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Istvan Csonka

Senior School Teacher of Music

Istvan Csonka is an experienced educator originally from Hungary, teaching in an international environment for 14 years, with a Bachelor's degree in music education and pastoral care. He taught in Bali, Indonesia, for nine years in two international schools before he started teaching in China since 2017. Istvan has experience teaching music using both Cambridge and IB (MYP/DP) curricula, as well as experience in the organization of percussion ensembles, youth choirs, and school rock bands. He has excellent knowledge of modern music production, focusing on Logic Pro X, which is extremely helpful in guiding students with the rising interest in electronic music. Additionally, he is an active Diploma Examiner for Music and have significant experience as a Student Well-being Advisor/Child Protection Officer Deputy. Istvan believes that teaching is a lifelong process of learning about new philosophies and strategies from the parents, colleagues, and especially from students. 

In his spare time, Istvan is a foundation-level barista and look forward to completing the intermediate level soon. Besides coffee, he loves swimming, hiking, and baking.  

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