1. You will become a better pianist no matter what level you are currently at. I can teach beginners, advanced students, professional musicians, music teachers, and amateur music lovers! Choose to work on Classical Repertoire, Broadway, Jazz and Rock-Pop arrangements, Contemporary, Film Music, Holiday classics, or any of your favorite pieces of music! (We will also be learning music theory to better understand the music you are playing) 2. Receive NYSSMA preparation, National Piano Guild, ABRSM or Royal Conservatories of Music Festivals, recital and solo or concerto competition performances 3. Take solo and collaborative piano/chamber music coaching sessions to students who are advanced, intermediate, elementary students and amateur music lovers 4. Receive vocal coaching focusing on German Lieder repertoire 5. I have experience as an Artistic Director of festivals. I can teach you how to organize an event. (Available in English, German, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian language)
Typically my students meet weekly for one hour sessions but can schedule back to back if available in my calendar Some of my principles include: developing a correct technique and deep musical understanding of the pieces, using creative methods to keep the interest of the student and expanding their love and knowledge of music in general, and adjusting to every student depending on the need
How to Prepare for our First Class: Email me ahead of time to let me know how to prepare for our meeting. Let me know things such as skill level and what you are looking to accomplish. If you would like to take a piano class you need to have a piano/keyboard with you.
A Little Bit About Me:
Hailed by critics as “a pianist of enviable power,” “an artist of clear and vivid vision,” Ms. Mrmevska made her debut at the age of 9, winning first prizes in national competitions. At 12, she made her orchestral debut with the Macedonian Philharmonic. At 18, she represented N. Macedonia at the EBU Eurovision Contest for young musicians. She took 1st prize at the International Piano Competition for Young Talents “Rovere d'Oro” and 2 nd prize at the “Schumann-Young Chang”. Mrmevska has performed as a recitalist and orchestra soloist across Europe and the U.S. in venues such as Musikhalle Hamburg, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Danube Palace, Budapest, Chicago Cultural Center. As a humanitarian, Mrmevska was active in an NGO which rescued children during the Balkan wars. She was awarded the “13th November Prize of the City of Skopje ” for outstanding achievement. In 2006 Mrmevska appeared in Shadows, directed by M. Manchevski. Committed to promoting Macedonian music, Mrmevska has given world premieres of Macedonian composers. Her next CD will feature further examples of this genre. In her native Macedonia, she often appears on national media and in Chicago she was broadcast live by WFMT at the prestigious Dame Myra Hess concert series. She is a DAAD scholar, as well as the recipient of O. Stöterau and the Oscar and Vera Stiftung. She received the J. Bradley Award from the U of Denver, as well as the prestigious Staller Scholar Award from SUNY at Stony Brook, where she completed her DMA in piano performance under the renowned pianist Gilbert Kalish. Ms. Mrmevska is also an active teaching artist and educator. At SUNY in New York, she coached advanced students and taught undergraduate courses. Her students have won soloist competitions and performed at Lincoln Center. She is a jury member at competitions such as LIC Soloist, Danube International Concerto, Sound Symphony Solo and Yamaha Piano/Breckenridge Concerto. In 2018 she joined the distinguished piano faculty at Scriabin Summer Piano Academy, where she continues to teach individual lessons and lecture on music history. In the season of 2021/22 Ms. Mrmevska will be an Artist in Residence at universities and colleges in the USA, including Tennessee Tech, Houston Community College. She will be a guest artist with Chandler Symphony Orchestra and the German Consulate in New York, as well as festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. I see art as an activity through which our memories and desires flow into a heightened awareness and affirmation of our shared humanity—its endless variety and its essential unity. From this awareness comes the power of art to heal and teach, to preserve and enlarge our lives. To engage in this activity through the discipline, craft and spiritual practice of music is a privilege and a blessing. www.kalinamrmevska.com