Svetlana Vickrey

Svetlana V.

Auburn, WA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching piano for 29 years and my students have received jobs as pianists in different churches. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play with both hands, read notation, and as time goes on you'll be able to play music of your own choice. I specialize in classical piano, and I typically use Hal Leonard books, which come with CD's. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experience levels, and I can't wait to meet you!
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Svetlana teaches



Svetlana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 6 to 60 and males 6 to 18

Teaching since:
September 1986

I was educated in the former Soviet Union, where I received my classical piano education, and hold the equivalency of a Bachelor's Degree in Music Theory, as well as a Master's Degree in Piano Teaching, and Choral Conducting. I have taught private piano lessons for 29 years -- 18 years in the U.S. I enjoy working with students of all ages, but prefer school age children.


Piano Teacher
Oct 2015 - Present
Live Music Academy

Piano Teacher
Sep 1986 - Present
Private Lessons

Sep 1992 - Mar 1997
Odessa South Ukrainian Pedagogical University

Sep 1990 - Sep 1992
Art College Choral Conducting Department, Odessa, Ukraine

Music Teacher
Sep 1986 - Sep 1990
Public Schools, Odessa, Ukraine


Master's in Piano Teaching
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
Odessa Pedagogical Institute, Ukraine
Master's in Choral Conducting
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
Odessa Pedagogical Institute, Ukraine
Bachelor's in Theory of Music
Sep 1982 - Jun 1986
Molodechno Music College, Belarus


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Washington Music Teachers Association
Sep 1998

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8 Reviews

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Mariola Apr 9, 2018
Piano · In studio

My son admires his teacher Mrs. Svetlana. She is passionate about teaching and loves music.

Kim Searcy Sep 15, 2017
Piano · In studio

Svetlana is a wonderful teacher. Her passion for piano shows through her teaching. She gives a full well rounded experience, not just the mechanics of playing. I am learning and enjoying my lessons more than I ever had with other instructors.

Tanya K. Jan 22, 2017
Piano · In studio

My daughter is seven and she really looks forward to piano lessons with Svetlana. She knows how to get down on the child's level and help them understand. You can tell that Svetlana really enjoys teaching!

Kaimi Jul 28, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

My son loves Lana! She's a great piano teacher, she loves kids. :)

Xander M. Jul 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Great teacher, for small kids she find to way to teach in a fun way , my kids like it.

Milli M. Jun 21, 2016
Piano · In studio

Svetlana is a great piano teacher she understands how important for younger age kids to have fun while learning ☺

Emma M. Dec 29, 2015
Piano · In studio

Wonderful first lesson. My little one enjoyed Lana's teaching skills. My little one learned quite a bit in her first session. Fabulous!

Alex Sep 8, 2015
Piano · In studio

I've taken private lessons with Svetlana for several years and I love her teaching style as well as the results. At first I only wanted to learn because my parents pushed me, but now I continue to play piano and I love even Classical Music, something I would not have expected to get out of lessons.

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