A Bit About Myself
My name is Tanya and I teach piano, which I learned to play as a child. My mother insisted that I learn it well and I am thankful now but it wasn't fun at the time. I am doing my best to change this approach and teach children in a very enjoyable and fun atmosphere.
Playing piano positively affects children's mental and motor skills. It is a true joy seeing smilingkids pressing the keys on the keyboard while filled with fascination and curiosity. Of course, every child is different and learns at a different pace—I am doing my best to facilitate every student with the right flow of information for their unique capabilities.
I was born in Belarus in 1984. Soon after my birth, my parents emigrated to Russia (Kaliningrad) which is where my adventure with piano started. My mother, a professional teacher, sent me to private lessons to discover this amazing instrument. It was fun at the start but unfortunately became boring after a while. Thankfully perseverance won out and I had learned the basics. I then went to Rachmaninoff's College in Kaliningrad where I mastered all the advanced subjects of piano playing and the theory of music.
During the learning process I worked with different teachers—some were very conservative, while others were not so much. I believe my approach to teaching is a good mixture of conservative methods that work and modern techniques that make piano very entertaining and enjoyable.