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Aleksandra Kwiatkowska Violin Lessons in Rotterdam

Violin Lessons Rotterdam

Hello! My name is Aleksandra, I am an all-round violinist from Poland. I am a friendly, enthusiastic, and experienced violin teacher in Rotterdam for students of all ages and levels.

Violin Lessons for Children

Does your child dream of playing the violin? That’s great news! Children who learn to play an instrument often improve on their concentration and memory. Music lessons significantly stimulate the cognitive and emotional development of your child.

In the Lesson

We will be playing and singing simple songs, melodies and enjoy some lovely violin duets. With some fun musical games I will help your child to learn how to read musical notation and basic music theory. Holding the instrument in the correct way and forming the right posture is an important first step. All lessons are held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Adults

Have you been playing violin for a while and noticed that some aspects of your technique aren't improving? Have you been studying regularly and don’t get any further? Or have you played the instrument in the past and now you decided to pick it up again as you finally have more time? Then I would be happy to help you to reach your goals.

Beginners

If you have no musical experience or you have just started playing the violin, during our first lessons, we will work together on developing basic skills of violin playing and your musicality. I will show you some simple exercises for placing your fingers on the fingerboard. Holding the violin and bow in the right and relaxed way is of great importance. Later, you will learn how to read musical notation and some basic music theory.

No Violin Yet?

That's not a problem. You don’t need to have your own violin for the trial lesson. If you decide to continue, I will gladly advise you where you can rent or buy a suitable violin for you.

More advanced 

In our first lesson, we will discuss your expectations, evaluate where you are at the moment in the violin studies, and choose the right repertoire for you. Do you need help with some technical aspects or your posture? Would you like to improve the quality of your sound? Would you like to develop your knowledge of music theory to strengthen your musical interpretation and play with more musical freedom?

What Can You Expect?

You will play many sonatas and violin concertos by well-known composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, or Mozart, next to etudes, scales, and other violin studies improving on your violin technique. Enjoy playing beautiful, lyrical violin miniatures by Wieniawski, Kreisler, Brahms, and other famous violin masters. Discover various virtuoso techniques: staccato, spiccato, double-stops, and chord techniques, work on varying your vibrato and improve sound projection on your violin.

Baroque Violin Course

Would you like to get to know a different, more authentic side of the violin? Have you played classical violin before and are now thinking about playing baroque violin? In this music we play on gut strings. I would be happy to help you make this transition. Explore the Italian, German, and French violin literature from the Baroque period.

Chin Off!

As a professional historical violinist, I will teach you how to approach this unique instrument. During the lessons, you will discover the freedom of playing 'Chin-Off' (without a chinrest or shoulder rest attached to your violin). You will also find out where you can rent or buy a good and affordable baroque violin, baroque bow, and the necessary gut strings.

Lesson Location

The lessons are held at my home studio in the city centre of Rotterdam. It is very easy to reach by public transport.

Online

Do you prefer not to travel? You can also take online lessons, no problem.

Lessons at Your Home

In special circumstances, I can also teach at your home. Depending on the distance, I may charge a small compensation for the travel costs.

About Me

I am a violinist with a classical music background. I started playing the violin at the age of 6. From that moment on, I have never stopped following my passion for this beautiful instrument. I graduated with a Masters degree in baroque violin 'with distinction for artistry' from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Earlier in 2015, I completed my classical violin studies with a Masters degree from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Poland). As a violin soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player I have been performing in many countries throughout Europe, the USA and Indonesia.

Located in

  • Rotterdam

Lesson location

  • At your home
  • Rotterdam
  • Online
  • At teacher's location

Teaches

  • Children
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Polish

She Boosts My Confidence

By studying under Aleksandra for about a year, I learned a lot and improved myself so muchin playing the violin. She is a great teacher, who has been so patient in helping me with fixing my mistakes and bad habits. Instead of making me feel judged for those faults, she boosts my confidence, and in turn, drives me to keep learning and pushing myself better.
Annisa

Fun pieces to play!

As someone who only started learning to play the violin at the age of 24, I really appreciate that Aleksandra pays close attention to the basics. The focus is on the technique and music theory, but she also makes sure every lesson has some fun pieces to play together :) She adapts really well to the student's needs, and puts in that little extra effort you cannot help but appreciate!
Liza

Music is Food for the Soul

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' 

Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist