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Maria P.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Get ready for a truly rich and rewarding experience. Maria studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Viktor Merzhanov. She is a 4th-generation pupil of Franz Liszt and 6th-generation of Beethoven. She was one of the fortunate few (Garrick Ohlsson among them) to study with Roberto Eyzaguirre, who was a student and friend of Claudio Arrau, one of the 20th-century's greatest pianists. Arrau studied with Martin Krause, who was one of Franz Liszt's final pupils. Liszt was taught by Carl Czerny. And Beethoven was Czerny's teacher. Through this great lineage, learn an incredible technique that will enable you to play the music of your dreams!
About Maria P.

Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. She earned her Bachelor's of Music at the University of Houston. For her Master's, she studied organ at Rice University with the world-famous teacher Clyde Holloway. She won many national competitions, including Gruenstein Memorial Organ Competition in Chicago and San Antonio Pipe Organ Competition. The Russian School of Playing has produced some of the world's greatest pianists. This method is fun and lays down the foundation for a relaxed way of playing, which gives confidence and technical security, while enabling one to produce beautiful "singing" tone on the piano. This helps students of all ages to take their piano-playing to new heights.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1990

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Master's Degree in Music Performance

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Maria P.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Get ready for a truly rich and rewarding experience. Maria studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Viktor Merzhanov. She is a 4th-generation pupil of Franz Liszt and 6th-generation of Beethoven. She was one of the fortunate few (Garrick Ohlsson among them) to study with Roberto Eyzaguirre, who was a student and friend of Claudio Arrau, one of the 20th-century's greatest pianists. Arrau studied with Martin Krause, who was one of Franz Liszt's final pupils. Liszt was taught by Carl Czerny. And Beethoven was Czerny's teacher. Through this great lineage, learn an incredible technique that will enable you to play the music of your dreams!
About Maria P.

Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. She earned her Bachelor's of Music at the University of Houston. For her Master's, she studied organ at Rice University with the world-famous teacher Clyde Holloway. She won many national competitions, including Gruenstein Memorial Organ Competition in Chicago and San Antonio Pipe Organ Competition. The Russian School of Playing has produced some of the world's greatest pianists. This method is fun and lays down the foundation for a relaxed way of playing, which gives confidence and technical security, while enabling one to produce beautiful "singing" tone on the piano. This helps students of all ages to take their piano-playing to new heights.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1990

Education

Master's Degree in Music Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Speaks Russian, English

Speaks

Has background check

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Maria has seriously enhanced both my love for playing piano and my ability for playing the piano. Her approach to teaching stresses technique and fundamentals and allows for a tension-free style of playing that is enjoyable and meditative. I would highly recommend lessons with Maria.

Posted Apr 25, 2022
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I am gaining a lot from my lessons with Maria. She is helping me to play more musically, to really listen and feel the music. She is also helping me to learn technically how to achieve the musical expression I desire.

Posted Jan 10, 2022
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I have enjoyed my lessons from Maria immensely. After just a few lessons I have noticed significant improvements in my overall technique and comfort while playing. Her feedback during lessons has been amazing, not just shallow compliments but solid criticism that most teachers would avoid.

Posted Dec 13, 2021
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Piano and Pipe Organ Teacher
Jun 1990 - Present
Private
Piano and Pipe Organ Student Teacher
Aug 1983 - May 1986
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Pianist and Organist
Mar 1979 - Jan 1989
Congregation Beth Yeshurun
George Wagner, music director.
Master's Degree in Music Performance
Aug 1981 - May 1986
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Private Instruction
Jun 1976 - Sep 1980
Roberto Eyzaguirre
Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance, Magna cum Laude
Aug 1974 - May 1976
University of Houston
Piano
Sep 1969 - May 1973
Moscow Conservatory
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Frederick Royal Gibbons Memorial Award for Outstanding Organ Performance
May 1984
Rice University
Awarded by Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Frederick Royal Gibbons Memorial Award for Outstanding Organ Performance
May 1983
Rice University
FIRST PRIZE Gruenstein Memorial Pipe Organ Competition in Chicago
Oct 1984
Gruestein foundation
San Antonio Pipe Organ Competition
Feb 1984
University Presbyterian Church, William C. Hall Foundation
Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition
Jun 1976
Houston Symphony
Music Teachers National Association
Apr 2017
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
American Guild of Organists
Sep 1981
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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Instructor details
Classical Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
John Ross Ct.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30