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Polina D.
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Weather you dream to create your own music one day or applying for college to make music to be your life career - you need the knowledge of music theory. I provide individually developed courses of music theory which include subjects such as solfeggio, harmony and music analisys. More than scales, chords and arpeggios, my assignments require from you the usage of a piano to be able to apply the received theory information for further progress.
About Polina D.

I am an experienced classical pianist with honorable degrees obtained from the most prestigious musical institutions in the world - State Academy of Music (Russian conservatory of music) located in Minsk, Belarus, as well as The College of Saint-Rose, Albany, New York, Unites States. Piano has been my main area of concentration since I was five years old, so I consider myself to be a top professional in the music field. I really enjoy working with highly motivated students and welcome various ages and levels. I have worked both with professional musicians and beginner level music enthusiasts. As a teacher and piano soloist, I have worked in various countries including Russia, Italy, France and the United States. My international teaching experience has been showing wonderful results, and I am proud of my students winning the highest places in the international auditions, competitions and festivals worldwide. My thoroughly developed teaching method is built on the best combination of Russian and European traditions in music education, and it is intended to build and advance skills in reading, technique, theory, to enrich music appreciation by exploring compositions of variety of styles and genres, to discover the internal abilities and approach to an instrument, and master performing techniques.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Teaching since 1998

Education

Master of Arts in Music Education

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Russian, French, English, Italian

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Polina D.
Teaches Online
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Weather you dream to create your own music one day or applying for college to make music to be your life career - you need the knowledge of music theory. I provide individually developed courses of music theory which include subjects such as solfeggio, harmony and music analisys. More than scales, chords and arpeggios, my assignments require from you the usage of a piano to be able to apply the received theory information for further progress.
About Polina D.

I am an experienced classical pianist with honorable degrees obtained from the most prestigious musical institutions in the world - State Academy of Music (Russian conservatory of music) located in Minsk, Belarus, as well as The College of Saint-Rose, Albany, New York, Unites States. Piano has been my main area of concentration since I was five years old, so I consider myself to be a top professional in the music field. I really enjoy working with highly motivated students and welcome various ages and levels. I have worked both with professional musicians and beginner level music enthusiasts. As a teacher and piano soloist, I have worked in various countries including Russia, Italy, France and the United States. My international teaching experience has been showing wonderful results, and I am proud of my students winning the highest places in the international auditions, competitions and festivals worldwide. My thoroughly developed teaching method is built on the best combination of Russian and European traditions in music education, and it is intended to build and advance skills in reading, technique, theory, to enrich music appreciation by exploring compositions of variety of styles and genres, to discover the internal abilities and approach to an instrument, and master performing techniques.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1998

Education

Master of Arts in Music Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Russian, French, English, Italian

Speaks

Has background check

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Polina is by far and away the best piano teacher I ever had. Her lessons are of much higher value than what she charges. Her musical knowledge and ability is extraordinary. I would give her 6 stars if I could!

Posted Aug 24, 2021
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I have been with Polina for two years and I cannot recommend her enough. She will introduce you to music in such a way that you cannot help but feel her love and passion for the subject. This is what makes every weekly lesson something I look forward to. Flexible and fun, she has guided me from my first time at the keys to Liszt. As an adult learner, I came in thinking my goals were impossible, but she made it all possible! Polina radiates kindness, and always knows how to push me to succeed at any given piece I bring to her (even ones that I thought I’d never be able to play). Her teaching style is repertoire over technique which has meant in all my time with her I have never gotten bored with the piano or stuck in the seven levels of Hanon. I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone, I often brag about her to my friends. Schedule her if you find an opening. It’s not often you can find someone so gifted in teaching music.

Posted Aug 23, 2021
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Polina is an amazing teacher. I learned so much in my first lesson. She's encouraging but honest, which is perfect for those who want real feedback to improve. Can't wait for my next lesson!

Posted Feb 18, 2020
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Pricing
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New Student Special
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