Ollie Shmigelskiy

Ollie S.

Antelope, CA

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

Teaching since:
September 2008

Playing and teaching piano is my joy and my passion. I've been playing for 25 years and teaching piano for more then 10 years. Teaching piano is something that I truly enjoy. Along with teaching from the method books, I offer my students a variety of musical genres to play from.
I pride myself on creating a fun, safe, and creative environment while teaching my students. I use reward stickers and numerous fun and exciting games to help my students memorize better. Guiding the student through various fundamentals which include scales, counting, finger exercises, melodic and harmonic patterns, and rhythmic structures. I also count the beat or play along with the student when needed. I teach in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages.

I have extensive backgrounds in all different types of piano genres such as jazz, classical, praise and hymn.

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Private Piano Lessons
Sep 2008 - Present
Ollie Commer Piano Studio


Business Technology in Arts Degree
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Everett Community College
Sep 1994 - Jun 2002
Ukrainian Music Academy


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

5 year old student

December 2015

4 hands 👍🏻
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26 Reviews

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Bonnie Dec 22, 2016
Piano · In studio

Ollie has been teaching my 6 year old son for a month. He has already shown such amazing growth. She is a gentle, but firm teacher. She encourages my son to work to his potential.

Macie Sep 28, 2016
Piano · In home

Ollie is accessible, punctual, pleasant, and has made helpful suggestions to maximize student learning. My daughter enjoys working with Ollie and is making good progress taking private lessons at home. I recommend Ollie!

Liliya Aug 15, 2016
Piano · In studio

My daughter really enjoys going to her piano lessons, Ollie has a great personality and is a great teacher.

Dee Aug 15, 2016
Piano · In home

Ollie is very kind and works very well with both kids and adults. She is truly amazing and gifted.

Adam Aug 13, 2016
Piano · In home

My son enjoys learning the piano with Ollie as his teacher. She is very interactive and friendly and makes learning fun and easy!

Evan Y. Aug 6, 2016
Piano · In home

Just had our first lesson with Ollie and so far so good. She was fun, patient and my 6 year old boy loved her and he didn't even want to learn (but now he does). Thankyou for setting us up with her!

Trevor C. Jul 5, 2016
Piano · In home

She's very nice and was very engaging with my 11-year-old!

KaMarri G. Jun 7, 2016
Piano · In home

So far my granddaughter is really enjoying her lessons with Ollie.

KaMarri G. Jun 7, 2016
Piano · In home

So far my granddaughter is really enjoying her lessons with Ollie.

KaMarri G. Jun 7, 2016
Piano · In home

So far my granddaughter is really enjoying her lessons with Ollie.

Brionna I. Mar 30, 2016
· In home

Only a couple lessons in, but my daughter is loving her & enjoying the lessons already!

Aurora Feb 25, 2016
Piano · In home

Ollie is very talented at what she does... My kids love taking lessons from her!

Audrey Feb 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

My daughter loves her teacher a lot . She always looks forward for the next one . She can read and play quite good after 2-3 lessons.

Natalya Jan 31, 2016
Piano · In studio

Ollie S. Is just a phenomenal piano teacher. She has the knowledge, and the patience to pass on everything she knows!
She teaches my son, and daughter the right way to play piano. Engraving into their minds the importance of curved fingers, and proper posture; along with correct note reading!

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Macey S. Jan 30, 2016
Piano · In home

Great first lesson. My daughter is looking forward to the next one!

Anna Jan 4, 2016
Piano · In studio

Very nice instructor! My son loves piano's lessons. He can't wait until the next lesson. She makes piano lessons very interesting to students.

Sofiya Dec 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

Great Teacher! Knows what she is doing and has a great program to go with it!

Margarita Dec 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Olga is the best instructor anyone could ask for! She was very patient with me when I didn't understand something from a lesson. She is very talented and has a heart filled with music! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a kind, talented instructor!!

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Sofiya Dec 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Ollie is an excellent piano instructor, who is very patient, knowledgeable, diligent and very inspiring. She is such a positive person and pleasure to be around.

Diana Dec 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Ollie is an excellent piano teacher. She is very enthusiastic, encouraging and patient. She is definitely knows her stuff. I highly recommend her!

Daniil Dec 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Really good teacher. Learned a lot from her! ; )

Vera Dec 27, 2015
Piano · In studio

She is a very creative as well as a patient teacher. She has taught me a lot and I am very thankful that she has brought piano into my life. I would recommend her to kids of all ages that want to learn piano. :)

Tim Dec 26, 2015
Piano · In home

She is an amazing teacher! With years of experience, I highly recommend her.

Maryan Dec 26, 2015
Piano · In home

She is just a great teacher! I am glad she brought piano into my life I thank her a lot and really recommend her for a piano teacher!

Mary Dec 12, 2015
Piano · In studio

She's fantastic with kids! She knows how to explain musical terms and techniques in an easy to understand way! Best of all, she's encouraging and makes it all fun!!

Anna Dec 12, 2015
Piano · In studio

Wonderful and patient piano instructor who thoroughly teaches music theory and piano technique. Would definitely recommend for kids of all ages. Learned a lot !

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