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Teaching Methods
My goal is to instill a love of music in my students as well as to inspire them to understand and appreciate various music styles and eras. I continually stress the importance of musical expression in combination with technical mastery. I use an individual approach when selecting repertoire for my students, in order to focus on their personal interests, aspirations, and abilities.

Unique Skills
My extensive knowledge as a musicologist benefits my students as I engage them in understanding the pieces that they play as well as the composers' styles. I enjoy playing in public, composing music in my spare time, as well as improvising anything I hear with my perfect pitch ability. I also strive to teach my students the importance of hard work. I strongly encourage them to participate in public performances, especially recitals, festivals, and competitions.

Instructor Qualifications
I graduated from Novorossijsk Music College in 1982 and Rostov-Don Conservatory in 1987 with Master’s degrees in piano teaching, theory, history of music, and composition. My two decades of teaching experience originated in Russia, where I taught piano, theory and musical literature at a music school. I have been teaching private piano lessons, theory, and composition in Texas since 1993 in my home studio in Allen.

Affiliations
As a member of the PMTA (Plano Music Teachers Association) and MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), networking has further opened opportunities for my students to take advantage of, with rewards ranging from ribbons, medals, and trophies to scholarships. I also accompany regional students in the UIL and Solo and Ensemble competitions.

Philosophy
As one prominent Russian teacher, Anna Artobolevskaya, wrote, 'Impassioning and infecting a child with the longing to learn the language of music is the most important task of the pedagogue.'

I would like to see music being a part of each of my student's lives, from entertaining themselves and others to pursuing a future musical career.

 
Studio Location
Allen, Texas
 
Phone
(972) 332-8693
 

 
Website
pianoteachers.com/lsalimova