The aim of our school’s education is to awaken young people’s love of music. We believe that supporting their talents is our privilege and duty.

We do our best to preserve children’s natural spontaneity and joy in the course of their systematic, patient and often arduous work.

We wish that music which they will gradually explore and play on their own may serve as an inexhaustible source of satisfaction for them.

It is our intent to make the first years of their music education a memorable time, devoted not only to acquiring knowledge and skills, but also of opening the doors to the unknown and wonderful reality and entering a brand new, fascinating world of music.

 

THE PRIMARY MUSIC SCHOOL

Education in our school lasts either six (the Children Department) or four years (the Youth Department). First of all, a principal instrument the child will play needs to be chosen. In our school instruction in the following instruments is available:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • ‘Cello
  • Double bass
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Accordion
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Percussion

Instrumental lessons are individual, which facilitates the atmosphere of partnership and enables the teacher to adjust the school curriculum according to the student’s advancement. Music theory, eurythmics and listening classes are held in small groups.

The skills aquired in our school give rise to an everlasting sense of success and profound satisfaction. It grows even bigger when coupled with audience recognition or a sweet taste of victory in a noble competition.
Overcoming individual weaknesses: stress and stage fright that always accompany public performances, as well as taking responsibility for the results of teamwork, are the elements that cannot be overestimated in shaping young people’s characters.

 

Our students may attend the school orchestras classes (string orchestra, big band), chamber ensembles and choir. From an early age they learn what it feels like to participate in both individual and group performances contributing to concerts not only in the school’s concert hall, but also such historic venues as the Kraków Philharmonic, „Wieliczka” Salt Mine, numerous Kraków churches, and the Niepołomice Royal Castle. They perform in festivals and competitions at home and abroad, for instance in Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

Our orchestras, choir, chamber ensembles and soloists are often invited to create an unforgettable musical setting for a wide array of festivities, meetings and other significant events. The school’s front office and headmasters provide information on the possibility of organizing such concerts.

Below we attach the downloadable list of obligatory courses in the Primary Music School with the detailed number of learning hours as required by the school’s curriculum and an overall school’s work schedule.

 

Obligatory courses in the Children Department (weekly):

Name of the course Year
I II III IV V VI
Principal instrument
Ear training+eurythmics
Ear training
Listening practice
Supplementary piano practice
Choir, orchestra, chamber ensemble
Accompaniment tuition

 

Obligatory courses in the Youth Department (weekly):

Name of the course Year
I II III IV
Principal instrument
Ear training
Listening practice
Supplementary piano practice
Choir, orchestra or chamber ensemble
Accompaniment tuition

Our school provides elementary music education (the Primary Music School) which means that upon graduation students are able to continue their study in the music high school (the Secondary Music School).

 

THE SECONDARY MUSIC SCHOOL
Education in the Secondary Music School lasts either six years (the Instrumental Specialty) or four years (the Vocal Specialty). Instruction in the following instrumental classes is available:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • ‘Cello
  • Double bass
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Accordion
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

 

In 2014 the Jazz Specialty (a four year cycle) was established including both Vocal and Instrumental Specialties. Instruction in the following instruments is available there:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • ‘Cello
  • Double bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Saxophone
  • Accordion
  • Percussion

 

Additionally, extra-curricular early instrument classes have been made available for the Secondary Music School students, such as Baroque violin, viola and ‘cello, the traverso, recorder, natural trumpet and lute.

Below we attach the downloadable list of obligatory courses in the Secondary Music School with the detailed number of learning hours as required by the school’s curriculum and an overall school’s work schedule.

 

Obligatory courses in the Instrumental Specialty (six-year cycle), weekly:

Name of the course Year
I II III IV V VI
Principal instrument
Accompaniment tuition
Ear training
Musical principles with elements of notes edition
Music history with literaturę
Music literature
Harmony
Musical forms

Complementary courses (depending on the specialty):

– Choir or orchestra

– Piano

– Piano improvisation?

– Orchestral studies?

– Chamber ensemble

 

 

Obligatory courses in the Vocal Specialty (four-year cycle), weekly:

Name of the course Year
I II III IV
Singing
Accompaniment tuition
Ear training
Musical principles with elements of notes edition
Music history
Musical forms
Harmony

Complementary courses:

– Piano for vocalists

– Diction and interpretation

– Vocal ensemble

– Dramatic play basics

– Choir

 

 

Obligatory courses in the Jazz Instrumental Specialty (four-year cycle), weekly:

Name of the course Year
I II III IV
Principal jazz instrument
Jazz ear training
Musical principles with elements of notes edition
History of jazz with music literaturę
Musical forms
Jazz harmony with rudimentary improvisation

Complementary courses:

– Big band

– Combo (jazz ensemble)

– Rhythmical excercises

– Piano

– Jazz piano improvisation?

 

 

Obligatory courses in the Jazz Vocal Specialty (four-year cycle), weekly:

Name of the course Year
I II III IV
Singing
Ear training
Accompaniment tuition
Musical principles with elements of notes edition
History of jazz with music literaturę
Music history
Musical forms
Jazz harmony with rudimentary improvisation

Complementary courses:

– Piano for vocalists

– Diction with interpretation

– Rhythmical excercises

– Dramatic play basics

– Vocal emission

– Combo (jazz ensemble)