I believe that the musical journey is one of the greatest gifts of our civilization.
In a fast-paced world we live in, filled with long working hours and many opportunities to explore, music gives us fulfilment and enjoyment, enriching our mind, body and spirit. To quote the great Confiucus “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
I have been teaching piano since my early undergraduate days at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia. My piano teachers trace back to Beethoven (via Carl Czerny, Franz Liszt, Alexander Siloti, Konstantin Igumnov and Oleg Boshnyakovich). I am proud to continue this lineage of legendary pianists and piano educators in transferring my knowledge to the students of my piano studio.
The art of piano playing is a creative process and the creativity of piano playing is done by daily routine of practicing, which includes the qualities of discipline, patience and dedication. My role is to provide expertise, inspiration and encouragement through the positive learning experiences.
Taking piano lessons benefits many aspects of our well-being, such as improved brain functions (attention span - focus, visio-spatial reasoning, IQ, memory span). Taking music lessons could also lead to improvements in math and literacy. It contributes to the student’s social development, gives them a sense of personal fulfilment, builds their confidence and enhances communication and collaboration skills, especially in the performance area. And of course, it teaches students discipline and endurance, the life-important skills, which would stand them well in their careers.
I hold two Masters of Music degrees - one from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in piano performance, chamber music, accompaniment and piano pedagogy and the second one from the University of Ottawa in piano performance and chamber music.
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- At own home
- At own studio
- 2002 - M Mus - University of Ottawa
- 1993 - M Mus - Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia
- Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
- Royal Canadian College of Organists - National