My way of teaching piano combines one of the best Russian musical educations (MM, Moscow University of Pedagogy, and Moscow Conservatory) with over 20 years of piano and music theory teaching experience. I was an instructor and score editor at the Moscow School for the Performing Arts, and have been teaching piano in the United Sates for over 10 years. This blend of backgrounds and experience allows me to offer a unique, effective, and fun way of teaching piano to students of all ages. I offer my piano students the chance to play all types and styles of music, ranging from classical to jazz to modern and everything in between. Also, I give my piano students a good understanding and knowledge of music theory.
I am currently a piano teacher at Neighborhood Music School (New Haven), one of the most prestigious music schools in Connecticut, and currently hold the Vice President position in the National Music Teacherís Association New Haven Chapter (I am also a member of the Hartford Chapter). This allows my piano students to participate in a large selection of MTNA sponsored competitions and concerts throughout the year. They perform in Woodbridge, Orange, Bethany, Milford, Hamden, New Haven, Seymour, North Haven, etc. For the past seven years I have been the chairperson of the NMTA sponsored piano tape audition competition.
I have always believed that it is possible for everyone to enjoy learning music and play piano. The challenge is to find a way for them to enjoy expressing themselves through music and to give them the skills and abilities to be able to do this to the fullest.