Hi, my name is Kinga and I’m from Poland.
Last year, I graduated from Music Therapy at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland, and I’ve recently received a Music Therapist certificate, which allows me to practise music therapy, constituting a new step in my career development.
How did it happen?
I have a Mom who loves singing and dancing and who sang to me since I came to this world.
My Mom didn’t only sing to me; she also sang about whatever she was doing; cooking, cleaning up, going on a walk… A lot of singing!
Soon, it turned out that I was as full of singing as she was and that I was also gifted in music.
So, I went to a music school, which I attended for 12 years. I played the piano and I graduated from Eurythmics. Then, I became fascinated by music theory and history; I graduated from Musicology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Another fascination was Chopin, and I started working at The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. Here, I have been spending a major part of my life, organising concerts, promoting them, and collaborating with the media to popularise classical music. Still, I was longing for music education for children and my roots.
I’ve always listened a lot to music, and I was very emotional about it. I always felt that music was my friend, my help when I needed it. I would remember what piece or album I listened to and what I felt while listening. I knew music was powerful. I missed being immersed in it…
After my daughter was born, I felt I wanted to go back to creating and singing; music for children. After graduating from courses in E.E. Gordon’s music learning, I came back to teaching children music and I’ve continued doing that since then. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory opens many aspects that group music therapy also uses. There is time for a child’s reaction, for following and using their expressions, emotions, adapting to their mood, etc.
One day, sitting at the piano, I decided to go to study Music Therapy.
And that’s how it started.
Now, I collaborate with a special school and have individual sessions for children with mental and physical disorders or intellectual disability. I am going to develop in this aspect, because I finally feel it’s the right place for me.