Unique method combining Russian and American Schools of cello playing.

My method of teaching is unique and combines Russian and American Schools of cello playing. I believe that focusing on musical ideas and characters combined with the body awareness is a key to learn how to play musical instrument. Each of my students receive an individual approach and I teach them how to be independent and how to work outside of a lesson. I select repertoire for each student very carefully so that it was fun to play and at the same time helped to develop technique and musicianship. Music helps to become more creative, free and intuitive. My first teaching experience in 2003 was assisting to Irina Lapteva in the cello class, during her private lessons as a part of the pedagogy class. I taught children 5-12 while living in Moscow. During studies at The Boston Conservatory I worked as a scale tutor for the string department as well as assisting my former teacher Andrew Mark. In summers 2009, 2011 worked as Practice Help Counselor Worker at Apple Hill helping participants to prepare for their concerts. From 2012-2014 I was a teaching assistant at the Michigan State University College of Music in the studio of renown Suren Bagratuni. During that time I was also a cello faculty at the Community Music School in East Lansing. After receiving Master's Degree and moving back to Boston I've been teaching cello at the Classical Arts and Science Academy and Boston String Academy.

Congratulations to Anya, Philip, Natalie, Caitlin for getting into various NEC Youth Orchestras

Congratulations to my student Anya getting into Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra

Congratulations to my student Ana- Grabriela for being accepted to Project Step

Congratulations to my student Philip for winning a second prize and Jaray winning a first prize at the Little Mozart's Competition and playing at Carnegie Hall. 

Congratulations to my student Caitlin for winning second prize and The American Protege competition and playing at Carnegie Hall