Sydney Music Teachers

Maria Welna: Concert Pianist – Virtuoso Piano Lessons, Recitals and Masterclasses

Maria Welna: Concert Pianist – Virtuoso Piano Lessons, Recitals and Masterclasses

Lugarno NSW, Australia Open Academy at the Con, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Conservatorium Road, Sydney NSW, Australia

Piano Lessons | Organ Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, HSC Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons


  • Qualifications: BMuS (piano performance) Katowice, MMusSt (perf.) Sydney, Performance practice specialist, Guest lecturer-piano performance practice, Pedagogical qualifications - Europe, Principles of Studio Pedagogy unit (Sydney), Presenter at international/national conferences
  • Pricing: Depending on level, from $90 per 60 min lesson
  • Styles: Classical, Piano for Leisure
  • Suitability: Children, Adults, Ages 7+, early intermediate to advanced levels including diplomas and teacher professional development, intensive beginner program

Bio

Learn piano with an internationally renowned soloist, dedicated pedagogue and experienced adjudicator. I hold postgraduate degrees (Bachelor’s with Honour’s and Master’s in performance) from elite European and Australian conservatories. I maintain an artistic practice as an internationally renowned concert pianist and performance practice specialist, performing some of the world’s most beautiful and difficult repertoire. To see my artistic CV visit www.mariawelna.com

Described as a “consummate professional”, I believe in teaching for excellence with a repertoire rich approach. Students are taught to learn with understanding, in a creative manner. Lessons are live online via zoom and face-to-face. My studio is located in Lugarno/Peakhurst with a brand new concert grand piano, second upright piano, parks/cafes nearby and plenty of parking. I also teach at the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy during term time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

My musical pedigree can be traced to world-renowned music conservatories, and a long list of distinguished concert artists/professors from Europe and the U.S.A Furthermore, as a performance practice specialist, I myself specialise in the golden age of pianism and its concert-virtuoso tradition.

I hold Bachelor and Master’s degrees in performance from the K. Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice (the alma mater of Krystian Zimerman) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. I also have teaching qualifications (for teaching instrumental music in primary and secondary music schools), wide education experience and pedagogical knowledge. I’ve taught advanced piano in selective music schools for gifted children in Europe, maintained a piano studio in Australia, taught voice and acted as a music director/répétiteur for many years, 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 teach piano at the Sydney 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.

I have years worth of instrumental pedagogy experience (all as a tertiary degree qualified performer and teacher), years of professional industry experience and a performance background as a concert pianist and chamber musician at elite levels. I’m experienced with exam syllabuses such as AMEB, ABRSM, Trinity College London. I have given guest lectures at the tertiary level and lecture/recitals within my fields of expertise at international and national institutions. I am familiar with the classroom music curriculum (particularly HSC Music 2/Extension and its performance component). During my own high school years in Australia, I was a music scholarship student at a selective music school (for piano, voice, violin, pipe organ, composition) contributing to school life through many selective ensemble, solo performance and accompaniment commitments.

 


Teaching Info

I welcome committed students for ongoing study. Levels taught are from early intermediate through to advanced and diplomas (adults, teenagers and children over age 7+ ), as well as teacher professional development (for musicians, piano, voice and instrumental teachers).  Minimum lesson duration taught is 60 minutes. Longer durations may become available for advanced students admitted to an intensive program (Lugarno/Peakhurst studio only as well as online). A special intensive program for committed beginners may also run in studio – please check for availability.

My curriculum (whether for exams or improvement of musical skills) is based on excellent performance practice standards. For committed students, it develops quality skills, creativity, effective practice strategies and a growing sense of independent learning and learning with understanding (where relevant). This ensures superior student achievements not only for all forms of external assessment but as a skill that will be retained for life in a healthy manner. I also teach students to value the importance of healthy technique, (which in addition to proficiency, also encompasses tone production, phrasing, stylistic refinement and musicianship), repertoire, musical understanding and performance temperament.

Term 4 2022 enrolments are now open, commencing 10th October in studio (Lugarno/Peakhurst) and online via zoom. Lessons at the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy will commence on the 17th October. The best way to book a lesson time slot is to email my team on management@mariawelna.com or to text 0433309707. Please include information such as your previous piano background/level, repertoire played, and location (where relevant).

 

 

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