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Uma S.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
About Uma S.

Hello, my name is Uma, and I am a pianist and specialized piano instructor in Virginia Beach VA. I provide quality in-class, or in-home piano lessons. I offer piano lessons to children and adults of all ages, and from beginner through advanced. While you are here researching the best music instructor for you, please consider the benefits of becoming one of my students. Whether your child wants to begin playing his or her first notes on piano… a college student looking for help with your music major… or someone seeking a professional career… I know that everyone’s learning process is unique, so lessons are personalized to suit your individualized needs. This ensures that you choose your goals, and accomplish them in a way that works best for you. Growing up in musical family, I started playing piano and studying musical grammar and theory at age of 5. There was always music in our house. My father use to be a drummer at the jazz band and a singer. My older brother and I were engaged with music since our childhood. Hearing so many different types of music helped me to learn to appraise all basic aspects of my own playing every day. I also know that my brother’s achievements motivated me to get hold of a custom of daily practice for a minimum of four hours. And I can say with confidence that I wouldn’t change my musical “at-home” and school years for anything in the world. My study was based on a Moscow traditional musical school. That included large array of subjects in piano performance, composition and theory, solfeggio, world music, and music history. It was just brilliant academic work which has given me this great education and its traditions. Russian piano school traditions carry on from one generation to another, from teachers to their students. Throughout my educational journey, I took lessons with the greatest piano instructors as Rano Fakhrieva (Moscow), Valeriy Orlov (Dushanbe), Valeriy Shkarupa (master class) and others. I played in large concert halls in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Ayni Opera and Ballet Theatre and others), made several recordings for radio and television. I participated and was a prize winner in several international piano competitions in Small Hall in Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Suzdal (Russia), Amsterdam Concertgebouw Recital Hall (Netherlands), Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall (Poland). There was required repertoire that I presented for each of the above concert and competition. It consisted of piano works by a Baroque composer, one Chopin etude, one sonata by a Classical composer, one work or group of works by Chopin, Brahms, or Schumann. But as a human being, I do have some favorite piano pieces that I still love playing and listening to. They all relate to romantic period composers as Chopin, List, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.

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Teaching since 2006

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Teaches ages 5+

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Uma S.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
About Uma S.

Hello, my name is Uma, and I am a pianist and specialized piano instructor in Virginia Beach VA. I provide quality in-class, or in-home piano lessons. I offer piano lessons to children and adults of all ages, and from beginner through advanced. While you are here researching the best music instructor for you, please consider the benefits of becoming one of my students. Whether your child wants to begin playing his or her first notes on piano… a college student looking for help with your music major… or someone seeking a professional career… I know that everyone’s learning process is unique, so lessons are personalized to suit your individualized needs. This ensures that you choose your goals, and accomplish them in a way that works best for you. Growing up in musical family, I started playing piano and studying musical grammar and theory at age of 5. There was always music in our house. My father use to be a drummer at the jazz band and a singer. My older brother and I were engaged with music since our childhood. Hearing so many different types of music helped me to learn to appraise all basic aspects of my own playing every day. I also know that my brother’s achievements motivated me to get hold of a custom of daily practice for a minimum of four hours. And I can say with confidence that I wouldn’t change my musical “at-home” and school years for anything in the world. My study was based on a Moscow traditional musical school. That included large array of subjects in piano performance, composition and theory, solfeggio, world music, and music history. It was just brilliant academic work which has given me this great education and its traditions. Russian piano school traditions carry on from one generation to another, from teachers to their students. Throughout my educational journey, I took lessons with the greatest piano instructors as Rano Fakhrieva (Moscow), Valeriy Orlov (Dushanbe), Valeriy Shkarupa (master class) and others. I played in large concert halls in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Ayni Opera and Ballet Theatre and others), made several recordings for radio and television. I participated and was a prize winner in several international piano competitions in Small Hall in Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Suzdal (Russia), Amsterdam Concertgebouw Recital Hall (Netherlands), Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall (Poland). There was required repertoire that I presented for each of the above concert and competition. It consisted of piano works by a Baroque composer, one Chopin etude, one sonata by a Classical composer, one work or group of works by Chopin, Brahms, or Schumann. But as a human being, I do have some favorite piano pieces that I still love playing and listening to. They all relate to romantic period composers as Chopin, List, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Russian, English, Persian, English, Russian

Speaks

Has background check

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Great personality Uma, Your warm heart and shown patience in teaching both my children is amazing, I will always applaud your wonderful work. My children just love it when times comes when Uma is about to teach them lessons. Please, if you have never had Uma as a teacher, you have to give her a try. You will see this is her passion. Good work Uma. We love you.

Posted Sep 23, 2014
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Best in home teaching experience my daughter ever has had. Can't believe how well she is getting and in such a short amount of time as we just started taking here to Uma a few months ago. At 13 she is learning faster than I ever could. This is no lazy teacher. Homeschooling my child and Uma comes one a week to teach her how to play the piano. She is a very nice woman, with a gift, I would recommend Uma to anyone who want's to learn how to play the piano, Thank you Uma.

Posted Sep 19, 2014
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I started taking online piano lessons with Uma a few months ago. This is my first experience to have lessons via Skype, and it works great, it saves a lot of time and makes learning much more convenient. I enjoy learning with Uma :) She has found a personal approach to me, and keeps me motivated and interested throughout the learning. Uma is a great professional teacher, and my progress is obvious! I feel confident and safe with her knowing she will lead me to success)) The prices are fair, and I enjoy the Takelessons in general, as everything is fast, mobile and easy. I would highly recommend you to check it by yourself!

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Instructor details
Classical Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Central Dr
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
$50
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30