TEACHING PIANO AT HOME IN NEUCHATEL, SWITZERLAND
COURS DE PIANO A DOMICILE A NEUCHATEL, SUISSE
As a teacher, you learn a lot from the student. You always have to adapt to a new situation, you need to listen to what they want, what they can.
How can you transmit a knowledge with fun? How can you share your passion when the kid is not able to understand yet? all those answers comes with maturity, experiences but also with a profound understanding of kids in general, but also in people. Teaching piano involves the kid, the teacher and the parent. All three together will be able to improve.
I do believe teaching has to be a vocation, a job that you do with your heart. I started teaching when i was young, during my study time in the Netherlands. I did receive a pedagogic diploma in 2011 in Zurich with distinction.
At the moment, i have the privilege to teach students at home. This gives a feeling of cosiness, learning with pleasure and without competition.
I named my concept ” ADOMI ” because in french ” A DOMICILE” means ” At Home”.
I teach at home but I can also teach at the kid’s home if no one can bring him.
I feel it is important for you to have a feedback from some of my students:
Vanessa Allenspach, Winterthur (Zurich) 17 years old ( 2018):
“Having had lessons with Mrs Katia Braunschweiler has helped me in many different ways to improve my piano skills. Her professional knowledge and passion in playing has enhanced my ability to master the difficulties piano playing comes with. Furthermore, her great motivation has influenced me and pushed me to never give up. Choosing her as a teacher was clearly the right choice!”
Lea Schmid, Winterthur (Zurich), 13 years old ( 2018):
” I liked very much the lessons with you, because you were demanding but you never pushed me too much. I learned incredibly a lot, and today i can still use those skills. I found also good that i could choose the pieces with you. I would recommend you anytime as a piano teacher.”
The mother of Tate Frieden, Winterthur (Zurich), 11 years old ( 2019):
“It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Katia Braunschweiler. I have known Katia for about three years. My son started his piano lessons as a complete beginner with Katia. The progress that he made was certainly down to Katia, who continued to motivate him with her happy, enthusiastic and very bubbly attitude. She would adapt the music and lessons to his current skill level while at the same time providing challenges to keep the learning process going. Not only did my son grow as a piano player but he also gained more confidence in himself.
Katia was very proud of each and every student as was evident during piano recitals. Each student, regardless of their level of knowledge, performed a piano piece. Katia would sometimes play 4 handed to make the most of even the simplest of the children’s pieces, which made the students confident, excited and enthusiastic.
I respected Katia for many of her qualities but most of all because she was able to connect with her students and customize their piano lessons according to their strengths. She is a very positive and encouraging teacher who is able to make confident self-motivated piano players. I can highly recommend Katia as a piano teacher and am envious of her future students who will get to experience her contagious passion and love of music first hand.”
Elisa Bornand, St Blaise (Neuchâtel), 8 years old ( 2019):
“J’ai beaucoup de chance car vous m’apprenez bien les notes de musique et les partitions. Je vous trouve très sympa, patiente et gentille.”