Quarles was trained in classical piano in my
home-town in Ukraine (formerly part of the
U.S.S.R.). I have been playing piano since the age
of eight, and have been teaching piano lessons for
the past eleven years. I believe experience is the
most important factor in successful teaching. I have
two musical degrees in theory and piano. I moved to
the United States over five years ago. Music is my
passion, and working with students and watching them
progress to higher levels gives me a great deal of
satisfaction and happiness.
I have spent most of my time teaching music to
all age groups from kindergarteners to adults. I
like working with both beginning and intermediate
level pianists of all ages. I specialize in teaching
beginners and work with them up through college
level. I like the challenge of teaching adults. I
recognize that many adults regret that they never
took lessons when they were young, or they just have
a love of music and want to learn more about it.
Adults are quick learners, but (newer students)
cannot always obtain the coordination or develop the
independent dexterity necessary to play at a higher
level. I tailor music lessons to meet an adult
individual needs and focus on the type of music he
or she wants to play. I believe no one is ever too
young or too old to begin playing the piano for the
first time or to build upon existing skills.
Although I am currently teaching in a childcare
center, my passion for teaching music privately and
in groups still remains, which is why I have
maintained my own music studio. I am always trying
to learn something new and I hope that I am never
finished learning. And, believe me, it doesn't
matter how many degrees you have, the learning never
ends. I learn from teaching my students all the
One of the most beneficial and practical courses
I have taken is the Harmony Road course. I have
enjoyed teaching this program since September 2003.
What a fantastic opportunity! I am very excited
about offering the keyboard based music group class.
The program is inspiring and exciting and it is my
hope that it will help many young musicians get off
to a wonderful start in their own musical lives!
Private and group piano lessons for children are
available in the studio, which is located in Boise.
Topics covered include development of music memory
skills, theory, solfege (do, re, mi fa?, ear
training, proper finger exercises, sight reading,
composition, improvisation and advanced rhythm
My lessons are fun, challenging, and tailored to
the ability of each individual. Students are
encouraged to participate in recitals. I look
forward to helping you reach your musical goals,
whatever they may be! However, those who just wish
to play for fun will certainly learn to do so! It is
my pleasure to teach you what I know about music and
it is my personal goal to set you on a life-long
path of learning about music. If you live in the
Boise or Meridian area and are interested in private
or group piano lessons, please contact me to
schedule your first lesson.