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Bachelors of Music, Piano Performance, Manhattan School of Music
Masters of Music, Piano Performance, Manhattan School of Music

Location: Westport, Connecticut
Contact Information: eliasmila@yahoo.com or (203) 222-9661

A dedicated musician and teacher, Mila Gottesman has performed in solo in New York City at Ann Goodman Recital Hall and Greenfield Hall. Ms. Gottesman is a highly regarded private piano teacher with over 35 years of experience. She works with students across a wide range of repertoires and age levels.

Mila Gottesman was born in Ukraine, a former republic of the USSR, and began playing piano at the age of five. She attended and graduated from one of the most selective youth music schools in Kiev, Ukraine. After moving to the United States at the age of fifteen, she graduated the Hebrew Arts School (presently Kaufman Music Center) in Manhattan.

Mila went on to received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Her studies included music education and the Dalcroze Eurhythmics method of teaching young children. Ms. Gottesman’s principal piano teachers included Dr. Solomon Mikowsky, Dr. Alexander Edelman (student of Heinrich Gustavovich Neuhaus), Dr. Arkady Aronov. Her principal teachers in Pedagogy included Dr. Paul Sheftel (piano) and Dr. Robert Abramson (Eurhythmics).

Mila has taught at various music schools throughout her career including the Westchester Conservatory of Music and Queens College. Her students have won the Competition of Young Pianists at Cami Hall and have appeared on the radio program "New York Kids". She is currently a long-time member of the Schubert Club of Fairfield County and has previously been a member of Piano Teachers' Congress of New York and Associated Music Teachers League (NY).

Currently, Mila teaches piano privately to both children and adults in her Westport studio. Goals of lessons for young beginners include fostering music appreciation, singing, ear training, improvisation, music expression through movements, and an understanding of musical concepts. Methods of teaching young children include the Dalcroze Eurhythmics which is an approach that connects music, movement, and the mind. It promotes children’s musical expression through learning rhythm and structure by listening to music and expressing themselves through improvised movement. For more advanced students, lessons focus on musical theory, solfege and offered performance opportunities such as competitions, festivals and recitals.  

 
Studio Location
Westport, CT 06880
 
Phone
(203) 222-9661
 

 
 
Website
www.pianoteachers.com/
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