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Yoanna Kotlyarova

Yoanna Kotlyarova

Vienna

Summary

Highly trained and dedicated professional focused on traditional and modern approaches to teaching arts. Creates stimulating lessons for all levels of students. Believes in the value of collaboration and is committed to creating a supportive classroom. Will foster an environment that encourages students to think critically and expressively.

Overview

10
10
years of professional experience

Work History

Freelance Piano Instructor

Musikschule Play Wien
2023.08 - Current
  • Implement innovative improvisational and compositional techniques.
  • Design dynamic lesson plans based on student's unique goals and interests.
  • Establish a strong music foundation with students by incorporating music theory into weekly lessons.

Freelance Piano Instructor

Musikschule Klangwelt
2020.12 - Current
  • Teach ages 3 to 36.
  • Audio-record performances for playback to help students identify mistakes and areas for improvement.
  • Provide clear and individual examples in relation to each student.

Freelance Piano Instructor

American International School Vienna (AIS)
2017.11 - Current
  • Teach ages 8 to 16.
  • Adjudicator for online solo and ensemble festivals, from 2021 to 2024.
  • Prepare over 15 piano performances for online competitions and festival showcases.
  • Success in the absorption of tasks.
  • Communicate regularly with parents to provide information about children's progress and challenges.

Freelance Accompanist

American International School Vienna
2017.09 - 2023.09
  • Performed with International Honors Orchestras in Jeju, South Korea in 2024; Brussels, Belgium in 2022; and Madrid, Spain in 2018.
  • Collaboration with AIS High School Orchestra and Strings director in "Goldener Saal", Musikverein, Vienna in 2018.
  • Performed, on average, four concerts per academic year, including special functions and classroom rehearsals.
  • Interpreted and modified the musical phrasing to personalize the AIS performances.

Violin Sales Representitive

Blue Danube Violins GMBH
2018.09 - 2018.12

Skills:

Tune violins, violas and violoncellos of all sizes.

Maintain strings instruments.

Recognize the value of different violins.

Recognize the quality of good sounding violins.

Recognize different brands for supplies and instruments.

Introduce an instrument to a client.

Freelance Accompanist

Choir „BosAlegre"
2017.01 - 2017.09
  • Performed 4 concerts per month.
  • Accommodated special functions, rehearsals and recordings.
  • Transposed music to alternate keys with speed and accuracy to match the singer's range.
  • Created instant arrangements to fit the singing style.

University Library Receptionist ,PCC and Hanze UAS

Prins Claus Conservatory, Hanze University
2014.11 - 2017.04

Kept the library shelves and printed materials well-stocked and organized according to established system.

Catalogued and sorted books and library materials.

Followed the quality standards and procedures maximize customer satisfaction.

Managed basic book requests and located materials.

Education

Master of Arts -

New Bulgarian University
Sofia, Bulgaria
06.2023

Artistic Diploma - Piano

Prayner Konservatorium
Vienna, Austria
06.2020

Bachelor of Arts - Classical Music Major

Prince Claus Conservatoire, Hanze (UAS)
Groningen, The Netherlands
08.2017

Erasmus+ -

Universität Der Künste (UdK)
Berlin, Germany
07.2016

Erasmus+ -

Konservatorium Für Musik Und Kunst (MUK)
Wien, Austria
01.2016

High School Diploma -

National Music Highschool ”Lubomir Pipkov"
Sofia, Bulgaria
06.2013

Skills

  • Classroom management and organization
  • Prepare competition applications
  • Applying effective communication techniques
  • Instructing individually and in small groups
  • Teach students with special learning needs
  • Entertaining learning process
  • Excellent in motivating children
  • Trusted chaperone in Brussels, Madrid and Moscow
  • English skills: level C2
  • Parent-Teacher Communication

Accomplishments

  • Officially invited by the artistic director of „Evmelia“ Festival in Volos, and Athens, Greece, 2019.
  • Performed with Mr. Ben Detrick in Bulgarian Cultural Institute (BKI) Haus „Wittgenstein“ Vienna, Austria 2018; BKI Berlin, Germany, 2016; Normandie Ridge Retirement Community in York, PA, USA, 2019/2023; and Cross Key Village in New Oxford, PA, USA, 2023.
  • Masterclasses at „PianoFest“ with M. Chernyavska, J. Schmit, and L. Blondeel, 2024; B. Berman and J. Lowenthal, 2022; K. Hellwig, 2019; and D. Blumenthal and S. von Eckardstein, 2017 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
  • Award winner in multiple music competitions and a writing competition.

Timeline

Freelance Piano Instructor

Musikschule Play Wien
2023.08 - Current

Freelance Piano Instructor

Musikschule Klangwelt
2020.12 - Current

Violin Sales Representitive

Blue Danube Violins GMBH
2018.09 - 2018.12

Freelance Piano Instructor

American International School Vienna (AIS)
2017.11 - Current

Freelance Accompanist

American International School Vienna
2017.09 - 2023.09

Freelance Accompanist

Choir „BosAlegre"
2017.01 - 2017.09

University Library Receptionist ,PCC and Hanze UAS

Prins Claus Conservatory, Hanze University
2014.11 - 2017.04

Master of Arts -

New Bulgarian University

Artistic Diploma - Piano

Prayner Konservatorium

Bachelor of Arts - Classical Music Major

Prince Claus Conservatoire, Hanze (UAS)

Erasmus+ -

Universität Der Künste (UdK)

Erasmus+ -

Konservatorium Für Musik Und Kunst (MUK)

High School Diploma -

National Music Highschool ”Lubomir Pipkov"
Yoanna Kotlyarova