I have completed a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in contemporary vocals, and have 9 years teaching experience with both piano and voice, and 13 years teaching violin, all to a variety of ages. My approach is casual while still focusing on the importance of technique. I tend to lean towards classical methodology, and specialise in The Suzuki Method. However, I am more than happy to try my best to accommodate to your needs and work on pieces of your choosing, which can range from all sorts of styles and genres.
Lessons include learning various skills and techniques such as, how to read sheet music, sight reading, aural and rhythm work, learning a strong technical foundation, improved musicianship skills, how to care for your instrument, performance skills, and an emphasis on finding your individual needs. You will also obtain personalised notes after each class making practicing at home clear and straightforward.
You will require your own instrument and books, for online lessons an electronic device with webcam, a free Skype account, and reliable internet access. Online vocal lessons will require two electronic devices for best results.
With current success teaching online and for the ongoing safety of everyone, I have decided to permanently provide discounted online lessons as an available option. No travel, traffic, parking or waiting, and all in the comfort of your own home!
Both adult learners and children are welcome.
Group lessons available, further information upon request.
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In Person Rate - $40/half hour
Introductory Offer - First 3 weeks $35/half hour
(Based in Clifton Hill or plus a $10 travel fee within 5km from Essendon)
Online Lesson Rate - $35/half hour
Introductory Offer - First 3 weeks $30/half hour
Please contact Klara directly to discuss your needs, a suitable time and any other queries – firstname.lastname@example.org
"Online piano lessons with Klara are a great way to continue my learning without leaving my house. With a busy schedule, knowing that I can come home and go straight to my own piano to see Klara saves a lot of angst and rushing around. Taking the travel time out of getting to a lesson has made things a lot easier for me. The lessons run really smoothly and are helpful to ensure I'm on the right track, I can ask questions and keep moving forward. I highly recommend working with Klara, and am grateful that working with her online makes life a lot easier for me and allows me to learn and improve!"
"I have been learning violin with Klara since January 2019 and online since May 2019. The experience has been nothing but fantastic, Klara is a very professional, yet friendly teacher. She is upbeat in her approach to teach the nuances and she politely answers my vague questions. Online lessons have been much more comfortable and effective than I expected them to be. I thought I could get away with my silly mistakes during the virtual lessons but Klara, the truly committed teacher she is, gets me all the time! She is present at every crotchet, every down bow and every time the pinky straightens up! Thank you Klara for bearing with me, and thank you for being a wonderful teacher!"
"Klara is a patient, proficient, and professional teacher, who consistently finds new and interesting ways of presenting information in a way that helps me grasp techniques and understand how I can improve. I highly recommend Klara as a music teacher, and also recommend having an online trial session, you won't be disappointed. 5 stars!"
"Have you ever considered a piano lesson online? After my 174th piano lesson Klara decided to travel overseas indefinitely. I was facing the daunting prospect of finding another piano teacher when Klara suggested further lessons via Skype. I thought the idea novel and impractical, but decided to try this 21st Century possibility. And what a success it has been! Klara is still beside me, albeit on a screen, and I have continuity in teaching, and maintain the rapport built between us over the years. Piano lessons online-a definite possibility!"
Beginning to learn the violin at 7 years old, Klara has been involved with music from an early age. Klara has studied up to grade 7 in The Suzuki Method for Violin, and grade 6 AMEB for Violin, she has also studied music theory at tertiary level, and began her teaching career in 2008. Also in 2008, Klara joined the Wollongong Youth Orchestra and toured Perth, France and Germany performing at central Paris, The Madeleine Church, as well as The Lorraine Theatre in Nancy, France.
Klara studied violin with Scott Taggart and composition/theory/piano with John Spence. During this time she began composing and singing her own songs and moved to Melbourne to pursue a Bachelor of Music, majoring in contemporary vocals. She has worked with singing teachers Karen Cummings, Diana Clark and Nilusha Dassenaike.
Klara has also been a part of traditional Croatian singing and dancing. She was the Director and Conductor of the Croatian Youth Choir in Wollongong from 2007-2009. Since 2014 Klara has assisted the local Clifton Hill group 'Mladi Hrvati' with traditional Croatian choral, dancing, theory and instrumental lessons, as well as transcribing and arranging music for the group. Klara has been extensively involved in various world music programs having participated in Balkan choir, South Indian rhythm and voice, Balinese Gamelan, Taketina rhythm and West-African Bata drumming.
Klara’s debut album was released November 2016, and her most recent body of work in December 2018. She has since began exploring the world of electronic music and has started her journey of expression through various digital music genres, concepts and sound.