Master Degree: The Juilliard, Graduate Degree: Moscow State Conservatory , Professional Certificate: The New School
2018 - The Mannes School of Music Merit based Scholarship
2016 - Grand-Prix Music Competition dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev
I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. In 2016, I graduated from Moscow State Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music Arts degree inVolin/Viola Performance. Also, I got the second certificate as a pianist. Performing all over the world has been one of the greater experiences of my life as a musician, and I've had the opportunity to play in Europe, Asia, North America, South Africa, South America. In 2018, I got a full merit-based scholarship from Mannes School of Music. Then I successfully finished the courses of The Juilliard School. Now I'm based in NYC and I perform a lot here. Music is my life, my passion and I'm happy to give it to others.
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago, and have been consistently teaching students in my home studio for the last 10 years. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the piano and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. If a student isn't having fun in their lessons, then I'm not doing my job! My students are encouraged to enter competitions and recitals, as well as work on composing their own original material, so they can feel good about their accomplishments and stay motivated to learn. I'm always looking to bring on new students of all ages!
For beginning students, I typically start with my method based on a combination of the Suzuki method, a base of the European School, and my intuition and vision of each student. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce solo repertoire appropriate for their first recital performance. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level.
There is nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. I carefully listen to each student.