Tjaša Kastelic

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Teaching has played a big role in my life since the age of 14. I have acquired my first experiences as teacher in Slovenia and Austria, and since coming to Berlin in 2015, I am working at the City Music School Fanny Hensel (Mitte/Wedding).

My love for this wonderful instrument and my extensive experience have made it possible to achieve many successes with my students, such as helping them pass auditions for music schools and music colleges, as well as receive very good results in competitions.

From personal experience, having changed my violin-playing technique several times, I put emphasis on the bow-hold, holding of the violin, and playing with the left hand. I strive for, as much as possible, a relaxed body during playing. My favorite part of teaching is discovering how to interpret individual musical pieces along with the students, so every feeling and every story is reflected in the sound. I am very thankful that I have had the opportunity to learn from so many excellent musicians who have always treated music as fantasy that has not limits.

It is very important for me to have good and genuine relationships with my students, and I am very thankful that I have such relationships with each and every one of them. I attach a lot of importance on how things are said. Therefore I always make sure that I find the right way for the student to make progress as fast as possible, and so that his potential is fully realized. 

I invest all of my energy, focus, and knowledge in teaching, nothing less than what I give on the stage during my own performances. Therefore, I also expect a lot from the students. 

Since I have been feeling for some time now a responsibility for the musical progress of the young generation, I have decided to do something more - to create a musical community. Kastelic Music Academy is the home of quality musical knowledge, empathy and support. I am sincerely thankful for such a good team, that is looking forward to making excellent music, having good students, and delivering great results. 

What my students say

"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."

Justin Müller, Germany

"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."

Ekin Kilic, Germany

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