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Dear parents of my prospective Piano Students!
Are you eager to expose your child to music and develop his/her talent, discipline, perseverance and skills for music making?
Unlike many piano teachers, I accept as young students as three-year-olds, accompanied by one parent, who becomes my student and her/his child’s home teacher. Besides the degree in piano teaching from Ukraine, I've got an American certificate in early childhood education; that’s why I can work with the youngest kids.
I am also very comfortable teaching older children and adults, and there are several Indian software engineers among my students, who have made a great progress. I am open to any nation and race. I’ve been a piano teacher since 1973, and my method is intensive, and I have a warm personality. .I do NOT entertain “clients”, I do educate and challenge students! I am happy to represent a well-known Russian piano school, while I admire Suzuki with his belief that talent can be developed and his statement “You do not have to practice every day. Please, practice only on the days when you eat”.
I am passionate about teaching, and I require the devotion from my students, who participate in recitals four times a year and sometimes oftener.
My approach is also individual, and I am NOT pushing those, who are not comfortable learning at a fast pace, to rush and show results soon. Everybody has a choice to declare.
I have some experience teaching children with special needs. As long as there is no behavioral issue, I can teach!
The most advanced students of mine can participate in annual exams for certificate of merit at California Music Teachers’ Association.
In my studio, there are a baby grand piano, and upright piano, a digital piano, and several keyboards. You can rent a keyboard free of charge for 2-3 weeks, before you purchase a real instrument (an 88 weighted key digital piano or an upright piano). Please, do not Buy a keyboard!
I am a California credentialed teacher. I have 4 credentials (in English, in Russian, in Music, in Early childhood education). In order to get credentials, I had to go through serious exams in Reading, Writing, and Math, and those texts were harder than one for elementary school students.
My 41 years of teaching Russian and 16 years of teaching English reading (reading, phonics, writing) allow me to think that tutoring any elementary school child in all subjects can't be problematic for me. You have my documents: my teaching credentials and my transcript from San Francisco State University, where I have studied for 3 years as a graduate student in Composition /Writing program. One of the main subjects there was post-secondary reading. Of course, I know all the methods for teaching school children.
I've graduated from a state 4-year music college. I have a California teacher's credential in music. I have taken a course "Music in childhood" at San Francisco State University.
I'm a native Russian speaker with BA in teaching Russian from Ukraine and California teacher's credential in teaching Russian. I have more than a decade of teaching Russian in Ukraine and Belarus. I have 12 years of teaching Russian in the US.
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