Music is a more potent instrument than any other education. Plato
We are all born with an innate sense of music because music is the primordial language of the Universe. It naturally follows that it is highly important for the emotional, intellectual, motor and cognitive development, and children in particular have an innate love and appreciation of music. They love beautiful, energetic and rhythmic tones.
We believe that bringing up a child to love music from an early age is hugely important for its intellectual and emotional development. Music is a universal language that creates enjoyment. It is an outlet for self-expression in a spontaneous way that enables us to provoke the deepest creative instincts in a child. Who knows…. maybe one day they’ll start a band in the garage…😊
In a way, introducing children to music is like introducing them to books — music means intellect.
Singing teaches children knowledge and develops their sense of rhythm and beat, self-control, confidence and inspiration. At the same time, the performing on a stage — whether singing, simply being present on it or dancing — has a positive effect on the development of movements and coordination. Close encounters with music from an early age help children form a system of values in which love for music and different art forms persists for a lifetime.
Piano is often called the ‘king of musical instruments’ because of its ability to recreate the scores of all instruments in a symphonic orchestra. It has the broadest range and the richest sound, and it can musical notes with different perceived sound quality (timbre). Owing to the white and black keys (accidentals), children find it easy to take their first steps into the wonderful world of music, become familiar with different periods, develop their manual dexterity and ear for music, learn musical notation, rhythm (note values, rhythmic groups, intervals), keys, tonality, etc.
The guitar is a gripping instrument that is commonly found in most musical styles. As any other instrument, it has its own unique soul that inspires performers. Guitar lessons teach children discipline, desire for perfection, persistence—qualities that are essential for an all-round and fully developed adult personality.
In 2011, Agnes graduated from the Instrumental Faculty of the Professor Pancho Vladigerov Academy of Music with a degree in piano.
In 2015, she became a full-time PhD student in music and dance art — a doctoral programme in piano at the Keyboard Instruments Department of the Instrumental Faculty of the Professor Pancho Vladigerov Academy of Music.
Agnes is a regular participant in the concerts organised by the Young Bulgarian Talents Foundation. She has numerous solo concerts and tours in Bulgaria and Moscow (Russia).
In addition to being a brilliant pianist, Agnes Dankova has a wealth of experience as a tutor gained after taking up teaching in 2012. Until 2015, in parallel to her private piano tuition practice, Agnes also taught in several of the most prestigious schools in Sofia. Since 2015, she has been a part-time teaching assistant at the Keyboard Instruments Department of the Instrumental Faculty of the Professor Pancho Vladigerov Academy of Music.