Welcome to the Finger Lakes Piano Music Studio!

" I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to  learning."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             - Plato

After teaching music and piano for 19 years, I still love to meet my new students and introduce them to the marvels of music-making and learning to play piano!

I teach students of the age 7- 85, beginners, intermediate and early advanced levels.  I equally like to teach children, young adults and older adults.  The requirements for my program include firm determination to become a pianist, patience and full understanding that in order to accomplish the program a student will work and study with me for several years; indeed, a student must possess a music aptitude, love music  while displaying responsible, hard working and self-disciplined behavior.  Parents should assist their children in proper and regular practicing.

My in-depth and well structured program prepares a classical pianist through  the utilization of the Austrian/German and Russian classical piano school methodologies.  It is challenging but rewarding program.  Students will improve their mind, discipline, develop patience, they will enjoy learning  piano skills, learn to read a music score, develop music ear, learn about different styles in music, become acquainted with  beautiful classical and folk music of various origin from different parts of the world.   Students will learn all the scales starting in two octaves, finishing in four octaves, in assenting and distending motions, etc, chromatic scales, arpeggios, chords, cadences.  They will start with the Easy Hanon, Junior Hanon finishing with Hanon, then at the same time they will study Carl Czerny's Little pianist, and The Russian School of Piano Playing, part 1 through part 2.  Later on, students will learn and play various music from all the periods: the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern one, etudes.    

I devote lots of time to teaching excellent piano skills and proper hand posture and technique. Each lesson includes ear training, piano technique training, sight reading, music theory, learning music pieces of the program.  This piano pedagogy is the result of the collaborative work of the distinguished Russian music professors and teachers and based on the piano school of great L.V. Beethoven through the genius teaching of his beloved and trusted student, excellent piano teacher of all times Carl Czerny.  Maestro Czerny, "... was selected by Beethoven for the premiere of the latter's Piano Concerto No. 1 in 1806 and, at the age of 21, in February 1812, Czerny gave the Vienna premiere of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor". Czerny wrote that his musical memory enabled him to play all the Beethoven works by heart without exception..."  Wikipedia.

I know that learning happens best in a friendly, nurturing environment.  That is what my students find in my studio.

My students participate in our yearly studio recital during the  Festivals of Trees at Granger Mansion and at the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild's Student Recital at the Rochester Academy of Medicine ( not mandatory), for most ambitious students there is an opportunity to take part in the Nazareth College yearly piano competitions.

I teach from my private Finger Lakes Piano Music studio at the convenient location of 91 Chapin Street, in the close proximity to the historic district of the City of Canandaigua.

Please call me at 585-393-9682 or email me at Flpianomusic@gmail.com. My first introductory/evaluation lesson is free. I will give you the all information you need and will discuss my program with you.

Piano Lessons