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Marina D.

Mechanicsburg, PA

$40/hour

Learn Russian piano technique with me! Or lessons in Russian language?

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Marina has a logical plan to help me with learning
— Demetrius, Harrisburg, PA on 1/28/16

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Montreal college
Music business
Volgograd State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Montreal college (Music business)

Volgograd State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Marina

Hi,
My name is Marina. Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your piano techniques or begin to learn how to play this amazing instrument? I would be delighted to share my skills and abilities. I have over 14 years of experience.
Back in Russia, I started private specialized music school in 2nd grade and graduated when I was in 10th grade. Every week I had 2 private piano lessons, 2 choir practices, 2 music theory lessons, once a week music appreciation and once a week ear training. All together these lessons would equal to 20 hours a week.

This background had equipped me with ability to audition in the American college and obtain music scholarship.

Upon graduation I had taught in several Military youth centers including private lessons for 12 years. In the last three years I had continued teaching my own children ages 11 and 7. I love doing recitals with my students so that we can share all the hard work that paid off!

Are you looking to expand language skills for your child or yourself? I'm a Russian native. I obtained my BA at Volgograd State University. While teaching English as a second Language to the Russian students, where each class included 15-16 children ranging from grade 5 to 9 and including 77 students overall, I customized their curriculum to make it relevant to their ages and interests. Through private teaching English to Russian individuals, I was able to adapt foreign language methods according to such learner variables as personality and specific needs. The majority of the students needed English to expand their business; therefore, I used materials, foreign language teaching methods, and vocabulary exercises which would address business topics. My favorite part of the lesson is few minutes of spontaneous dialog in Russian only!

I love teaching and finding ways to enrich each student with new knowledge and confidence to use their skills and abilities for life!
Hi,
My name is Marina. Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your piano techniques or begin to learn how to play this amazing instrument? I would be delighted to share my skills and abilities. I have over 14 years of experience.
Back in Russia, I started private specialized music school in 2nd grade and graduated when I was in
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Travels within 20 miles of Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

"Marina has a logical plan to help me with learning"

- Demetrius, Harrisburg, PA on 1/28/16
Language:
Russian

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Approved subjects

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Music Theory

I had eight years of Music Theory while studying at private Music school in Russia following three years at the American college. In the private school Music Theory consisted of ear training, chord progressions, accompaniment formation, interval study, music theory terminology. During private piano tutoring, I always incorporate at least few minutes of music theory as it essential in a progress of learning new music material.

Piano

My primary instrument is piano. I participated in all required recitals during college years. I started giving private piano lessons in 2000 and continued to do so to this present day.
My Russian piano technique that I obtained in the Russian private specialized music school is uniquely shaped to boost the quality of the sound and speed performance.

Russian

As English interpretation was a primary focus, my courses were given in English, except for those not related to the field. We received hands-on coursework in phonetics, grammar, and literature analysis, psychology, political science, foreign language teaching methods and techniques. Experienced professors were brought from the USA and Great Britain (Mansfield University Indiana University (USA, IN). Along with two foreign languages (English and German), we studied basic courses in the humanities and science disciplines: political science, learning theory, psychology, anthropology and others. Highlighted courses:

-Contemporary Problems of Linguistics-Translation of Technical Literature- Cultural Dialogue-Problems of Multicultural Communications--Phonetics of the English Language - English Grammar - English Composition - English Literature (Reading and Translation of the original books) - History of Germanic and Romance Languages - Analysis of Russian and English Semantics-

In order to translate a foreign language into a native one, the interpreter must posses a good command of their native language. After studying few languages, I can say that Russian is not the easiest one to learn and I was fortunate to master my own native language four more years additionally after 10 years in pubic school at the Volgograd State University.

Montreal college
Music business
Volgograd State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Montreal college (Music business)

Volgograd State University (Graduate Coursework)

Marina has a logical plan to help me with learning

Marina has a logical plan to help me with learning my new language. I liked that she is teaching me the alphabet so I can learn the phonics of the language.

— Demetrius, Harrisburg, PA on 1/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marina will travel within 20 miles of Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.