Keyboard, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I offer piano lessons for junior students of different ages and levels.
Any levels of Adult Piano Students are welcome as well.
I was Awarded by US Commerce Association as The Best of Atlanta 2011 in Music Instruction of Adult Piano Studio and a registered teacher in the newly established National Standard Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory The Achievement Program for All Ages and All Levels.
Students have an option to take piano lessons at my studio or online, using webcam anf free Skype conference calls.
For seriously oriented students I will provide the best knowledge of European School of Piano Performance to grow up as a pianist-professional. It will help them to continue their studying on the college and conservatory level at any college in USA and Europe.
For those who will not choose a career in music, my goal is to help each one to develop a love and appreciation of music. I hope that music will be an avenue of fulfillment and a source of joy that will last them a lifetime.
My students actively participate in the different venues of pre-college level evets: GMTA auditions and competitions, AMTA , NDMTA festivals and competitions, outstate and international festivals and competitions (ABRSM, Piano Protege and others), including Summer Music Academy in Italy and Germany.
My Musical Education Background
Dr. Raisa Isaacs earned her Master Degree in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, at the Ufa State Institute of Arts (Conservatory) and Diploma in DMA in Chamber Music and at the Kazan State Conservatory, RU. She continued her studies in post-doctoral courses at the Moscow Conservatory, Gnesinuch Russian Academy in Moscow and Gorky Conservatory in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia. She served as Associate Professor and Head of Chamber Music and Accompaniment Department at the Ufa State Institute of Arts, RU. She moved to US in 1993 and taught at the Music Department of the Eastern Michigan University. She moved to Atlanta in 2003 and was working at the NMS of the Georgia State University, Georgia Perimeter College, and Reinhardt University. She has recently moved to Boca Raton, Florida and offers piano lessons for Boca Raton and surrounding towns: Delray, Lake Worth, Deerfield, Pompano Beach, Parkland and Coral Springs
Genres and Subjects Taught
My course offers private lessons for all ages and abilities. It teaches how to read music, solve piano performance problems, and develop ear awareness. It introduces to fundamentals of music theory and improvisation, and music history and appreciation. Students will learn a wide variety of musical styles from classical to modern, hymns, pop, and old time favorites My computer lab includes software for sight-reading and theory improvement. In addition, I offer harpsichord lessons and teach on a Flemish Harpsichord, starting from intermediate level. The main principals of baroque performance: phrasing, articulation, ornamentation, and tempo would be discussed altogether with learning hand/body position and harpsichord touch. Features of Baroque Performance in England, Italy, France, Spain and Germany of the early 17th to middle 18th centuries will be embraced.
Tuition rates depend on three factors: market area, teacher's qualifications, and lesson format.
The tuition might be different from another state or city. Generally, the bigger the market, the higher the tuition.
Tuition also varies based on the teacher's education level and experience A teacher with a doctorate will charge more than one who is self-taught with no music degree.
Lesson Format: 30 min., 45 min., and 60 min.
Tuition depends on the length of the lesson and attention students receive.
Discounts for two and more siblings available.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Juniors: from 6 and up; Adults: any ages
My Certifications and Awards
More then 30 years of teaching experience at the universities of Russia and United States, and at the private piano studio.
Awarded by US Commerce Association as The Best of Atlanta 2011 in Music Instruction of Adult Piano Studio.
Honored by ProMediaGroup (USA) Diamond Professional Award in Piano Instruction in 2013
Honored by Strathmore's Who's Who "for leadership and achievement in the occupation".
Founding Teacher for Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory The Achievement Program
1st, 2nd,3rd prizes at the students local and International competitions.
Post-Doctoral in Chamber music, Music Education (Moscow Conservatory, Moscow Academy by Gnesinuch)
Doctoral in Music: Chamber music, Piano Performance Practice (Kazan Conservatory, Russia)
Harpsichord Certificates (Collegium of Early Music at the Moscow Conservatory, School of Music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
Member of Music Teachers National Association, Georgia Music Teacher Association
Member of Atlanta and North Dekalb Music Teachers Associations. Students receive Outstanding and Excellent Performance evaluations, participate in the local and state competitions
• Member of National Federation of Musical Clubs
• Member of The Royal Academy of Music
• Judge at the Final Jury at the International Pianovision Competition at WPPC
• Faculty of Music Summer Academy in Germany and Italy
My Musical Influences
Problems of relaxed body motions in Piano Performance and quality and dynamic range of the sound. Interested in researching of authenticity and modernity in Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods of music.
John\'s Creek, GA
Our daughter took piano lessons for 5 years prior to beginning lessons with Ms. Raisa two years ago. We are amazed at the growth she has demonstrated during these 2 years. Not only has Ms. Raisa helped her to continue to improve her piano technique, but she also stresses to our 12 year old the importance of emotion and meaning behind the music. It has brought a whole new level of understanding and maturity to her performances. She has a long way to go still, but we believe Ms. Raisa is an excellent steward of her budding talent. Not only is Ms. Raisa a great piano teacher, she is an absolute amazing performer in her own right. Any opportunity to see her perform is a real treat! However, I believe the best compliment I can give Ms. Raisa is that she inspires our daughter. Regular piano practices occur with little parental prodding in our home and our daughter gets really excited about competitions and recitals. Thanks Ms. Raisa!
It is often said that practice makes perfect. Not quite, only correct practice will allow you to improve. I have spent years doing the wrong thing and have now with Raisa, within one year, improved to a level I thought was unattainable. She is a remarkable teacher and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Dr.Isaacs is one of the greatest teachers in my life. She teaches me not only technical skills but also develop my knowledge about background of the compositions and interpretation of music. Since I started lessons with her – my performance greatly improved.
feel very fortunate to have found Raisa as a piano teacher. I am an advanced adult student who has played the piano for many years and studied with many teachers. I am truly convinced that Raisa is an exceptional teacher – she has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the music including styles, historic context, technique, and of course, musicianship. And she conveys this knowledge effectively and often with a great sense of humor. She has shown me how to make difficult technical problems easier (I am playing pieces that I never thought I’d be able to play) and given me a greater understanding of how to analyze a piece of music – always in a manner that makes the knowledge transferable to other pieces of music. What’s most important to me, however, is that I feel that I am always being challenged to reach my personal best. She does not let me settle for “just okay” or “just good”, but encourages me to listen and work out those details in the music that separate the good from the artistic. Because of her, I believe I have really grown as a musician, and even though musically there is so much more for me to learn, each day I know that have achieved my best for the moment – and that is a dream come true.
Dr. Isaacs is a fantastic piano teacher. She has taken me from barely being able to play with two hands at the same time to playing Chopin Preludes from memory in a little over a year. She has a depth of knowledge that surpasses most of the professional music educators that I know. I highly recommend that you take lessons from this amazing music educator!