Music Instruction Studio - Music Lessons - Gaithersburg, MD

Music Instruction Studio

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Lesson Types Piano, Guitar, Music Theory, Voice

Styles / Genres Classical, Musical Theater

Instruction Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages Taught Ages 4-100
In-Home Lessons 45 min $77.00

  1 hour $95.00

Studio Lessons 30 min $45.00

  45 min $62.00

  1 hour $82.00

Special Rate Info Free initial meeting/short lesson for beginner and transfer students. Sibling discount on lessons longer than 30 min.
In some cases semi-private sibling lessons
____________________________Education

o BA in Music and Musical Education from Moscow State College of Music (Russia)
o Credentials in voice, piano, choral conducting, music theory
o Continuing professional studies in Piano Pedagogy, and Early Childhood Music Pedagogy from Russian State Academy of Pedagogical Science
o Classical Guitar study (Specialized Music School, Moscow, Russia).
Member of MTNA since 1996.


______________Student achievements
Winners of gold trophy awards in MCMTA (Maryland)judged festivals in voice and piano
o Number of winners of Piano Festivals and Showcase Recitals in CA and PA (State level)
o Students have won in competitions and performed in Honor Recitals at Carnegie Hall(NY)
o Students gave recitals for community, churches, sang in sports events and in music theaters in NY
o Students were trained and worked as paid church musicians and choir accompanists.
o Students were prepared for musical college auditions and are pursuing higher music education.
Summary of work experience:
o 34 years of practical work as music educator
o Piano, voice, and guitar instructor
o Mentor teacher in all listed teaching fields
o Early childhood music teacher with Orff Schulwerk approach
o Choral conductor
o Ballet and vocal accompanist
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My Teaching Philosophy is based on the best that Russian and American piano and music pedagogy has to offer with attention to individuality, creativity, age abilities and needs of today's students. Influenced by pedagogical ideas of such renowned musicians as Heinrich Neuhaus, Joseph and Rosina Lhevinne, Frances Clark, Carl Orff and others.

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Affiliations:
o Member of Music Teachers National association (MTNA),
o Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA).
o Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (PMTA).
o California (CMTA)

Expertise:
o effective contemporary methods applied in piano pedagogy
o vocal pedagogy with special training in children's voice development
o choral conducting
o original guitar method for young children,
successfully taught for over 20 years

Special skills_______
Ability to recognize the student's individuality and select a proper method and repertoire. Composing and arranging music for children. Experience in conducting recitals, workshops and special events. Reliable, sociable with students and parents.