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Ivan S.
Bellflower, California
I consider teaching people to be a way of common development of human creativity, raising a student's cultural level up, instilling interest in music and arts, an explanation of the significance of music. I see music lessons as an increasing general intellectual and spiritual level.
About Ivan S.

Ivan has been teaching private lessons since 2004 and is currently available to teach classes at his studio and online (Zoom). He has helped students successfully pass their CM exams (Certificate of Merit), ABRSM exams and win competitions and talent shows. Ivan received his degrees and training at three renowned schools in Central Asia, Russia, and America in 2004, 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He received 4 degrees in Piano and two certificates. As an expert in his field, Ivan looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Ivan's teaching style focuses on results, inspiring students, having music fun, and teaching every student not only to play piano but be a musical person.

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Teaching since 2004

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Master of Music. Piano & World Music Culture

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Speaks Russian, English

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Classical Piano
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Rosecrans Blvd
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60 minutes
$75
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First 3 lessons
$30
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I feel very fortunate to have found Ivan, and have benefitted from his instruction in many ways. I began taking lessons with him at the age of 60, as an intermediate piano student. Ivan has a way of understanding your skill level and goals, and teaching you how best to practice on your own. His encyclopedic knowledge of classical music enriches the experience, but he is easily versatile enough to teach jazz theory as well. Ivan encourages performance at recital, and his students are always well prepared. He is an outstanding musician who frequently performs in public. Give yourself over to Ivan’s instruction and improve your technique, understanding of theory, sight reading, and knowledge of classical music. You will enjoy playing the piano more than ever.

Posted Sep 17, 2018
Student's home

If you are reading this review, of course, is because you are collecting information about great piano teachers in your area. If that’s the case, let me tell you that you should stop reading this review and contact Mr. Shapovalov without wasting any more time. He just left our house, like any other Saturday afternoon for three years now, and every time he leaves, I have the same feeling of putting my son’s musical knowledge in the best hands (ever). Our son passed this year the Certificate of Merit in Piano with a perfect score, and we thank 100% Mr. Shapovalov for such success. Mr. Shapovalov is a great pianist, educated, polite, and kind. Our son loves him like he was family, and his performance just gets better and better. It is unbelievable how much he improved working with Mr. Shapovalov. Mr. Shapovalov organizes recitals, workshops, and pre-tests in order to prepare his students for the Certificate of Merit test. He takes proud in his students’ success and works with our son using multiple approaches, all of them orientated to make the lesson fun and useful, totally aligned with the Certificate of Merit test expectations. I feel bad it took so long to write a review about this fabulous teacher. I guess I didn’t want to share our “treasure” with anybody else! But seriously: if you are looking for a committed, professional musician, and stellar teacher, all in one person… contact Mr. Shapovalov. Enjoy.

Posted Sep 9, 2018
Student's home

I am DJ and sound producer. And i used to study Harmony and chord progressions with Ivan. He helped me to improve my theoretical and practical knowledge and teached me how to use classical musical theory in modern dance music. I really can recommned this teacher not only for beginners but also for advanced students who have lack of theory base.

Posted Mar 31, 2016
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Music Teacher
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Ivan S. Piano Class
Accompanist
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
Irina Komarovskaya Music Theater
Music teacher
Oct 2009 - Mar 2013
WDA
Master of Music. Piano & World Music Culture
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Maimonides State Classical Academy
Bachelor of Music. Piano Performance & Pedagogy
Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
Maimonides State Classical Academy
Bachelor of Music. Performance
Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
Gnessin State Musical College
Associate. Piano Performance & Pedagogy
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
State College of Music
English
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Native Proficiency
Piano Marvel Gold Star
Dec 2020
Music Marvel
Teaching music online with piano software created by professional musicians.
Jazz Improvisation
Jun 2014
Berklee College of Music
Diploma
May 2015
Ministry of Education and Science
Gratitude
Apr 2015
Moscow Region Ministry of Culture
Prizewinner
Oct 2004
Ministry of Culture and Science
Prizewinner
Apr 2003
Ministry of Culture and Science o
Diploma
Apr 2002
Ministry of Culture and Science
Honourable mention
May 2000
Ministry of Education and Sport
Music Teachers' Association of California
Apr 2017
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Instructor details
Classical Piano
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Rosecrans Blvd
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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