Jacek, a classical pianist from Poland, received his early training in Rybnik where he studied with Prof. Irena Krzyszkowska. He continued his studies at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice under Prof. Jozef Stompel. While there, he performed his 1st solo recitals as well as concerts with festured srtists, chamber groups and symphony orchestras.

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  City Yorktown Heights, NY
  Zip Code 10598
  Address 2014 Crompond Road
  Phone Number (914) 962-7222

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Our teachers are qualified, truly motivated and dedicated, accommodating, but fair and demanding, focused on progress and success. Whether preparing students for their NYSMA exam, various recitals and auditions or just deepening their knowledge and mastering an instrument, the goal never changes. It is to teach them to understand and appreciate music, for, no matter what the level, it will affect every aspect of their character and lives in ways far beyond predictable.

Northern Westchester Music School (NWMS) was founded in 1959 by Carmen Carrozza, a world famous accordion player. In 2005, the ownership of the school was transferred to the current owner Jacek Zganiacz, a classical pianist from Poland and a Juilliard graduate. The school is conveniently located at the French Hill School building in the center of Yorktown Heights. Our studios are equipped with quality instruments and a library of books. We teach a variety of instruments and voice to students of all ages.

Drums are percussive instruments built by stretching a membrane across an opening in a vessel. The sound originates from the vibration caused when you strike the membrane, called the head, with another object. Drumheads can be made from the skin of a goat, cow, antelope, or sheep, or even a synthetic material. Across the world, cultures carve drums out of wood, sculpt them out of clay, hammer them out of metal, or mold them out of plastic. The kinds of drums that exist vary as infinitely as the people who use them for communication, ritual, or entertainment.

Banjos are essentially drums with strings. Imagine a drum with an animal skin head stretched over it, a wooden neck attached to one side and some gut strings from one end of the neck to the other side of the drum. Add a device for tensioning the strings at the end of the neck and a bridge making contact with the head, over which the strings pass and you have a rough banjo. Make the strings vibrate, and the sound is carried via the< bridge to the sound chamber (drum) and amplified. The banjo probably started life in Africa, but could easily have evolved in several other places as well.

The piano is by-in-large the most highly demanded and frequently played instrument in the world. Even entering the fourth century of its existence, the piano still maintains its supremacy in the music world. It's complexity reigns true and with each development since its invention, it continues to provide increased levels of nuanced expression, duration of tone, and delicate volume. The piano is a complex assembly of felt coverings, wooden hammers, metal springs, giant soundboard, and a structure that can support twenty tons of string tension!

If you want to learn and master guitar because you simply love playing the instrument then it is not necessary for you to know about the guitar history. In fact you need not touch the historical aspect at all if you simply want to learn & master guitar playing, because the two things are not connected in any way at all. However, if you love the instrument itself, and the charisma associated with it, then you would indeed want to know more about the evolution of the instrument of your choice. Describing the history and origin of guitar is not a simple task by any means.