve through taking lessons, and we will work toward those goals! Discipline is vital to musical progress and daily practice is strongly urged, in order for the student to progress. If a students don't practice, they won't progress. Because of that, you can expect that I will encourage consistent and regular practice, always keeping in mind that the study of music is meant to be fun. Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn by rote, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music. I would be honored to share my knowledge and love of music with you. Give yourself a priceless gift that will last a lifetime! *** Studio Equipment *** Grand Piano /Hammond Organ *** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to have their own instrument. I can provide the music stand and I always bring my own instrument so that I can demonstrate during lessons. *** Specialties *** Teaching methods: Suzuki and traditional /formal method, in group and one on one settings

Cost: $29 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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My greatest desire is that I will instill in each of my students the love I have for making music. I am a classically-trained violinist. I grew up in Lodz, Poland, where I began musical education at the age of 7. I studied violin and piano at the Music High School and Music Academy of K.&G. Bacewicz, Lodz, Poland and earned a Master Degree in violin performance in 1980. During his College years I started to perform with the Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television. From the mid – 70s until the early 1990s, I performed with several Polish orchestras and held a position as a violin teacher for four years at the College of Education in Slupsk, Poland. Then, I spent almost 10 years performing in numerous ensembles and orchestras in Germany and toured with Orchestra of Great Theater of Lodz in many countries all over the world. From 2002 – 2005 he was first violinist at Lodz’s Operetta Theater. I moved to Michigan in 2005, where he performs with Macomb, Jackson and Flat Rock Symphony Orchestras.

Lesson Details The most interesting and beneficial thing about performing music is that it is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right brain at the same time. I believe that every Human Being is precious and deserves to be nurtured and encouraged in a fun and loving environment. With that in mind, my teaching places equal importance on developing strong technique, and developing creativity. Students learn all the basics of music, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire, so that they can enjoy music in all kinds of settings, all their lives. Our time spent together will be laid back and comfortable, yet challenging because that is probably why you want to take lessons. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment of instrumental pieces/songs given to work on throughout the week—usually 2-3 short songs for 30-minute lessons, and 1-2 longer instrumental pieces for an hour-long lesson. These will be the same pieces we have worked on during the lesson time, so you will go home with the knowledge you need to master each piece. Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments. Within 6 months, you will begin discovering how to read music and understand the language of it. You will learn how to play some of your favorite songs/instrumental pieces and learn some that you might not know. We'll discover what you really want to learn and achieve through taking lessons, and we will work toward those goals! Discipline is vital to musical progress and daily practice is strongly urged, in order for the student to progress. If a students don't practice, they won't progress. Because of that, you can expect that I will encourage consistent and regular practice, always keeping in mind that the study of music is meant to be fun. Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn by rote, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music. I would be honored to share my knowledge and love of music with you. Give yourself a priceless gift that will last a lifetime!

Studio Equipment Grand Piano /Hammond Organ

Travel Equipment I expect the student to have their own instrument. I can provide the music stand and I always bring my own instrument so that I can demonstrate during lessons.

Specialties Teaching methods: Suzuki and traditional /formal method, in group and one on one settings

Details

Cost $29 Per 30 Minutes
Locations Student's Home, In Studio

Tutoring Subjects

Music: Cello, Fiddle, Organ, Piano, Viola, Violin

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Location
  350 10th Avenue, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone
  (646) 200-5972
Website
  www.takelessons.com

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