Katya Kamneva
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Katya Kamneva

Katya K.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

My name is Katya. I've been teaching Spanish, English and Russian (as a Foreign Language) to adults and children for many years. I am a native Russian speaker, a classical pianist, singer and professional educator. I received my degree in piano performance and pedagogy in 1992, and have been teaching since then. I have lived (and taught) all over the world, and I love what I do.
I speak and write fluently in English and Spanish, but as a native Russian speaker, I had to learn English, Spanish (Portuguese, French, Italian and Mandarin) languages from the ground up, just like my students, so I understand very well the challenges of learning a language. I have structured a specific approach that incorporates tricks and shortcuts. Little things you can do to bring the language into your everyday life... these little things that accumulate and make the whole experience of learning a language much easier and more natural. I consider myself a language specialist, as I have vast experience not only teaching, but also learning many languages. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and I am looking forward to teaching you!

About Katya K.

Hello future students :-)

I was born and raised in Soviet Union, where I studied piano since I was 5 years old. I love teaching, and have extensive experience teaching not only music, but a variety of other subjects -- I successfully homeschooled my own 3 children for many years, one of them being a child with special needs. I can conduct lessons in English, Russian, and if necessary, in Spanish. Students of any age are welcome, from beginner to advanced. I use proven Russian Piano teaching method, with strong emphasis on incorporating correct technique and music theory, and focusing on the individuality of each student. Moreover, I believe that with proper guidance and motivation, any student can excel in any subject. I am looking forward to being your instructor! :-)


1984-1992 Music School #3 of Semey, Kazakhstan, USSR -- Graduated with honors
1992-1999 Music College of Semey, Kazakhstan -- Diploma
2000-2001 University of Cape Town, private piano lessons with pianist Graham Fitch

1996-1998 Music school #4, Kazakhstan. Piano teacher for children between the age of 6 and 16.
1999-2001 Private piano lessons in South Florida for children and adults.
2010-2016 Private lessons in Latin America for children and adults.


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5 Reviews
Daniel I.
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Katya is incredibly insightful and knowledgeable about music, harmony and composition. Very much looking forward to our next class!

Posted Oct 15, 2020
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Katya is a wery good teacher

Posted Jul 18, 2020
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Katya has been giving online lessons to my two children, ages 14 and 12, for the past 6 months. Before this, the children received in person lessons from Katya for 3 years. Katya is an excellent pianist and piano tutor. She is patient and kind. She always looks for ways to motivate the different skill levels. She is very talented and sparks in children the love for learning and becoming avid at playing piano. Katya also gave piano lessons to other children from the same school my children attended and they all loved the piano lessons with Katya. I highly recommend Katya as a knowledgeable and loving piano instructor.

Posted Jun 22, 2020
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I didn't think you could teach music online, but I'm pleasantly surprised by the progress my son made on the piano. He progressed in the songs he plays but also in the way he plays them, Katya manages to make him feel the music even online.

Posted Jun 19, 2020
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3 of our 4 kids have online classes (at home previously) with Katya and we are all delighted with her. Katya is a great teacher, the kids love her. She has the perfect balance between structure and patience, she is funny and demanding at the same time. The kids learn a lot with a great and adapted selection of partitions. She pushes them the right way, they feel supported and recognized in their efforts and achievements.

Posted Jun 18, 2020

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Piano Teacher
Jun 2010 - Jun 2020

Private Piano, Theory and Music Appreciation Lessons in Central America

Teaching private piano lesson for children and adults. Taught in English and Spanish. Organizing concerts and music events. School Music Lessons. Music Theory Lessons, Music Appreciation Lessons. Online lessons are my specialty. During quarantine all of my students have been successfully transferred to online lessons.

Piano Teacher, Multiple subject Teacher, Home schooling
Jul 2004 - Dec 2016

Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Central America -- Homeschooling 3 children

Most challenging and most rewarding teaching experience ever -- homeschooling my 3 children (one with special needs), and seeing them excel. Taught all subjects -- English, Spanish, Algebra and Geometry, World History, Russian, Literature, to name a few, and of course -- PIANO

Piano Teacher
Jan 1999 - May 2001

Private Lessons in South Florida

Private piano lessons for children and adults in South Florida. Taught in English.

Piano Teacher
Aug 1996 - Jun 1999

Music School #4 of Semey, Kazakhstan, USSR

Piano teacher to children between age 6 and 15. Lessons taught in Russian.


Professional Child Psychology Diploma
May 2019 - Jun 2020

Dr. Karen Wells Fully Accredited Professional Child Psychology Course

Piano Preformance
Jan 2000 - Aug 2001

University of Cape Town, South Africa

ESL Certificate
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

Talk International

Piano Preformance
Aug 1992 - Jul 1996

Music College of Semey, Kazakhstan

Piano Preformance
Sep 1984 - Jun 1992

Music School #3 of Semey, Kazakhstan, USSR



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


ESL Certificate
Jan 2000

TALK International

Bahelor of Music
Sep 1996

College of Music, Semey, Kazakhstan

Aug 1992

Music School #3 of Semey, Kazakhstan, USSR

Graduated with honors


Singapore National Champion (Figure Devision)
Apr 2010


Active Parent Volunteer
Apr 2009

Stamford Primary School, Singapore

Preforming Pianist
Jun 1996

Music College of Semey, Kazakhstan

Jun 1996

Music College of Semey, Kazakhstan

Artist of Ensemble
Jun 1996

Music College of Semey, Kazakhstan

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