Ollie Shmigelskiy

Ollie S.

Antelope, CA

About Ollie S.

Ollie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Playing and teaching piano is my joy and my passion. I've been playing for 24 years and teaching piano for more then 9 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.

Photos and Videos

5 year old student

Experience

Private Piano Lessons

Sep 2008 - Present
Ollie Commer Piano Studio

Education

Business Technology in Arts Degree

Aug 2004 - May 2008
Everett Community College

Piano

Sep 1994 - Jun 2002
Ukrainian Music Academy

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Ukrainian

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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26 Reviews on Ollie S.

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Bonnie Dec 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Macie Sep 28, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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!
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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.
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Dee Aug 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ollie is very kind and works very well with both kids and adults. She is truly amazing and gifted.
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Adam Aug 13, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son enjoys learning the piano with Ollie as his teacher. She is very interactive and friendly and makes learning fun and easy!
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Evan Y. Aug 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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!
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Trevor C. Jul 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She's very nice and was very engaging with my 11-year-old!
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KaMarri G. Jun 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
So far my granddaughter is really enjoying her lessons with Ollie.
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KaMarri G. Jun 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
So far my granddaughter is really enjoying her lessons with Ollie.
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KaMarri G. Jun 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
So far my granddaughter is really enjoying her lessons with Ollie.
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