Anna Petkova

Anna P.

South Bend, IN

About Anna P.

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Anna teaches: Ages 5 to 85
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1972
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I hold a Master's degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory and History. I established my own teaching method that is based on European classical teaching tradition. I am familiar with most of the American piano teaching methods and use their achievements in my teaching widely.
Personally, I am kind but demanding. My students thrive fast and steady.

Photos and Videos

Piano studio recital 2015

Experience

piano insructor

Aug 2013 - Present
Private piano studio, South Bend, IN

church pianist/organist/accompanist substitute

Jun 2000 - Present
St.Joseph county, IN

piano instructor

Sep 2006 - Jul 2013
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN

piano insructor

Sep 1985 - Oct 1999
Private piano studio, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

piano instructor, accompanist

Sep 1975 - Jun 1985
School of Arts, Moscow, Russia

Education

Master's in Piano and Music Theory and History

Sep 1973 - Jul 1981
Leningrad State Conservatoire, Russia

Piano and Music Theory and History

Sep 1969 - Jul 1973
The Gnessins' State Music College, Moscow, Russia

Piano performance

Sep 1958 - Jun 1967
P. Tchaikovsky Music school, Moscow district, Russia

Languages Spoken

English, Russian, Bulgarian

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master's Degree in Music: Piano and Music Theory and History

Jun 1981
Leningrad State Conservatoire, Russia

Affiliations

South Bend Area Music Teachers Association

Sep 2016
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The South Bend Area Music Teachers Association is an organization for teachers in all areas of music. Our Mission is to advance the value of music study and music making, to support the professionalism of area music teachers, to provide rewarding performance experiences for area music students, and to serve the regional community by providing a variety of musical programs.

Music Teachers National Association

Sep 2016
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

American Guild of Organists

Jan 2002
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The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music.

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8 Reviews on Anna P.

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Ryan S. Nov 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Ana has actively pursued finding a method of study for me that will progress me to new levels of understanding and playing. I have a non-traditional form of playing, and Ana has developed a sense for that and is steering my practice and lessons in a direction that will help me to capitalize on my strengths. She has also has kept a keen eye out for technique correction that are universal in their benefit. Recommended!
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John Oct 29, 2016
As an adult, I often dreamed of returning to the piano, having played for only a couple years as a youngster. Starting lessons again with Anna is a true joy. She opens up the beauty of the music and is gifted at shaping my technique to avoid bad habits and to help me progress. In one year I've come a long way. I'm especially pleased to learn I can be musically expressive even at my relatively low level of technical skill.

Anna is a disciplined artist who embraces me at my level, and my life is enriched.
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Julie Jun 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Anna is a very thorough and dedicated piano teacher. She is committed to providing her students with good instruction.
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Stacey Jun 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Our son has been with with Anna for three years. He looks forward to his lesson each week and has steadily improved. Anna is a skilled teacher who connects personally with each of her students. A rare find.
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Antonina Jun 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Anna Petkova has been teaching my son play piano for the past three years. He started playing since the age of five. Anna has been playing a crucial role in my son's love of music. Anna has been studying and playing piano professionally and her teaching program reflects her knowledge of music. She develops her students based on their skills, talents and desire to learn. She is patient, very positive and encouraging. Anna personalizes her lessons based on a child's preference and interests in particular musical pieces so that children are personally vested in the success. My son's talent in playing piano blossomed for the past three years due to the awesome teacher that we have!! I would highly recommend Anna Petkova to anyone considering taking piano lessons.
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Paul Jun 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Anna is a splendid teacher for students of all levels. She has a deep understanding of theory and performance, a command of all periods from baroque to contemporary and her demonstrations of the pieces are a joy to hear.
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Maria Mar 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Anna is a talented pianist and teacher. We have worked with her for seven years and our children have grown into beautiful musicians and music lovers. Anna meets children where they are at but always pushes her students to be the best they can be. She finds compelling music that each individual child is interested in and motivates in kind and caring ways.
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Richard Mar 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Anna Petkova is a wonderful piano teacher. She is talented and patient, and she encourages, challenges, and supports her students as they learn, grow, and improve. Highly recommended!
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