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International Piano Performance Academy
Outstanding Pre-college Teaching Achievement

Congratulations to:

Irene Liu, 1st grade and Julianne CHoe, 4th grade, winners of the XIII Sonatina and Sonata International Youth Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, TX

Ben Hoang, 1st place at 2017 TMTA Performance Contest, Dallas, TX

2018 MTNA Performance Competition State, Division winner and national finalist

Beatrice Hoang, 1st place at 2017 International Carmel Clavier Competition, IN and

1st place at 2017 Odyssiad International Piano Competition, CO

  • Ben Hoang, 2nd place in 2017 Chopin International Piano Competition, Hartford, CT
  • Dan Drizlikh, the winner of 2016 National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC and TFMC) Senior Class Piano Concerto Competition (the biggest monetary award)
  • Ben Hoang, the winner of the 2016 International Piano Competition in San Jose
  • Beatrice Hoang, 2016 national finalist and the winner of the 2016 South Central Division of the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Piano Competition
  • Ben Hoang, the only winner of 2015 Houston Symphony Concerto Competition
  • Winners of Houston Chopin International Piano Competition from 2011-2015
  • Michelangelo Rodriguez, the winner of 2014 and 2013 Austin Symphony Young Composers Competition
  • Ben Hoang, 10 years old, the only winner of 2014 Forth Bend Symphony Concerto Competition, Houston, TX
  • Ben Hoang, 9 years old only piano winner of 2013 Austin Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
  • Beatrice Hoang, 11 years old winner of 2013 Pearl Amster Concerto Competition (Austin Civic Orchestra)
  • Jacob Asmussen, the winner of 2013 Wednesday Music Club Maurer Award
  • Matthew Maglaya, prizewinner of 2013 De Bose National Piano Competition
  • Winners of 2005-2016 Solo Contests and many more students and competitions!!

About the Teacher

Registered and certified member of the following organizations:

  • Austin District Music Teachers Association (ADMTA)
  • Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA)
  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
  • European Music Teachers Association (EPTA)

I exclusively offer the following structured curriculum:

  • Austin Symphony and other concerto competitions
  • Austin District Music Teachers Association, Texas Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association festivals, contests and competitions, including Solo Contest
  • Wednesday Music Club Competition
  • Texas Music Teachers Association Performance Contest
  • Baylor Piano Competition
  • Young Artists Piano Competition (YAPC) at Texas State University in San Marcos
  • Chopin International Competition in Houston
  • Bradshaw - Buono International Duo Piano Competition in Carnegie Hall, New York
  • Dallas Music Teachers Association Piano Solo Contest
  • Royal American Conservatory of Music
  • Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music
  • Whitlock Theory Test

My Teaching Approach

Graduate of Moscow Conservatory and University of Texas at Austin, I offer American and Russian methods of piano pedagogy to students of all ages who can read music, starting at age 5 to adults. I constantly and tirelessly work on true musicianship through developing unsurpassed technical skills in my students. This allows them to successfully embark on pieces with any technical and musical challenges.

My focus is to motivate and encourage students to prepare for competitions as an immediate goal in their studies. This requires a dedication to continuous daily practicing of minimum 1 to 2 hours, depending on the level and repertoire. Therefore daily 1-2 hours practicing is a requirement for acceptance into my piano studio.

Please take a look at my CD at www.centaurrecords.com. For the first consultation and audition please make a check for $50 payable to Dr. Saida Kafarova. The fee must be paid before the consultation. Thank you for your interest in our academy and I hope to meet you soon!!

For more information, visit my webpage: www.saidakafarova.com

Studio Location
Austin, TX
(512) 945-5515
(902) 708-3113