CLASSIFICATIONS: Chamber Music Performer, Accompanist, Music Lecture
PROFESSIONAL- Current: Piano Teacher/Accompanist in The AIM (Australian Institute of music), Piano Teacher/Musicianship in Kambala school.
- Practical experience supported by 11 years extensive training and qualification.
- Experienced in educating all levels of musicians, including tertiary students.
- Accompanying String, Wind, Vocal, Choral and Opera Repetiteur.
- Experience in the preparation for Eisteddfods, auditions and concerts.
- Tutoring and preparation for music exams.
- Highly developed planning and organisational skills, detail-oriented, accurate and reliable.
- Ability to be empathetic, yet professional.
- Experienced in the development of curriculum and implementation of innovative training strategies.
Irina Klamka was born in the USSR where she obtained her DipMus (Kuznetsk) with High Distinction in 1986. In 1991 she was awarded a BMus with High Distinction from Saratov Conservatorium of Music named after L.V.Sobinov. After her arrival in Australia she graduated from Griffith University in 2000 with a Master of Music Studies. She developed as a musician under the direction of N.I.Tarnavskaya, A.E.Rikkel and A.N.Cherednichenko in Russia, all outstanding educators and Fellows of the Russian School of H.N.Newhause and M.I.Grinberg.
In Australia Irina completed her Degree with the renowned Ms M. Hair, Dr.B.Harvey and Emeritus Professor M.Brimer.
Irina started teaching while studying at musical college in 1983, counting her pedagogical experience at more then 20 years. Currently Irina lectures in Piano (Tertiary level) at the Australian Institute of Music, works as an accompanist and teaches in the Young/Open AIM Program. Irina also teaches Piano and Musicianship in Kambala. Her students perform regularly at a variety of concerts including the Art Gallery of NSW, in Eisteddfods and on 2MBS-FM. Some of her students hold scholarships at some of the most prestigious schools in Sydney.
As a qualified Piano teacher, Music lecturer and Accompanist with over twenty years experience, I have striven to develop and maintain a high level of professionalism. I have succeeded in diagnosing areas of weakness in students, as a first and essential step in their transformation as learners. It is my belief that strong communications skills are also essential in the teaching of piano and accompaniment. I have made the development of these skills a priority because effective communication enables the imparting of knowledge, clear understanding and building of strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
I set high standards for myself as a lifelong learner and for my students as a means of achieving their full potential. To support these expectations, I have a strong commitment to achieving excellence in learning outcomes by providing my students with support that will result in realising their goals. To this end, I am open to and use new and innovative teaching strategies that accommodate the individual needs of students. Further, I believe in varying strategies and techniques to ensure a flexible, positive and encouraging environment in which students feel comfortable, are ready to learn and are motivated.
THE STUDY OF MUSIC IS A WONDERFUL, SPIRITUAL PRACTICE.
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