aniela zylinski music teacher

Aniela Zylinski

Music Teacher

Instruments Taught - Piano

Aniela began learning the piano at the age of 5, and studied under Maureen Sleath and Adrian Sutcliffe. She lived in Vienna 1999-2000 where she trained under Renate Samhouri as a bel canto opera singer, and wrote her undergraduate degree on Mozart.

After graduating in 2001 from Southampton University with a 2.1 BA (Joint Hons) Music & German, she then took her Dip. ABRSM (Instrumental Teaching) in 2004. She holds a PGCE in Music from University of Bristol and took her first classroom music teaching post in 2008 at Kingswood School, Bath, then later moved to Wiltshire to become Acting Head of Department at The Commonweal School (Swindon) and then Head of Performing Arts at John O'Gaunt School (Hungerford).

She also founded the Swindon Youth Piano Festival in 2010 and was headhunted as a Specialist Leader of Education by Excalibur Academies Trust, to deliver training across the South-West.

Aniela has been expanding her private piano teaching practice since 2018, and now combines this with teaching KS3 classroom music locally. She follows the ABRSM for exams, and is a highly sought-after and well-respected piano/music theory teacher across three counties.

Qualifications & Experience

- 2.1 BA (Joint Hons) Music & German - University of Southampton

- Dip. ABRSM (Instrumental Teaching)

- PGCE Music - University of Bristol

- Founder of Swindon Youth Piano Festival

- Over 13 years' teaching experience

My Students Say...

"Both H and M are buzzing about their lesson, and according to H you are his best teacher - so thank you for inspiring him again." - Parent

"'Wow! Just Wow! My son absolutely loves his lessons! Literally can't wait for the next one, Aniela's learning style is exceptional, after the first term [my son] was able to entertain us all over Christmas playing us carols, I believe it's built his confidence and give him life skills, my son struggles at times with hearing loss, his music lessons provide vital support with this, I'm also very impressed with the amount of feedback I get about his progress, and to be sent recordings is amazing as a busy working mum this means so much! I simply can't recommend Aniela enough, thank you so much from both of us." - Parent

"I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you've made possible for me over the past few years. You've given me great chances to perform and helped grow my confidence a great deal. You're an amazing teacher and I'm so glad I had you!" - Student

Book Lessons

Piano lessons are available as either face-to-face or online lessons.

If you have any questions about signing up for music lessons, feel free to contact Hogan Music on 01635 496 57 or email who can help to answer any queries you might have.