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Thank you for your interest in New York City Private Piano Lessons. I am using a combination of piano teaching methods, which are customized for the age and level of the student. All ages and levels are welcome! Private piano lessons are designed to be a traditional approach to the study of piano: developing a solid piano technique and a fluid ability to be able to play classical, jazz and modern piano literature. It's not just a piano lesson. It's a comprehensive, intensive and fun music program that integrates study of piano technique, phrasing, rhythm, music theory, harmony, singing, conducting, music history, and sight reading into every piano lesson on various levels based on the various need of the students.

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Under my instruction, you will learn how to use your hands, fingers, elbows, forearms, arms, shoulders, and body weight correctly that will give your music a fluid and pleasing sound—and you’ll do it effortlessly regardless of how simple or complex the piano piece may be. Do you need to improve your piano sight reading ability? I am an excellent sight reader and will show you specific strategies you can immediately employ that will improve your own. Are you simply a beginner and don’t know where to start? I am the most patient, technically proficient, understanding yet results oriented piano teacher you’ll ever find. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or advanced piano player, I will help you achieve your goal. I am one of the best at what I do. Born, raised and trained in St. Petersburg, Russia. I have been teaching piano in the United States for the past 10 years. I speak English and Russian fluently.

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Educational Background:

Master of Music
Major: Music Education (Piano/Choral Conducting)
Russian Pedagogical State University, St. Petersburg Russia

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, May 2000
Major: Music Education (Piano/Voice) K-12
University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Cedar Falls, IA

School of Humanities and Musical Arts 1992-1994
Diploma St. Petersburg, Russia

"Cappella" Elite Men's Music School 1984-1992
Diploma St. Petersburg, Russia


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Performance and related experience:

  • Many solo, chamber music recitals, and concerts with choirs, singers, instrumentalists in Russia, Germany, France, Malta, Spain, USA. St. Petersburg "Cappella" Concert
  • Hall, Philarmonic Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Mariinsky Opera Theatre, Civic center in San Francisco, University of Northern Iowa Music Hall, colleges, churches, social events and others.
  • Have been teaching piano, music theory, harmony for the past 14 + years to children and adults of all ages.
  • Was in charge of Russian Quintet which was formed to represent Russian Culture in the US. Many concerts throughout Iowa in universities, churches, theatres, highschools. 1994-1999

Professional Experience:

  • Private Piano Teacher, 1998-Present
  • Professional performer/accompanist 1994-Present
  • Private Piano Teacher at Music Art Center in South San Francisco, CA
  • Piano Road Shows
  • Student Teaching, conducted choir rehearsals. Private piano and voice coaching (Washington Highschool, CA) 2000
  • Student Teaching K-6 (Charter Academy Elementary School, CA)2000
  • Taught group piano lessons, music theory, aural training, sight reading, harmony.
  • Private instruction, coaching, accompanying - University of Northern Iowa, 1997-2000 (provided university level private instruction to college peers: ear training, music theory and piano. Accompanied singers, choirs, and instrumentalists. Participated in a variety of concerts and competitions)
  • Participated in Russian Camp Adventure (was in charge of elementary music classes), Summer 1996
  • Participated in Choral Convention in San Diego, CA 1997


  • Dean's List
  • Full University of Northern Iowa Scholarship, 1995-2000
  • Member of Golden Key International Honor Society, 1999-Present


  • Board of Educational Examiners License (K-12)
  • Completion of Intensive Music Product Training Certificate
  • Fluent in English and Russian

Studio Location
385 South End Ave 7H
New York, NY 10280
(917) 553-7778