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Vitaly Serebriakov

Vitaly Serebriakov

A co-founder and owner of Ostinato Conservatory (, Vitaly is a versatile musician, teaching artist, and recording engineer. Described by internationally renowned pianist Robert Hamilton as “an outstanding pianist whose comprehensive performances blend intelligent stylistic understanding with emotional depth and strong technical prowess”, he has performed across the world in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York City, Virginia G. Piper Theater, the Athens Conservatoire, and Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium, among many others. Vitaly is a prize winner in numerous international piano competitions, including the All­-Russia Open Contest of Pianists, the 6th International Competition “Music Without Limits” in Lithuania, and the 2nd International Rachmaninov-Gesellschaft e.V. Competition in Germany. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Recognition Award for talented youth given by the Russian Ministry of Science and Education. Vitaly is a D.M.A. candidate at Arizona State University. His principal teachers include Vladimir Feltsman, Paul Ostrovsky, Robert Hamilton, Natalia Fish, and Robert Satterlee. Vitaly was on faculty at ASU School of Music and is working at ASU Community Music School (former ASU Music Preparatory Program). He frequently participates and gives masterclasses at MTNA conferences and serves on the jury panel for many piano competitions and examinations. His students have successfully passed ABRSM, ASP, and Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, and won local and international piano competitions. Robert Hamilton noted: “Vitaly has proven to be an uncommonly successful teacher whom I regularly recommend to the very finest young talents and parents who seek my advice. He knows what is required to bring gifted pianists to the point of producing a first-rate piano sound, through the proper use of finger, hand and arm weight. Much of this comes from his thorough understanding and mastery of what is perhaps the best technical approach in the piano world, commonly known as the Russian school of piano playing.”

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Theory
  • History
  • Harmony

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Russian

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At own home
  • At own studio
  • Online


  • 2019 - Doctor of Musical Arts - Arizona State University
  • 2013 - Performance Certificate - PianoSummer at SUNY New Paltz, NY
  • 2012 - Master of Music - Bowling Green State University, OH
  • 2008 - Bachelor of Music - Balakirev College of Music, Russia

School Associations

  • Arizona Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State
  • Music Teachers National Association - National