Irina Desmond

Irina D.

Herndon, VA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Levels taught: beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Russian is my native language, and I can help you with anything from learning the alphabet, to grammar, pronunciation and more advanced skills. In order to make the learning process as informative and interesting as possible, primarily for students, a modern teacher must use additional materials at the lesson. Of course, my materials contain a sufficient amount of learning aids that contribute to a more productive and meaningful assimilation of the new theoretical material. From my experience I can promise you - in a few lessons you will be able to maintain the simplest dialogue and read short stories.

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Irina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 21 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in classical music, and can play any musical style required. I am a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

I am a patient and sociable person who loves to teach. I am enthusiastic about my work, and am always thrilled to see the success of my students and share in their success. I was born in Uzbekistan in a Russian family. I graduated from the Music Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in stringed instruments, as well as from the University of Foreign Languages with a degree in English, I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. Currently I am working in Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte chamber orchestras. I have been teaching both Russian and English to children and adults since 2012.

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Section Cellist
Sep 2018 - Present
Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

Section Cellist
Aug 2018 - Present
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

Principal, Assistant Principal, and Section Cellist
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Symphony Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Principal Cellist
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017
Musical Comedy Theater Orchestra, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Principal Cellist
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
State Television and Radio Chamber Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Section Cellist
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Bachelor’s Degree in Stringed Instruments, Cello
Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
The State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Bachelor’s Degree in English Language
Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
The Uzbek State University of World Languages, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Paul D. Aug 8, 2019
Cello · In home

I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!

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