Helen Butkov

Helen B.

New York, NY

About Helen B.

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Helen teaches: Ages 5 to 50
Teaching since: September 1997
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I consider my students are all artist of different levels and all have a unique voice. I will help you to find your unique voice and show you Technique what will ease your way to achieve your goals.
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As a versatile individual, I have had the opportunity to hold a number of professional roles including Music teacher, Musician Instructor, and Private Music instructor. Through theses experiences, I have been fortunate enough to educate a diverse group of elementary, middle school students, high school students and college students.
My goal is to instill a sense of musical appreciation while at the same time teaching students about the technical aspects of music. I believe that music has wondrous and exciting revelations that can be explored t any age and at every level. My hope is to instill the love and benefit of music to anyone who has a desire to learn. I am able to reach out to each student, introduce new concepts, foster a fun learning environment and help students blossom into well-rounded individuals.

Education

- M.A. Music Teacher. Sunbrige collage, Spring Valley, N.Y.USA
- B.A. Piano Pedagogy. Latvian Academy of Music, Europe.
- Pedagogical Diploma. Music in movement. School of Euruthmy. Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.USA

Experience

Piano Faculty in Rockland Conservatory of Music '
Piano accompanist New York City Rudolf Steiner School
Concert pianist and Music Teacher Euruthmy School of Spring Valley
Piano accompanist Sunbrige college and Green Meadow Waldorf School of N.Y.






*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back and fun teacher with an energy for progression. I design my lessons in order to awaken the imagination and creativity in each student and ready them for performing, teaching or any other musical direction they should decide to take.


Private lessons in you house offers:
-A complete music learning experience with a comprehensive piano, theory, and aural curriculum.
-A positive and non-pressured atmosphere so students can gain an appreciation of music in a comfortable learning environment.
-Individually tailored lessons customized to each student based on his or her individual needs, goals, and pace of learning.
-Experience with early childhood music education.


Today, her goal is to share the joys of music so that others may discover the many lifelong benefits associated with the gift of music. She is eager to help guide you through your own musical adventure.
My students got outstanding scours in New York State Exam (NYSSMA) and in National Recognize Royal Conservatory Exam.




*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide music books;Student must to have piano or key board at home

*** Specialties ***
Classical piano teaching; popular and Broadway music,light jazz.

Photos and Videos

Helen Butkov student 2016 Kieran Serra.Royal Conservatory exam level 7

Experience

Piano accomponist

Jan 2014 - Present
New York City Waldorf School

Piano Faculty

Jan 2010 - Present
Rockland consedrvatory of music, N.Y.

Piano accomponist

Sep 1994 - Jan 2014
Eurythmy college, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Education

M.A Music education

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Sunbridge college, N,Y

B.A. Piano Pedagogy , Latvian Academy of music , Europe in 1980-1985

Sep 1980 - Jun 1985
Latvian Academy of music , Europe

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Pedagogical Diploma in Waldorf Art Education

Jun 2009
Sunbridge College and Eurythmy School Spring Valley

Waldorf Education Teacher in Music and Movement

Affiliations

New York State Music Teachers Association

Sep 2010
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NYSMTA is dedicated to furthering the art of music and promoting the growth and professional development of its members. It seeks to enhance the educational and performance expertise in all areas of music teaching, including performance, pedagogy, theory, and composition. In addition to the Annual Conference, Local Associations throughout the state sponsor musical and educational events of specific interest to those in their communities.

Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada Music Development Program

Sep 2010
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The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (Music Development Program) provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

Rockland County Music Educators Association

Jan 2010
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The mission of the RCMEA is to foster and promote music in the schools of Rockland County and to advocate the educational value of music through program opportunities. RCMEA’s purposes also include fostering professional growth, leadership, and mutual understanding among its members; offering opportunities for outstanding school musicians to appear in all-county choirs, bands, and orchestras; and to encourage lifelong participation in musical activities.

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