Alya Izumchensky

Alya I.

Boston, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I’ve been classicslly trained in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, one of the best places in the world where one can learn how to be a musician. Since then I’ve learned how to love and play jazz, pop, and rock, as well as how to sing, compose and understand the principles of composition and music theory. I graduated from Conservatory in Almaty and Berklee College in Boston and I’m pursuing Master of Arts, while teaching and performing in Boston area. Teaching experience is as fascinating as piano performance and yet, is more challenging at times. My focus is to make sure my students understand what they do and why they do it in music and seeing them grow is one of the greatest feelings I’ve had.

About Alya I.

Hello everyone! My name is Alya Izumchensky, I was born and raised in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, where I started my piano lessons. I was a very competitive classical pianist in my teenage years in Russia, and have won many regional and national competitions. My favorite composers always were Chopin and Rachmaninov, but also J. S. Bach. After achieving a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance I decided to expand my education and went to Berklee College of Music, to pursue Performance in jazz, but it wasn't enough for me so I took Composition and Film Scoring as well. :) I received several awards from college as well, and that was a tremendous experience.
My world got expanded so much more, I started falling in love with World Music, in particular, Balkan, Fusion, odd meters, polyrhythms, eastern modes, etc...alongside with jazz that I keep studying nowadays. Besides that, I do a lot of accompanying for ballet dancers and solo violinists and reed players. And I'm gaining recognition as a pianist for musical theatre. I'm enjoying everything and I feel really blessed that I'm capable of playing what I want, sight read incredibly fast both traditionally notated music and lead sheets format, improvise and play with musicians by ear when needed as I have a perfect pitch. I'm looking forward to pass my accumulative knowledge about music and piano skills to you, and I really hope to make my every student a better musician and, more importantly, artist and human being.


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Sherry T.
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Alya is an absolute treasure and we are so happy to have found her!  In addition to being an amazing pianist, Alya has been an insightful and inspirational accompanist for my teenage daughter who plays violin. Alya helped her prepare for several competitions and her feedback and guidance greatly contributed to my daughter's strong performance at those competitions. Alya is also a person of integrity, intestinal fortitude and enormous grit. Just hours before one of my daughter's competitions, she severely injured one of her fingers in a scooter accident but instead of allowing us take her to the hospital, she insisted on playing at the competition with my daughter first! Here is a pianist who injured the most critical tool of her profession, and instead of tending to that, put others first!  In today’s world, these type of people are extremely rare and should be revered. We feel blessed to have met Alya and would strongly recommend her for anyone looking for a talented and caring piano teacher or accompanist!

Posted Jan 11, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and patient

Posted Sep 8, 2019
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Alya was great! I look forward to many more lessons to come!

Posted Sep 2, 2019
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Alya was awesome! She immediately found some mistakes I was making in my technique and was able to recommend improvements that will benefit my playing long-term. She was very professional but was polite and pointed out both my flaws and strengths and gave me much better insight on areas I excel in and which areas need more work.

Posted Aug 12, 2019
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Excellent teacher. Her focus on technique has been very helpful. I'm only a few weeks in but she's already made a difference for this adult student

Posted Apr 23, 2019

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Piano instructor
Apr 2019 - Present

Merry Melody Music Academy

Sound producer
May 2011 - Jun 2014

Radio Classic


Bachelor of Composition/Film Scoring
Sep 2015 - Present

Berklee College of Music

Piano Performance
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

Kazakh National Conservatory Kurmangazy


English, Russian, Kazakh

Professional Proficiency


Leroy Southers Award, Amy Brown Award
Jan 2019

Berklee College of Music

Best Art Song Category
Apr 2016

World and Music Festival


Women In Music
Jan 2017
Women In Music is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world, and strengthen community ties.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2016
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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