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Victoria Gimelshtein


Victoria Gimelshtein

RCM Certified
I am a piano teacher with many years of experience, certified by The Royal Conservatory to teach piano and Theory from Elementary to Advanced levels. I am also a member of the Ontario Music Teachers' Association. I received Russian music training and a graduate degree in piano performance at the State Institute of Arts (5 years), and prior to that, at the State Music College (4 years). The lessons in my studio include learning Classical repertoire, as well as popular music and Jazz. My students also play duets, 2-piano works and Concertos. I prepare students for the RCM Piano examinations where they earn high marks, often above 90%. My students perform regularly in music festivals, competitions and recitals where they consistently win trophies, scholarships and other awards. They include such awards as RCM Gold Medal: Zachary Teper - the highest mark in Ontario for the Level 10 Piano exam; GTA Zone Competition 2019 Zone Artist: First Place Vanessa Yu Teacher: Victoria Gimelshtein (North York/York Region Branch); Canadian Music Competition 2019, National Final Second place: Vanessa Yu Piano, Toronto 94%. Following Vanessa's first-place win at the Concerto Competition in 2019, she was chosen to perform the Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto with Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also invited by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra to perform a solo program at the SPO season's opening concert. My former student, Michael Lam, presently a medical school student in the UK, has received a Music Performance Scholarship - the first in the history of the University of Kent Medical School. The majority of my students earn The Associate Diploma (ARCT) in piano performance. I have raised many professional musicians, with established musical careers. My goal in teaching is to develop students' musical talents and give them a life-long love of music.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Russian

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At own home
  • At own studio
  • Online

Specialist designation

  • Harmony - Advanced
  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate

School Associations

  • Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State


  • 53 Lunau lane, Thornhill ON, CA, l3t5n1
  • Bayview Ave. and John St. Thornhill, On., Thornhill ON, CA, l3t5n1
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified