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Piano Lessons With Anna

South Bend, IN 46614 (map)

Lessons Offered

Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me


  I have been teaching music in the Michiana area for about 22 years. For half of that time, I taught piano in Notre Dame's Music Department. Then, I started a private piano studio on the south side of South Bend. Music is my love and my passion, which I will gladly share with you and your children. I hold a master’s degree in classical piano and theory and music history from the best music schools of Moscow and Leningrad, Russia. My extensive education, strong training, and rich background teaching students from different countries will help you achieve your music goals and enhance your own music experience. My teaching philosophy includes supporting, empowering, engaging, caring, sharing, reflecting, nurturing, and assessing. Welcome to my class!


My Musical Education Background

Bachelor's from Gnessins' State Music College, Moscow, Russia 

Master's in Piano, Theory and Music History from Leningrad State Conservatoire, Russia

Genres and Subjects Taught

Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk/Traditional,Sacred...

Lesson Rates

30-min- $25

45-min- $35

60-min- $45

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I have been teaching students of all ages from 5 years old to 68. 

My Certifications and Awards

American Guild of Organists 

Jan 2002

South Bend Area Music Teachers Association 

Sep 2016

Music Teachers National Association Sep 2016


Service Area

Student Reviews

South Bend, IN

I absolutely love taking lessons from Anna. She is so passionate about the piano. She is kind and understanding during her instruction!

South Bend, IN

Anna is a wonderful instructor. She is very thorough and knowledgeable. In just a few weeks, my kids have made vast improvements in their playing by setting higher expectations, which is just what they need. She provides feedback and communication on their lessons and progress. Definitely recommend!

Mishawaka, IN

I have been taking lessons with Anna for two months. Anna is extremely dedicated to music teaching. Her meticulous attention to details motivated me all the time to perfect my piano performance. Apart of having high standards to her students, she is also an organized instructor who always has a teaching plan. She believes in a systematic way of progressing and I trust her judgment and methods. Last but not least, she makes an effort in communicating with her students outside class time to make sure they are clear about the weekly goals and make any necessary adjustment to the current class materials. I consider myself to have an instructor like Anna, who genuinely cares about her student's accomplishment in music.

Mishawaka, IN

We arrived to Anna after my son took piano lessons elsewhere with little progress. My son is interested in music, but lacked the confidence to push through skills he found challenging. This has changed under Anna’s direction, and our son is making excellent progress. We find Anna to be extremely knowledgeable and competent, and her passion for piano shows. Anna is patient and gentle, but she will undoubtedly push your child to do their best. She will get to know your child to determine their interests and work with them to achieve their goals. Highly recommended!

South Bend, IN

Three of my children take piano lessons with Anna and they have been thriving under instruction for almost five years. My husband and I have seen our children grow in their dedication, diligence, and love of piano during this time. We are immensely pleased with their progress and how Anna gently, but firmly, continues to push them to develop their repertoire and skills. We can't recommend her highly enough!

South Bend, IN

Miss Anna has been teaching our daughter for over three years. She is a very dedicated teacher who cares a lot about our daughter’s advancement. She is very nice, and gentle, but knows how to motivate her students to work harder. Our daughter enjoys this, because she feels that Miss Anna really cares, and the results are obvious. In the past three years our daughter’s technique has improved tremendously.

South Bend, IN

Our now 8 year old son has taken lessons with Ms. Anna for about 2.5 years. Her passion for piano and teaching shows each week through her dedication to getting the most out her students in a positive and supportive manner. We are fortunate to have found someone with her level of skill and the patience to teach.

South Bend, IN

Great teacher, will really push you to get better.

South Bend, IN

I am a Community Life Director at a senior living community. Anna and her students have shared their recitals with us. She is always professional and takes care of all the details. The students love her and come ready to perform. She prepares them so well that they are excited to share their talents with us.

South Bend, IN

Our son began lessons in the spring and he has progressed rapidly under Anna's guidance. He looks forward to his lessons with her. She is very patient, but also challenges him. My husband and I are very pleased with her methods. We strongly recommend her.

South Bend, IN

Ms. Anna is an outstanding teacher. She is kind, warm, and patient. We have had three children learn piano with her for over nine years. Our oldest daughter will even complete her International Baccalaureate course in music composition at her high school in piano with the assistance of Ms. Anna this coming year. Anna works with all ages well. She is demanding but in a warm and gentle way. We are grateful for the gift of music she has given our children and family!

Granger, IN

My daughters and I tooks lessons with Anna Petkova at Notre Dame and I have studied with her privately for some time . We found her to be a very dedicated teacher who puts a great deal of thought into each lesson for each pupil. She is not just a dedicated teacher, but also a very effective one, capable of working with students at any level of age, accomplishment and ability. I recommend her highly!

South Bend, IN

I have never learned to play an instrument before. I am 43 years old and I love learning, Anna makes it seem so easy. Even though I am an adult I am starting with simple pieces and working my way up. I can't believe how far I've come in just 12 lessons. I'm no Chopin or Beethoven, but on my way. I would recommend Anna to anyone looking to learn the piano.

South Bend, IN

We found Anna through a reference from Notre Dame's music department, and asked her to teach piano to our son, who is in his middle years of grade school. We found Anna to be extremely competent and supportive. Her expertise shows—our son is making excellent progress. Anna challenges him with a wide range of music to play, and it fills our house with classical, folk, jazz, and seasonal tunes. Our son is never disappointed when it is time for music lesson—he enjoys meeting with Anna. She has a nice way with students. We have had friends who had been using Anna, but then moved to a school-based instructor for convenience and they report a drop off in their child's development. We'd recommend Anna to anyone—from child to adult—looking to learn from an excellent musician and teacher.

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