, BMus (perf) Katowice, MMusSt (perf.) Sydney, PhD Candidate (Sydney), Pedagogical qualifications - Europe, Principles of Studio Pedagogy unit (Sydney), Performance practice specialist
Intermediate to advanced piano and organ lessons, consultations and accompaniment with European/Australian trained recitalist, performance practice specialist and qualified instrumental teacher.
Experience the highest standard of piano and organ tuition with a friendly, professional teacher who is extremely passionate about music and believes in individually developing the potential of each student. Whether you are interested in general, competition or exam purposes, Maria will foster a love of music through every aspect of the learning process. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the highest level of technique (which is not only about finger proficiency but also encompasses tone production, phrasing, stylistic refinement and musicianship), musical understanding and performance temperament. She is a performance specialist, and can also help you with becoming a better performer (whether that means overcoming performance anxiety or finding your own unique voice). Consultations and concert standard accompaniment are also available.
Maria is an Australian concert pianist, concert organist, performance practice specialist and composer with extensive performance, pedagogical training and experience across competitive music schools (and the studio setting) in Europe and Australia. She has performed nationally/internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist and her performance practice expertise has been presented in an international setting (in prestigious conferences, lecture-recitals and guest lectures). She has more than two years of experience as a piano adjudicator (at all levels). For more details and recordings please visit www.mariawelna.com
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree (piano performance) from the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland and a Master of Music Studies degree (performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has been involved in PhD research concerning piano and organ performance practice (the phenomenon of the concert virtuoso and the romantic performance tradition).
Please email with your details and background to discuss your individual lesson needs or to book a consultation or workshop.
These details were last updated on July 17, 2017