Teaching Philosophy

My teaching methodology has been shaped during my studies in the classes of renown Russian and German teachers: Natalia Pereferkovich (awarded as the 2015 best piano teacher of the Russian Federation), Mikhail Kuniavsky (chief administrator of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra), Denis Chefanov (a teaching assistant of Prof. Alexey Nasedkin), Wolfgang Schamschula, and Prof. Pavel Egorov (a Meritorious Artist of the Russian Federation), to name just a few. The invaluable expertise of these professionals from both Moscow, St. Petersburg and Mainz music schools has crystallized into my own solid and clear approach to teaching, which I successfully use to educate my students with their age varying from 3 to 75, both beginners and advanced musicians.

My main teaching concept comprises several major points:

  • emphasizing individual strength of the student,
  • building up a brilliant piano technique,
  • developing special musical perception.

Altogether, I would like to stress that a well thought-through teaching program combined with individual-oriented, often non-standard ways towards improving the piano technique and promoting motivation and creative thinking are the essential components of my teaching philosophy. Overall I am sure that my teaching method will aid the students to acquire and strengthen both basic and the most demanding piano techniques and develop their musical thinking in order to perform classical piano repertoire masterpieces of any difficulty.

I can teach in Russian, GermanEnglish and Chinese languages.