Garforth Singing Schools

Singing and Piano Lessons, Garforth, Leeds

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About Me

Dr Anne-Marie Czajkowski

PhD, MMus, BA(Hons), ARCM(PG), MISM, AOTOS

Lessons held in Garforth, Leeds

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I studied voice at the Royal College of Music (95-97) in London as a postgraduate where I received my performance diploma and studied teaching of voice (ARCM(PG)). When I came top in the ‘Art of Teaching’ class, I was given my first teaching post by the Professor training the course and I have teaching voice since 1997, and doing singing jobs for fun and profit.

I gained my BA degree in Music fromReading University (89-92) where I subsequently taught voice for 8 years (98-06). I gained my MMus in Applied Psychology of Music (specialism music education and vocal pedagogy) from the University of Leeds in 2013 and subsequently completed my PhD in the same specialisms in 2019.

I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the National Association of Singing Teachers (NATS), and the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS). I am also singing teacher trainer providing CPD for school music teachers, have coached, trained and mentored singing teachers, and I am a lecturer for Vocal Health Education (VHE). I am also a VHE registered first aider.

I currently teach at the University of Leeds on the MMus Applied Performance module, Garforth Academy, VHE, Voice Workshop, and privately at home. I am also a Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds on the MA Music Psychology, MA Music and Wellbeing and MMus in Performance courses. 

For information about my PhD study on the effects of Mindfulness on Musicians and to find links for my peer-reviewed published articles, please visit my sister website (Mindfulness for Singers).

MINI PERFORMANCE CV

Isolde's 'Liebestod' from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde with LUUMS Symphony Orchestra, Berlin tour 2013. Video:Performance from Kaiser Wilhelm Memoria Church, Berlin, 4 June 2013.

Turandot in Puccini’s Turandot for Park Opera in February/March 2007

Marenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride for Bearwood Opera in 2006

Strauss’ Four Last Songs conducted by Philip Ellis with the West Forest Synfonia in February

Mendelssohn’s Elijah conducted by Paul Rhys with the orchestra and choir of Reading University 2004

Countess in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro at ENO, 2004 with Paul Daniels recorded for Channel 4.

Lisa in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades for Park Opera, 2003 with Andrew Yeats from ENO as Hermann

Tatyana’s Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ and Mahler’s ‘Fourth Symphony’ at St Paul’s Church, Wokingham conducted by Levon Parikianon

Beethoven’s ‘Choral Symphony’ for West Forest Synfonia and Reading Haydn Choir with Philip Ellis, 2002

Soloist for Welsh National Opera at the Worshipful Company of Upholders Annual dinner in the City, 1999

PRIZES

1997 RCM Sullivan and Farrar New Composition and Performance Prize.

MASTERCLASSES

Jane Manning, Wolfgang Holzmair, Roger Vignoles, Mary King (ENO), Tony Legg (ENO) and Paul Daniel (ENO)

TEACHING HISTORY

Reading University - 1st study BA(Hons) degree music students in voice.

Bishop Stortford High School - voice

Lady Eleanor Hollis School, Teddington - voice

St Mary’s School, Ascot – french horn and voice

Bearwood College, Winnersh (dyslexic students) - voice

Leighton Park, Reading – voice

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology - spoken voice

Horsforth Music Centre - voice, piano and french horn

SLP College - voice, advanced music theatre, technique

Huddersfield New College - BTEC Performing Arts - voice teaching, examination and audition preparation.

University of Leeds - Vocal Ensemble Performance, Best of Broadway Lecture series, Music Psychology lectures.

"I have over 20 years experience teaching people of all ages and all types. As an everlasting student of vocal pedagogy and life, I love to teach and bring people joy, pleasure and success in music."

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