- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 75 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- May 1977
I have over 35 years of experience in the music field, teaching Piano, Voice, and Music History. I am originally from Kiev, Ukraine; therefore, my style of teaching is quite different from the ordinary piano teacher. I incorporate many wonderful and time-proven techniques and styles from my rich Russian background.
Music is my life's passion and I enjoy educating students on the proper techniques and encouraging their love of music. My goal is to create love and passion through music, and to develop imagination, expression, confidence, discipline, and patience in my students. I believe that learning to play music should be as much fun as listening to it.
My schedule is flexible. I am available both during the day and evening. Weekend lessons are also available.
Since emigrating to the United States, I have participated in numerous conferences and lectures at places such as Shepherd University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, and both Cologne and Dresden in Germany.
I have produced concerts and master-level classes overseas for Professor/Saxophonist Dale Underwood (University of Maryland, George Mason University, and University of Florida) and Professor/Vocalist Patricia Miller (George Mason University and Oberlin Conservatory). In addition, I have lectured about Russian/Ukrainian Music at the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences (New York), George Mason University, and Shepherd University.
I worked with the U.S. State Department and the Charles County Board of Education (Maryland) as a consultant and teacher of Russian culture, music, and language.
I arranged many concerts and recitals while working as a pianist in Charles and Calvert Counties in Maryland. I have also performed at the Russian and Ukrainian Embassies in Washington, DC.
From 1987 to 1999, I worked at the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, also known as the Kiev Conservatory, as a Music Critic and a Teacher of the History of Russian Music. I also worked as a music consultant for a radio station and TV station during this time.
I have published more than 250 articles in numerous established journals, encyclopedias, almanacs, and newspapers in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Canada, and the United States.
I participated in several international festivals, such as the Kiev Music Fest, Youth Music Forum, Two Days and Two Nights of New Music, Autumn in Warsaw, and Dresden Music Fest to name a few.
During the 1990s, several of my students took first prizes at the Ukrainian National Competition of Music Critics and Scientists.