Professional development for teachers and musicians- Sydney area and interstate
Styles: Classical, leisure syllabus, technical development, performance practice, pedagogy
Skill Level: Teacher and musician PD, performance and pedagogy
Pricing: Upon enquiry
I’m an Australian performance practice specialist and educator who maintains an artistic practice as a concert pianist, concert organist and composer on the national and international scene (www.mariawelna.com). My pianistic pedigree can be traced to world-renowned music conservatories, and a number of concert artists/professors. Furthermore, as a performance practice specialist, I myself specialise in the Russian School, the golden age of pianism and its concert-virtuoso tradition.
I hold Bachelor and Master’s degrees in performance from Katowice, Poland and Sydney, Australia. I also have teaching/pedagogy qualifications (for teaching instrumental piano in primary and secondary music schools), wide education experience and pedagogical knowledge. I have exceptional knowledge and training in instrument specific methodology, performance practice, studio pedagogy and psychology. I’ve taught advanced piano in selective music schools in Europe, maintained a piano studio in Australia, completed a postgraduate ‘Principles of Studio Pedagogy’ unit at the Sydney Conservatorium and have experience as a piano adjudicator/examiner within NSW and ACT (at all levels i.e. from P Plate piano to 8th grade AMEB as well as Certificate of Performance). I have taught piano at the Conservatorium Open Academy, am a member of the Accompanists’ Guild of NSW and have maintained membership of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW for some years.
My one-to-one PD offering which is individually tailored to each participant (on a case-by-case basis) has helped solo piano and instrumental teachers in Australia further develop their solo piano and/or collaborative piano performance skills. A long term one-on-one program is available at your location/studio if in the Sydney area. The program of study may incorporate implementation of instrument specific methodology and pedagogy. Teachers/musicians may also be offered music history, music/instrument specific literature, performance practice, aural/theory, examination syllabus/competition/Eisteddfod and performance anxiety PD where relevant. Lesson observation/pedagogy input available where desired. I also maintain a master-class or workshop offering subject to availability.
My professional industry experience and strong performance background ensures that I teach excellent performance and pedagogy skills in an organised, reliable and supportive manner. I have given guest lectures in piano performance practice at the tertiary level and lecture/recitals at prestigious institutions internationally/nationally.
If you’d like to learn with me the best way to initially get in touch is through email or text (we respond quickly). Please include information such as your location, piano background and your PD goals.
These details were last updated on November 26, 2018