Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I can travel to your home location in Morris, Essex and Union County New Jersey. I am a Russian born and educated pianist with 30 years of professional experience. In St Petersburg Russia, I was a piano instructor at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. I was also a piano accompanist at the Mariinksy Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia. I was a soloist with various chamber ensembles in Russia. I had also performed on radio and television.
Upon coming to the United States, I have spent many years as a private piano instructor teaching all levels. My standards of excellence are at the highest level. My teaching method allows the students to quickly advance in skills/technique. I have many students, who at the age of 9 and 10 years old, excelled so rapidly that they were playing piano at a college level. By 11 or 12 years old, many are already playing complicated pieces by Rachmaninoff and Chopin.
My Musical Education Background
1. Graduate of Rimsky Korsokov College of Music- St Petersburg, Russia. Bachelor degree if piano- diploma with highest honors
2. Rimsky Korsakov State Conservatory- St. Petersburg, Russia.
Doctorate (PhD) in Piano Teaching and Accompaniment
Genres and Subjects Taught
Piano, Accompaniment, Composition, Harmony, Improvisation, Music Theory, Audition Preparation.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All ages and levels
I would recommend Bella to anyone that wants to take Piano lessons!! My daughter was very reluctant to take lessons. We went to two other teachers before meeting Bella. Bella is great. She is so knowledgeable and talented and has a way of teaching that is not intimidating and is enjoyable. She is always ready to teach and has such a beautiful personality! My daughter is so comfortable with her and looks forward to every visit!!
Bella is an outstanding piano teacher; a true master of her art. She truly cares about her students and connects with them. I had searched for a long time for a good piano teacher but many did not possess the skill set and experience that she has. She is second to none. I recommend her to anyone who wants a truly gifted and professional instructor.
Bella has been providing lessons to my son and daughter for many years. She is an exceptional teacher with incredible skills and great patience. Both kids advanced very rapidly and are playing complicated pieces. We is irreplaceable!