When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming an artist and traveling the world. This is why I asked my grandmother to enroll me in a music school. The sound of a piano always mesmerized me, and I remember having goosebumps when I first heard Chopin’s piano concerto in e minor.
I started taking piano lessons when I was 6, and I won my first piano competition at 10. When I was 15, I performed with an orchestra for the first time. I pursued my undergraduate degree in piano performance in my home country of Belarus, at the Belarusian Academy of Music. This is when I also discovered a whole new world of collaborative piano working with many wonderful musicians – singers, instrumentalists, and conductors, and it became my true passion.
I worked as a collaborative pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and Cleveland Opera Theater. Having moved back to the Greater Washington area, I have been working at the Potomac Vocal Institute, Colgan High School and collaborated with local opera companies.
As an educator and piano teacher I believe that learning to play piano should be a fun and rewarding experience even though it takes time and patience. Wherever this journey may take a student, I am happy to help discover the world of music.
In my free time, I enjoy spoiling my daughter, seeing new places, having family movie nights, and hanging out with friends. I am also learning French and find it a lot of fun.