VIOLIN / PIANO / VOICE
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 7/8 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 her whole life. 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.
I have recently decided to do something a little different in my life and so, I have sold my belongings and packed up my teaching studio to go travelling. With current success, and in the past with previous private students, I have decided to make online lessons available to everyone! Not only this, but with the recent event of Covid19, I have also decided to permanently make online teaching an available option.
I have completed a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in contemporary vocals, and have 7 years teaching experience with both piano and voice and 11 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 for piano and violin, 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 require your own instrument, a computer, tablet or phone with webcam, a free Skype account, and reliable internet access. Download the Skype app on your computer and/or from the app store on your phone.
Both adult learners and children are welcome.
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Have you ever considered a piano lesson on Skype via the Internet?
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 via Skype—a definite possibility.
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 Skype 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 use my iPhone to Skype, which makes it easy to place in a way that Klara can see my piano. She can make sure I'm using the correct fingers and have a good hand shape while I'm playing, without actually being in the room. She can also see the music I'm playing, and guides me to ensure I'm playing it correctly.
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 for the last eight months (four months through Skype lessons) and 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.
The Skype 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, especially during the long pauses and thank you for being a wonderful teacher!