kma Berlin - Kastelic Music Academy
As a private music school we share quality music knowledge with passion and empathy.
At heart, our academy is about people. A creative community supported by a dedicated team, focused on delivering the knowledge at its highest level with personal approach.
The KMA is there to help you unleash your hidden potential expression and cultivate and rediscover your intuition.
Our teaching methods takes you into deliberate practice that builds your skills over time making you a musician you want to become.
We believe that enjoyment is a key aspect of good learning. Understanding how to make this process enjoyable can make the difference between being fulfilled or not at the end of the day.
"I met Hratschya Gargaloyan for the first time when he was accompanying our opera productions in the HfMHans Eisler“ Berlin where I sang different roles. I immediately understood how great pianist and accompanist he is. Not only he has a great technical and musical abilities to play the piano, but also he possess an natural understanding of accompanying and supporting a singer."
"Cecilia is an excellent teacher, strict and understanding, she has a special gift for listening and is very ingenious. She works equally on technique and musicality, proposes concrete solutions to problems and devotes much attention to playing together"
"For 2 years Cecilia Ferron teaches violin to our daughter Alma and we are really delighted. The enthusiasm and the joy of playing of our daughter has developed extremely strong. Cecilia keeps Alma's curiosity, promoting her musicality and making her a self-confident eleven-years-old musician."
"Claudia was my teacher for one semester at the Hanns Eisler and I can say that she helped me a lot to understand the german system of Music Theory – Tonsatz. I can sincerely say that music theory wasn ́t my favourite subject since I came to Germany but Claudia convinced me to give it another try and she made me also understand how to get better on the subject, because she really makes it look easier and understandable."
"I have been taking lessons with Manuel Abreu for one year. During this time I have significantly improved my skills as a trumpet player. Manuel's lessons are relaxed, yet at the same time very intensive. He is always very focused on what I am doing. He always manages to motivate me to work on musicality and supports the student to reach the expected level. Without his support, success in competitions nor in the recent audition for the Hanns Eisler Conservatory would not be possible."
"I really enjoyed lessons with Tjaša. She has mastered being able to teach the violin with passion to beginners. The combination of technique learning and playing favorite songs, have fortified my already-existing passion for the violin. For each student, she kindly gives a lot of time and tailors the teaching specifically to the student."
"She always explains new methods or things that I do not quite understand, and sometimes even visually. In addition, Tjaša is very flexible when we talk about teaching times. She is also open to self-selected songs or orchestral pieces as long as they correspond to my level. Tjaša is for me not only a teacher, but also a really good friend with whom you can talk about everything. She invites me to her concerts. I'm really lucky to have her as violin teacher."
"I am student of Jerzy Chwastyk only for a short period of time but I am really impressed how he teaches and I really enjoy his lessons. His attention to details is remarkable and he always finds something small to improve, which then improves the whole piece. His lessons aren´t boring, I think they are very fun, so if anyone is trying to have fun with music, Jurek is a good choice. I´ve been playing guitar since 8 years and he is my fourth teacher and I think he is really good. I am currently learning for Grade 7 ABRSM exam for guitar and we have made progress with the songs already a lot! So, if someone is looking for someone to help preparing an exam, I think Jurek is a good choice for that."
"From preparing my entrance exam at university, to getting me and my drum set ready for studio recordings with my bands - Oli has always been a great and motivating support! In his well-structured lessons he didn’t only show me effective techniques and concepts, but also how I can be creative with them. With his focus on my individual aims and goals, Oli always had helpful tips which made my drumming, my sound and my feel better within a short time. Now, that I am a drum teacher myself, I can pass on a lot of Oli’s knowledge to my own students."