Klara

Klara Clifton Hill, VIC 3068

  • Music Teacher | Lessons - In Person & Online (Violin/Piano/Voice)

About Me

I have completed a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in contemporary vocals, and have 9 years teaching experience with 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.

+ Working with Children's Check ✔️
+ National Police Check ✔️
+ Infection Control Training ✔️

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* Introductory Offer - First lesson half price! *

* In Person Rate - $40/half hour *
(Based in Clifton Hill or a travel fee applies for home visits within 5km from Seddon)

* Online Lesson Rate - $35/half hour *

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Please contact Klara directly via E-Mail to discuss your needs, a suitable time and any other queries.
hello[at]musicwithklara.Com


Testimonials:
"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!"

“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!”


Qualification

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music

2012 - 2014


Background Check

  • Working with Children Check (Reference No.: Upon Request)
  • Police Check (Reference No.: Upon Request)


Subject

In-Person Lesson

Online Music Lesson

In-Person Lesson

Online Music Lesson

Online Music Lesson

In-Person Lesson


Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online
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  • Clifton Hill, VIC 3068
Krithika B. (24 Jun 2021)
Klara's classes are extremely easy to follow, and she does a wonderful job in directing me diligently during the online sessions! She is very good with giving professional instruction on techniques and her notes are always useful for practicing at home. She is incredibly patient and I highly recommend her lessons to anyone who would like to start learning violin from scratch like me! Thank you so much Klara.
Khloe M. (24 Nov 2020)
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 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!
Chris Pound (6 Jan 2020)
“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.”
Riaan Van Wyk (14 Nov 2015)

Klara's teaching style is a well balanced mix of technique, theory and musicianship. Her lessons cover tools and techniques to help with your performance while also covering the theory that will help you understand the "why" behind it.

Vocal exercises and warmups made me mindful of how important taking care of my voice is, while I found the theory crossed over into my guitar playing.
David Sheridan (14 Nov 2015)
Klara is a great teacher of sound and timing. As a beginner learning the violin I found that she was able to push me at the best pace to keep my learning curve steep.

I recommend her for anyone who has always wanted to learn but never did. Now is a great time to start, you're in good hands with Klara!
Sophie Ivory (14 Nov 2015)
Very enjoyable lessons with a friendly and positive attitude to teaching. I was very happy with my weekly progression and would recommend Klara to anyone!
Renata H. (Mother of Anna) (14 Nov 2015)
I would have no hesitation in recommending Klara for piano lessons.
Klara combines both a formal and informal approach adapted to the level of the student. My daughter enjoys attending weekly sessions and has already progressed.
Jenai Knight (14 Nov 2015)
Klara is an exceptional music teacher who focuses on the importance of technique while encouraging progress.

Her knowledge and experience is outstanding making the learning environment enjoyable and motivating.
Thank you for the lessons!
Cherys Ghatt (14 Nov 2015)
I've been playing violin for over 12 years before I found Klara as a teacher in 2014. At that time I was frustrated at the gap in knowledge between my theoretical knowledge and practical skills. So when I first met Klara, we identified my weaknesses/strengths and what my own personal goals in continuing to play violin. From that initial discussion, we stripped everything back and started with developing strong foundations to build my theoretical knowledge which helped improve my practical skills immensely. Klara's lessons are refreshingly energetic, with a touch of discipline that includes small challenges she sets up for me to complete each week!
Stojan Veselinovski (Father of (14 Nov 2015)
Klara is a wonderful piano teacher and has been teaching Alex for the past 2 years. Alex has made huge progress and developed a great rapport with Klara. She makes the lessons fun and is very patient. Alex looks forward to it each and every Monday. As a parent I’m grateful that Klara has managed to engage Alex in an activity that he thoroughly enjoys.
Keira Dott (14 Nov 2015)
Klara is an amazing teacher! She is very approachable, friendly and professional. She is also very inspiring and motivational.
Damian O Keefe (14 Nov 2015)
As an older student who had never had lessons, I was very nervous about having singing lessons, thinking that if I hadn't learned to sing by now I'd probably never learn. I knew that I'd developed some embarrassing bad habits and, having very little knowledge of music, I could be a teacher's worst nightmare.

Klara has been very non-judgemental, supportive and encouraging, but at the same time has challenged me to work harder and improve. The lessons are one of the highlights of my week. Klara has taught me an extraordinary number of exercises and techniques, and every week there is something new. In the past three months of having weekly lessons I know I have gained confidence and control, and extended my singing range, something that my friends and bandmates have all commented upon.
Christopher Pound (14 Nov 2015)
On recently resuming my piano playing after an absence of 35 years, I decided that, if I wanted to progress, I should find myself a teacher who could provide inspiration, enthusiastic encouragement, guidance, and just a touch of discipline. Klara has exceeded my expectations and I am now confidently progressing towards my goals of competent piano skills and musical interpretation.
Laura O'Brien (14 Nov 2015)
I decided to take up the violin in my late twenties and was keen to learn Irish music. Klara has been excellent teaching me from a complete beginner while incorporating lots of Irish music which I love. Lessons are always fun while still getting professional instruction on technique, creativity, and performance. Klara is warm, friendly and has a great ability to understand how people learn. I have no doubt that she is great with people of all ages and abilities.