After Anastasia’s Carnegie Hall Debut in 2006, the New York Concert Review wrote: "For a critic, hearing a new pianist with a truly warm, luscious tone is like breathing in the scent of jasmine blooming - a pleasure to be recalled again and again - and so I'm happy to report that from the first note she touched at her Weill Hall recital, Anastasia S. was a genuine pleasure to listen to. Every piece, every measure, every note - no matter how complex the texture, no matter how many strands of melody and accompaniment - was wrapped in a halo of golden tone..."
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Anastasia S. gave her first solo recital at the age of eleven. Ms. S. is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, Germany, and holds a Master’s and a Doctorate degrees from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.
In 2003 Anastasia received
First Prize in the 14th International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Rome, Italy, and was awarded a Special Prize. In year 2006 Ms. S. won the Puigcerda International Piano Competition in Spain. In the same year she recorded the complete works for piano and orchestra by Balakirev with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra for NAXOS records. In 2008 Ms. S. received the “Outstanding Award”, which granted her a return engagement to give a second solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2010 Anastasia was awarded a Special Prize for the best interpretation of French composition at the International Piano Competition “Parnassos” in Mexico. Her solo recital in 2008 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio, in Internet, and on the TV-Station “Channel 25“; Anastasia was invited to play there again in 2011. Her career continues with numerous appearances as a soloist both in concertos with orchestra, in solo recitals, and in chamber music concerts in Ukraine, Germany, Macedonia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Russia, USA, and Japan. Anastasia’s recent engagements included a performance at the Bolshoi Hall of Moscow Conservatory as well as solo appearances with orchestras in the United States and Germany featuring concerti by Prokofieff, Mozart, Grieg, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky. In 2014 her new CD "Music of Russian-Jewish composers for oboe and piano" was released. Currently, Anastasia is working on her two new solo CD's for Centaur Records.
In 2013, Anastasia was granted the Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts permanent US residence, as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top in their field of endeavor. Anastasia served as an Adjunct Faculty in Piano and Chamber Music at the Hartt School, and is currently on faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston.
I offer scholarships for advanced level students upon request.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha Grand Piano. Piano books and theory material available if needed
*** Travel Equipment *** Travel myself by car
*** Specialties *** Traditional piano method. Classical music.
Excellent teacher! My 9 years old daughter liked her immediately!
October 13, 2016
July 23, 2016
As an adult beginner, I chose Anastasia for more personalized instruction, especially in technique, after learning the basics through community center group lessons. I have not continued only because another equally well-qualified instructor who lives close by, within walking distance, has become available. I am very pleased with the lessons and pointers that I have received. Anastasia is professional, encouraging, and friendly. An especially helpful part of her instruction is the set of comments and suggestions that she writes down to guide practice between lessons. If the neighbor instructor does not work out, I’ll be back.
William is a creative and engaging piano teacher with a passion for all types of music and styles. His 10 years of teaching experience have given him the opportunity to work with a wide range of students with different interests, abilities and objectives. He focuses on developing personalized lesson content and structure that inspires students to push themselves to achieve their musical goals.
William started teaching at the Cuchetti School of Music in Edgewater, Florida, where he also developed and led the piano program for their scholarship students. At Florida State University he was a graduate teaching assistant, teaching private lessons and group classes. After graduation, he taught for two years at New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy, where many of his students received high honors in Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations.
He has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association, frequently presenting his pedagogical research at conferences, founding two student chapters, running the Young Artist division of the Florida MTNA competitions and serving as president of Mid-State Music Teachers Association.
After a classmate brought a keyboard to his elementary school show-and-tell, William became immediately interested in piano. Since then, his piano studies have led him to degrees from Stetson University, as a student of Michael Rickman and Florida State University, as a student of Joel Hastings. Music has brought William to many different parts of the world to study under great teachers and performers. On three occasions, William traveled to France to study at the summer music festival ‘Music at Ambialet’. William also participated in the Dublin International Piano Festival in Ireland, the Prague Piano Festival in Czech Republic, the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy, the Aloha International Piano Festival in Hawaii, and the Portland International Piano Festival in Oregon.
William has received numerous awards for his performances including 1st Place in the 2015 Competitive Festival at Florida State University, playing the music of J.S. Bach. Previous awards include the Gladys Strong Award, prize winner at the Trula Whelan Concerto Competition and recipient of the William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship.
As a jazz musician, William has performed in a number of jazz festivals throughout Florida including the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, the Downtown Music Festival and the Lakeside Jazz Festival, as well as in performances at venues like the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Harris House, The Hub on Canal, Arts on Douglas and SubCentral at the Iberian Rooster. He started jazz studies with Chris Rottmayer at Daytona State College and continued studies at Stetson University as a member of its Jazz Ensemble.
Recently, William has begun to work in popular music bands and is in demand for large productions. As an electronic keyboardist, William works on the accurate reproduction of the iconic sounds of artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Toto, Phil Collins, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson and many others. He has performed as a band member for live album shows for The Beatles’ White Album and Abbey Road as well as The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. Recently, he performed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, as a member of The Magnificent 12, recreating the music of the “Yacht Rock” era. During that show, he performed Key Largo, with the composer, Bertie Higgins. William also recorded the keyboard parts at Solar Studio in Orlando, for We Are The World 2019, which has surpassed 250,000 views on YouTube.
As a professional oboist, I have performed with the Bach Aria Group, Lazar Gosman's Tchaikovsky Orchestra, and the Manhatten Chamber Orchestra and Choir of Sacred Music. I am currently a member of the North Shore Pro Musica chamber music group and the Phoenix Trio. During the past forty-five years, I have free lanced in the New York metropolitan area and in Boston, including performances of symphonies, operas, Bach cantatas and chamber music works. I can be heard playing the English horn and the duduk (Armenian oboe) with David Darling and the Adagio Ensemble on the CD "In Tune", released by The Relaxation Company and the oboe and duduk with the improvisation group "Hidden City", on the CD "Another Country". I have also released a CD of original solo duduk music titled "Duduk Creations", which is available on Amazon and cdbaby.
a graduate of the Musicianship and Leadership program with Music For People, an organization devoted to music improvisation. For the past ten years, I have led improvisation workshops at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. I am also the director of the Adult Chamber Music Program at SUNYSB.
I received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in oboe performance from SUNY Stony Brook in 1996 where I studied with Steve Taylor, and a Masters of Music degree in oboe performance from SUNYSB in 1977, where I studied with Ronald Roseman. I received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1975 and attended Amherst College from 1970 to 1972.
I find both oboe playing and teaching to be deeply inspiring. I feel that playing music is one of life's most wonderful experiences. It's uplifting and meaningful to me when my students improve and play beautifully.
Music is life. As a classical pianist, composer, dramatic coloratura soprano, general music educator, vocal health and wellness coach, vocal coach and piano teacher, my life is filled with music. Creating, making, or learning music, can be a healthy, fun and full-filling avenue for self-expression, for shifting one’s vibration/mood, for putting more peace in ones own life as well as others and distributing more positivity in the world. It is an especially useful skill for children to learn and maintain into adulthood. The benefits are compounding. An investment with returns. I highly recommend using music to enhance one’s own quality of life as well as that of others. It is my bliss to assist others of varying ages and skill levels with their music goals. I create a stress free learning environment, where students can thrive and reach
optimum performance, no matter their goal. Enhance your quality of life, book a lesson today.
I had such an amazing experience taking voice lessons with Zarina. She has an incredible voice and unmatched talent. She is a skilled and patient teacher. Her techniques are very professional. I learned how to access different muscles when singing, which greatly improved the sound and strength of my voice. She has an awesome personality and it is a pleasure to learn with her!
January 12, 2019
My girl was 3 years old when she started taking lessons with Zarina, the lessons included introducing the different notes and rhythms , through stories and a full body movement that was perfect for my 3years concentration span.
My daughter fell in love with Zarina and piano lessons which made her want to continue with piano lessons after Zarina moved .
January 11, 2019
Zarina is a fabulous music teacher with great professionality and knowledge of her instruments. She is also a beautiful singer/musician.
I'm a professional saxophonist, composer, and arranger. I graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. In my life, I have been fortunate enough to study with jazz legends such as NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris, Gary Smulyan, Victor Lewis, Ralph Bowen, and Bill O'Connell.
My saxophone students should expect to work on mastering the fundamentals of the instrument, as it relates to embouchure and technique. We also will cover ear training every lesson, as the combination of these two elements will build the foundation for anything else the student wishes to learn in music.
My composition students should expect to work on traditional voiceleading and harmony, as well as how to arrange music for all varieties of ensembles. This includes everything from lead sheets to a full orc
hestra. Ear training is also essential for composers to translate what is in one's mind into a piece either in traditional notation, or realized electronically. I also teach composers how to work with the essential software of the industry, namely Sibelius or Finale, Ableton Live (including Max4Live), and Logic Pro.
All of my students will work on these foundations. From there, I work with my students to create a tangible system to organize their practice and goals so that we can work on more specific areas relevant to what they want out of their musical life. This system is extremely flexible and effective. I also encourage and assist my students to use this system in other areas of their lives, such as academics or sports. The skills needed for a high level of achievement are similar no matter the subject. The benefits of music education are praised often, but a direct approach to transferring those skills makes them far more tangible.
I teach students both in my own home or out of theirs, dependent on what works for the individual. I cover all styles of music both for performance and composition.
My name is Mikayla and I have been playing guitar and piano for 9 years. When I first got started playing music, I was desperate for someone to sit down and teach me what I needed to know. After teaching myself through online videos for a while, I finally found a flexible piano teacher to get me further than I could take myself. I encourage you to do the same. Whether it's through the services I offer, or another individual, find someone who wants to see you learn a beautiful instrument and grow into a true musician.
My name is Anastasiia Sidorova and I am a professional opera singer, currently finishing my masters degree at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. I recently performed at Opera Philadelphia in their production of Magic Flute, Tancredi and Carmen. I've been a studio artist at Wolf Trap Opera for 2018 and 2019 summer, and I made my European debut at Verbier Festival in Switzerland in 2017 singing Olga in Eugene Onegin. I am passionate about teaching because I love helping people to discover their voices. I believe that singing is one of the most natural and enjoyable ways of expressing yourself. Regardless of age I want to make sure my students achieve freedom and joy in singing!
"We Had a great first lesson and look forward to more improvement with lindas help, Charlie @ Out Of Order"
"Very passionate about music and teaching!"
"Overall a great instructor. She has helped me become a better player over time and helped me overcome the things I have struggled on. Magnificent teacher!"
"Tom McShane has exposed me to a lot of great folk music from a variety of cultures and time periods. He gets you into playing songs right away. This prese
rves the joy of making music and gives you a sense of accomplishment . I'd taken instrument lessons in the past where the instructor would get all bogged down in technique and I'd never get to play any music, which destroyed my natural joy and motivation. Now I'm regaining it back, so for that I am very grateful."
"Christina is a wonderful teacher with a relaxed and effective teaching style. She has helped me to make tremendous progress in a short period of time."
"Michael is an extremely talented musician, and an equally talented instructor. He challenges me every week with new material to practice, but also keeps t
he lessons light-hearted and fun."
"Denise was very easy to work with and very knowledgeable. She was patient and taught me a lot in the first lesson. I'm looking forward to what I'll learn
in the remaining lessons."
"I like my singing lessons with Yun. She is not only an amazing teacher with professionalism and ethics, but very reliable, understanding, supportive, and
patient. She gives unique methods that helps you sing better and won't loose your voice. She will make sure that you meet your goals and she is there every step of the way! I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends! Thank you Yun!"
"It’s true what the other reviews say about her kindness and patience. Lenna is a warm, thoughtful and generous human being. She also happens to be a gif
ted teacher and skilled cellist. She is able to correct tiny details in my playing that make a huge difference in sound. Better yet, she approaches it in a way that I might be able to make those corrections for myself, by asking me what I heard first and listening to my observations. Also her approach to practice and playfulness is something I aim to use in many aspects of my life."
No matter how much you love playing the piano, it can also drive you crazy! Can you relate to these common piano problems?
1. When you're practicing and you need to turn the page.
Someone please invent a way to turn the page without having to stop playing! Luckily, if you own an iPad, a music app like forScore can help organize your music and turn the pages while you play.
2. When your fingers won't listen to you.
Sometimes you know in your head exactly what you need to do t …