Music hub is an exciting music school where anyone can develop their musical skills and passions. We offer group and individual classes in voice and major musical instruments for all levels and all age groups (kids, teens and adults). Our curriculum has been designed and is based on the knowledge and our experience from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA).
We offer individual lessons, playing/singing in bands or Chamber String Orchestra, songwriting, Music Production, musicianship classes for kids or jazz improvisation. We also prepare students for exams at foreign music Universities.
At Music Hub, every student has the opportunity to gain stage experience at our gala concerts twice a year.
From April 2020 Music Hub became an Official Examination Partner for ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). You can now take your weekly lessons which will lead to the ABRSM graded examinations.
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Olga Szyłejko (Olga Matu) – a vocalist, singer-songwriter and the founder of the Music Hub Academy in Warsaw. Olga is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston where she studied Contemporary Writing and Production and Singing. Following her studies, she released two albums under her stage name Olga Matu. Her greatest passions are music and education. She gained further teaching experience as a vocal and musicianship coach at Simply Theatre Academy in Geneva, Switzerland meanwhile becoming a finalist at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival Contest fulfilling her lifetime dream to play at the same stage as all her musical heroes. Upon returning to Poland Olga devoted her energy to setting up a novel music school – Music Hub Academy in Warsaw, with a goal to pass on her passion and love for music onto children and adults. Music Hub now operates in Warsaw at Powiśle and also supports various international schools with its music curriculums. She takes great pride in creating a space which focuses on individual approach to each student, yet encourages children and adults to form bands where they showcase their newly acquired skills and have fun together. Go check out Olga’s website.
OUR TEACHING METHOD
Music Hub is the first and only music academy which is officially recognized by Berklee College of Music, using its textbooks and other official materials. Berklee has long been considered one of the best contemporary music university in the world. Our curriculum tries to combine best elements of two genres: contemporary music (improvisation, accompaniment, freedom to perform) with classical music (knowledge of the music theory, harmony and ability to read sheet music). We will be teaching you proper technique using modern and effective methods across different music genres: from jazz to classical. All in an effort to open our students‘ mind and broaden not only musical horizons.
STRING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
(intermediate and advance groups)
The chamber String Orchestra is an ideal place for those who have already had several (or more) years of learning to play the violin, viola, cello or double bass and would like to experience playing in an orchestra under the guidance of an experienced teacher – Elżbieta Sandel, MA. From this year we have two groups: advanced and intermediate. We invite you to sign up and audition to our orchestra. In order to set the time of the audition, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Repertoire from pearls of classical music to well-known and loved film music.
(6 months -3 yo)
MeloFun is an innovative and fun music program. It is based on world-known music education principles. It incorporates the elements of eurythmics (Dalcroze), ear training (Kodály), and melodic and rhythmic improvisation (Orff). MELOFUN was created because music education is our passion and we love to share it. It has been scientifically proven that learning music brings many benefits to the child’s development process. It improves memory, and abstract reasoning skills, relieves stress, develops motor skills, enhances creativity, and teaches patience and discipline. Class lasts for 45 minutes. Parents are active participants. Each class is finished with a little concert on piano, cello or violin. After signing up for a class each parents will receive a free MeloFun App login to support your child’s music education at home! Book a class and join us for a wonderful adventure!
(3-4 YEARS OLD)
MeloFun is an innovative and fun music program. It is based on world-known music education principles. It incorporates the elements of eurythmics (Dalcroze), ear training (Kodály), and melodic and rhythmic improvisation (Orff). MELOFUN was created because music education is our passion and we love to share it. It has been scientifically proven that learning music brings many benefits to the child’s development process. It improves memory, and abstract reasoning skills, relieves stress, develops motor skills, enhances creativity, and teaches patience and discipline. Class lasts for 45 minutes. After signing up for a class each parents will receive a free MeloFun App login to support your child’s music education at home! Book a class and see how fun it is to study music with us!
(5-6 YEARS OLD)
MeloFun is an innovative and fun music program. It is based on world-known music education principles. It incorporates the elements of eurythmics (Dalcroze), ear training (Kodály), and melodic and rhythmic improvisation (Orff). MELOFUN was created because music education is our passion and we love to share it. It has been scientifically proven that learning music brings many benefits to the child’s development process. It improves memory, and abstract reasoning skills, relieves stress, develops motor skills, enhances creativity, and teaches patience and discipline. Class lasts for 50 minutes. After signing up for a class each parents will receive a free MeloFun App login to support your child’s music education at home!. Book a class and see how fun it is to study music with us!
Gospel as a music genre hides countless beautiful and interesting harmonies, and when it is sung by the whole choir, the experience is unforgettable for both singers and listeners. Participation in the choir is not only a great pleasure, but also a great ear training workout. While harmonizing, we develop the so-called inner ear and become more aware of our instrument. We recommend such training both to soloists who want to develop their ear and to people who do not like solo performances, but want to develop their musical passions. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 19:30 and last 90 minutes. The choir will sing the repertoire only in English, because the classes are bilingual. The group is led by Anna Mazurek. Classes contain only educational elements.
First class is for free and if you like it join us for good!
Playing in a BAND is why many of us start to play an instrument. If you are a singer who would like to play live with others or a young musician who wants to play his/her favorite songs in a band – this is a class for you. A space for being creative and building a synergy amongst the band members. We develop not only the skill of playing, but also improvising and creating. We are looking for keen vocalists, musicians – dreamers who have practiced their instrument for months and want to find a platform to express their creativity. We welcome all the ideas, we subject the arrangements to group’s preferences. Auditions are obligatory. Bands are put together depending on the level of playing. Join us!
If you would like to learn from scratch how to play an instrument or sing, or you wish to improve on your existing skills under a watchful eye of a devoted teacher – sign up for private classes with us! Depending on your level of experience and age, you may choose a 30/45/60 minute long session which take place at our Academy. We will try to find the most suitable teacher given your preference and skills. We have individual classes in: singing (voice), piano, violin, guitar, flute and many more major instruments – please contact us for more information. We strongly encourage all students of Music Hub Band to sign up for individual classes where you can practice the band material and work on playing/singing solo as well. For those enrolled in the MH Band discounts for individual sessions are available.
Singing is a wonderful form of expression and a great pleasure for many. If you want to sing in a healthy way, with a stable sound without getting tired – you need practice and regular work under the supervision of a qualified trainer. Discover the full potential of your voice with one-on-one singing lessons at Music Hub. You’ll learn the correct technique and gain the confidence needed to perform in front of an audience, and if you want to do it just for yourself – that’s fine. Singing is a form of therapy or relaxation for some people. Thanks to classes with experienced vocal coaches, you will be able to learn to sing with ease and develop your own unique style. Twice a year, each student can take part in a concert on a large stage with full sound system. We invite you to individual singing lessons at Music Hub Academy.
If you want to learn to play from scratch or improve your skills under the guidance of an experienced teacher, individual piano lessons are just for you. Depending on your skill level and age, you can choose lessons of 30, 45 or 60 minutes. We try to match teachers to the needs and skills of the student. We offer individual lessons in piano, drums, guitar, bass, violin, cello, double bass, flute, ukulele, saxophone and clarinet. We strongly encourage all Music Hub Band participants to take individual lessons, during which you can practice band repertoire and gain solo playing skills. Twice a year, each student can perform solo on a large stage with full sound system and gain stage experience. We invite you to classes at Music Hub and pursue your musical passions.
Want to write your own songs but don’t quite know where to start? Or maybe you already write, but you don’t know what to do next? You probably have a million tunes in your head that you want to write lyrics to? Individual Songwriting classes are a great way to develop these skills. Classes are designed for beginners and already practicing songwriters. In Music Hub you will be able to regularly work on your compositions. Each songwriter will perform on the big stage with his compositions twice a year, so your songs will not end up in a drawer.
Our goal is to help you create lyrics, open your head of arrangements for your songs and give you the opportunity to record a DEMO (for an additional fee. More details in the “DEMO recording” tab. Enjoy!
If you would like to learn the basics of production in Ableton Live or deepen your knowledge in this area, these classes are just for you. Mixing, mastering, sampling, sound design and, above all, creating your own music – you will learn all this and more during our music production classes (style: pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, house, rock). Twice a year, each producer will be able to play their set in concert on the big stage and share their music with a wider audience.
Requires a laptop with Ableton Live software and a MIDI keyboard.
Did you know that many foreign universities do not require a completed first and second degree of music school? There are many interesting fields of study in the world that are worth considering when choosing your life path (music production, sound design, music therapy, film music composition, songwriting, music business).
At Music Hub, we have been very successful in preparing students for music exams at foreign universities. Our students are studying or have already graduated from these music universities: Berklee College of Music in Boston, Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Trinity College in London and Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology in Berlin.
If you want to apply to a foreign music school or a state music school, we can help you prepare for the exams. Our staff includes both teachers from renowned universities in Poland and foreign music universities (Berklee College of Music in Boston, LA Institute of Music in California or Rhytmic Music Conservatory in Berlin), who will perfectly prepare you for entrance exams and guide you through the entire process.
If you are interested, please send us an e-mail with information about the school or university of your choice, after which we will invite you for the first consultation, after which an action plan will be established, which we will help you implement and get into your dream music university.
Berklee College of Music in Boston (USA) is a leading higher musical institution, highly regarded especially for its innovative approach to teaching. In the 50’s, Berklee was the first university to have introduced jazz classes to the curriculum and now continues to educate exceptional musicians and composers in jazz, film scoring, songwriting or musical production. Some of its notable alumni include Quincy Jones (1951), Diana Krall (1983), Lalah Hathaway (1994) or John Mayer (1998) and many other Grammy Award winners.
Our cooperation with Berklee means we offer a harmonized curriculum and receive educational assistance for Music Hub and allows us to invite our students to take part in an exceptional program for teenagers – Berklee Summer Program in Boston, USA.
MUSIC AND BRAIN
Research on brain functions has shown that various intellectual activities stimulate certain brain regions. Doing math tests activates part of the left hemisphere, whilst reading – part of the right hemisphere. Interestingly, listening to music has an effect on both of them. The real magic happens however, when we create and play music as all parts of both the hemispheres are fully stimulated. On top of that, the bridge between the two parts of the brain is then also active. This shows how great music can be for your brain. No wonder why – you need to coordinate two hands whilst adding an analytical element of reading notes and then transpose it onto your instrument. On top of that, one needs to perform the piece within the right rhythm and often show what emotions accompany that performance. There is no better exercise for our brain than playing a musical instrument! Cooperation of the two brains hemispheres is responsible for our creativity, which is the most scarce „item“ in our old-fashioned Polish educational system. Creativity is also what many future employers wish to see in their workforce. Whatever you wish to do in your professional life, approaching it creatively can only make it better! We invite you to Music Hub where training and activating your brain can be done in a fun and inspiring atmosphere!