High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wojciech ywny (Czech: Vojt ch ivný; M eno, Bohemia, May 13, 1756 February 21, 1842, Warsaw) was a Polish pianist, violinist, teacher and composer of Czech origin. HE was Chopin's first professional piano teacher. Ywny was a pupil of Jan Kucha . Ywny was the first professional piano teacher of Frédéric Chopin, who received lessons from him between 1816 and 1822. CHopin's piano skills soon surpassed those of his respected teacher. IN 1821, eleven-year-old Chopin dedicated a polonaise in A-flat major to ywny as a name-day gift. Ywny wrote many pieces for piano, violin, as well as orchestral works, few of which are known or published today. THey show refined mastery of the classical style, with definite romantic influences. ANother influence on his music was Central European folk music.