Photo credit: Paul Bussell (http://www.paulbussell.com)  

                                                     TEACHING
   

Mayda is an experienced teacher of both cello and  piano. She counts as a great influence on her teaching of both instruments the pedagogical ideas of Wanda Jeziorska who was for many years Head of Piano Pedagogy at Trinity College of Music. Her work is also informed by the Kodaly Method. But most importantly she believes that her role is to help the student connect to the music as an expressive form and her own experience as a performer continually feeds her work as a teacher. She takes students of all ages and levels both privately and in schools in SW London, teaches adults in the City, EC2 and at the City Lit.

 

"Mayda has taught my 16 year old daughter the piano for 1½ years.  During that time she has built up a very good understanding with her which has provided the foundation for some creative and inspiring teaching. Clara's repertoire, technique, musicality, knowledge of composers and confidence have all developed; she has successfully performed in music festivals and gained a distinction in Grade VIII under Mayda's tuition, and she is going from strength to strength."

A Parent

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"I'd like to add my thanks  for your insights and expertise, which I feel have made a huge difference to my quartet playing."

 String Quartet Student, City Lit 

MUSIC IN THE CITY

Mayda teaches workers in the City (EC2) during their lunch break. Students of both piano and cello, beginners or adult returners enjoy a half hour or hour of music making in the midst of their working day.



 "Working in the City made it hard for me to fit in lessons during the evening, but Mayda offered the flexibility needed to allow me to study piano during my lunch breaks. Challenging and rewarding, the lessons have already introduced me to a wide repertoire of exciting music by composers as diverse as Stravinsky, Bach and Mozart. Mayda is a true professional, who manages to combine a sparkling sense of humour with the rigour needed to coax the best out of her students - highly recommended."

Greg, student

 

UPCOMING CITY LIT COURSES

Composition for Performance

14th January - 25th March, 2014, Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30

We will be working together to create a short group performance piece involving spoken word and incidental music using improvisation and workshopping to build ideas. Suitable for singers, composers, lyricists, actors, poets, instrumentalists and anyone creative! 

Musicianship: The Paul Hindemith Method 

Tuesday, 1st April, 2:30-5:30

Come have fun working together with rhythm and melody using Paul Hindemith's revered training for musicians.  Learn to truly hear what you see, see what you hear and improve coordination.  For all levels.

Mindfulness for Musicians

Tuesday, 8th April, 2:30-5:30

Come learn how to use mindfulness techniques such as awareness of breath, body and thoughts to improve your practice, listen more effectively and deal with performance anxiety.  For more experienced players and singers who wish to take the next step.